shift kit question......

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by locoWelder, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    this makes me wonder about how this kit would do on a uphill challange? 5,or 6% 200lb rider and a 75 lb trailer?
     

  2. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    The sell 2 optional sprockets for the kit, it comes with 10t, can get an 11t for speed or 9t for hills. I run the 11t. I am a big guy (200lbs) and I motor up the steepest hills on the Island at 20-25. I do not know the grade, but they are steep! I also carry 20-24 lbs of gear/groveries on my rear rack and bags at times. I am sure the 9t would do even better.
     
  3. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Appropriately geared, as Ed says, and you should have no worries.
    To reduce the final drive ratio on mine, I fitted a 6-speed Shimano MegaRange SuperLow rear cluster. (I also had to fit a Shimano Tourney MegaRange derailleur to suit.)
    Sick Bike Parts sell a 7-speed MegaRange cluster.

    For extra-super-low final drive gearing, SBP also sell a 24T chainring. With the SuperLow cluster, that's a 24T front driving a 34T rear in 1st. Climb anything.
     
  4. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Hi locoWelder

    Have you seen my setup?
    Fully loaded i have towed 165 lbs behind me up some serious hill climbs.

    The shift kit has no problems towing serious weight, when coupled with the appropriate gearing ordered from the SickBikeParts website.

    Fabian
     
  5. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    can you send me a link to your bike , I planning a huge trip to start off Jan of 2011...12,000 miles plus....no bull!

    I am looking at a Trek pure w/ a Honda GX50 and the shift kit?.....
     
  6. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    There's a pic of Fabian's bike, complete with a pretty decent trailer, in one of the other shift-kit threads. It's 2am here, so hopefully Fabian will pop up tomorrow and point you in the right direction.
    (I'm only up this late tonight for the Canadian Grand Prix. Want to see if Webber can do it again.)

    12,000 miles+ ? How many spare engines are you carrying? I wouldn't trust my HT for 1000 miles in one go. Mind you, my HT doesn't compare to your Honda.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2010
  7. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Hi locoWelder

    What you can't see in the photos are the special ball bearing hinges that allow the lid to close, as standard door hinges have too much slop and move against the direction of the gas strutts, preventing the lid from closing.
    Although expensive, ball beaing hinges with no freeplay were the only solution.

    Pics reposted for you:

    Fabian
     

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    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010
  8. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Thanks Fabian, and Webber didn't make it. Drats.
    Lewis Hamilton did.
     
  9. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    I was wondering whether red Bull deliberately gave Mark Webber an in-house penalty (with a gearbox change) for not letting their poster boy (Sebastian Vettel) win the race in Turkey.

    Fabian
     
  10. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Don't want to get too OT, but I think there's more drama to come re Webber/Vettel.
    Pleased to see that Webber was signed for another year. Was Vettel? Nothing was mentioned.
    Still, that was what cost the race.
     
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