Staton Twin Engine Gearbox??????

Discussion in 'Rack Mounted Engines' started by snipertrr8, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. snipertrr8

    snipertrr8 New Member

    I have a Nuvinci kit with one Robin Subaru but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the new twin engine kit. At 3.2 Hp it would be pretty powerful for a 4 stroke + you would have the extra reliability of an extra engine.

  2. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    my first thought was,would be well over 50 cc.
  3. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    My first thought was the added weight. Second thought was buying the kit without engines. I have two extra Mits TLE 43 engines and two GP460 engines.

    Dave Staton stated that he would not sell it without the engines.

    Maybe I'll ask him again.:devilish:
  4. 2 - 25cc robins at 1.1 hp each might be legal, practical, and fun.
  5. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

  6. One must have a gear it drives through, one to one, to reverse rotation.
  7. snipertrr8

    snipertrr8 New Member


    Any updates from people who have the twin engine set up. I still want to do this really badly, and now Dave is selling the gearbox just by itself.
  8. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Rick's twin-engine Staton gearbox will be for sale.

  9. It certainly will! although a dual GP460 modded set up would be madly insane (fun) i think for the purpose of practicality and the fact that i can now get my bike up to 50mph, im not quite sure dual 460's is going to be a venture i will soon pursue. I still gotta go pick it up from a friend but it will be available.
  10. Still no one has tried this box? I was about 3 seconds from buying it but getting info from Staton is like pulling teeth.
    My concern is the disclaimer at the bottom of the page declaring the smaller 12 tooth gear can be noisey and is not recommended for bikes or trikes. However 12 tooth is NOT the smaller gear....the gear options go down to 8 tooth. So Im not sure if that is a typo or is there an 12 tooth gear common to all these dual engine kits(and thus they are all noisey)
    I would also like to know if it fits Honda GX 50's.....if anyone knows please let me know.

    Sorry to ask but I just can not seem to get any useful info from Staton.
  11. Also...if anyone has a link to it that would be great. I can't find it now to save my life.
    I checked my history and everything.
  12. I can say from experience that the twelve tooth gear staton is speaking of is an internal gear (one that is attached to the shaft ofthe clutch drum) where the variable sizes of gears you spoke of are the drive gears that the chain runs off of.

    The box is noisy but we ride motored bikes which are inherently noisy and if youre running two motors, i never found it to be a big deal. I ran two gx35's and it actually sounded pretty cool, like a bi-plane.

    Staton sells an adapter for the gx50 but you would be awfully wide on your set up. My gp460 is faster than two gx35s but i have to deal with all of the issues associated with 2 strokes.

    If you have any more detailed questions let me know or you can ask hawaii_ed, i gave him my dual box.
  13. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Member

    A word to the wise is sufficient.

    I had pickettdeblanco's twin-engine gearbox and shipped it to Staton in September. I am playing one-way phone tag with the vendor. AFAIK, he has not started working on it.:poop:
  14. Thanks, about the 12 tooth gear...that is what I thought. THe wording on the site was just a little confusing. Im about to take off on a cross country trip in the Spring and I dont think I would enjoy the noise for that long.
    I think I was looking for an excuse not buy my fourth engine kit from Staton because of the poor customer service. That'll do just fine:)
  15. Yes, that is another concern. I worry that if ther customer service is this bad while I still have my money in my pocket it wont get better once it is in their pocket.
  16. I was talking to staton the other day about getting new bearings for my gear box and he mentioned he had the twin engine box. Hes not the best people person but he does have a product no one else provides... =\
  17. snipertrr8

    snipertrr8 New Member

    Nope, never bought the twin engine gearbox. I was told that it would overpower my Nuvinci and I didnt want that.
  18. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Member

    I am at his mercy.:ack2:
  20. Greybeard

    Greybeard Member

    My take on customer relations:
    Many of the venders we use are one man shows. If they are like Dave Staton, they are busy making parts, assembling parts, packing parts, shipping parts, and rebuilding parts.
    If they are the phone with you, they aren't doing the other stuff. Some of us stay on the phone too long, ask too many stoopid questions, and all the time the machines are quiet. You can't pay for quality machines unless they are working. You can't build quality parts if you aren't paying attention to the process. This is not Walmart.
    The other side is Blow by you. Terry Blow worked hard at making a go of it. Decent parts prices, lots of variety, good customer relations, "how to" videos, and he built bikes too. Look up his website. He's having to go to work doing something else to feed his family. Vince @ Venice told me he gets 150 e-mails a day, and it makes it hard to get work done answering all the e-mails and telephone calls.
    I've bought from Staton because when in doubt, buy the best. I hate having to redo cheap stuff. I'll keep trying until I get through.