2 quick easy questions about gebe installation

astring

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I got my kit!!!

anyway the belt rubs the brakes when the tension is off. When the tension is on it has a tiny amount of clearance, does anyone think that will be a problem?



Also, what about attaching the front metal support to the quick release that holds the seat post?
 

DetonatorTuning

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yes that will be a problem, nothing should have interference at any time.

move your mount back another hole on the torque strap, so that the engine is further back.

i have my torque strap connected to my seat post QR. i offset the QR so that the torque strap i sdead on inline with the center of the seat post.

glad to hear your kit arrived,
steve
 

astring

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Is is ok if the engine is not perfectly vertical 90 degrees to the ground? maybe 5 degrees off (this is a rs 4 stroke). I read that these have to be vertical. Also I am having a few other problems. I will pm Augi.
 

vegaspaddy

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hi astring,

glad to hear your kit came, once you get that kit up and running its going to be hard getting back on happy time again.
 

astring

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Augi, thanks much for the replies. Here is where I am now.

I pulled back the wheel and I have clearance for the ring!!!

Everything is a go, I bolted the front strap to the seat post (with a quick release). My only question is this, if my 4 stroke is leaning back about 3 degrees will that cause a problem?
 

astring

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I am noticing that on a lot of pics the rs 4 strokes are leaning back more than mine, it looks like it will not be a problem.
 

astring

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I just took it for a ride and it went well (a lot of torque). engine seemed to get pretty hot though and I hear a rubbing sound when I let off the throttle (maybe that is just the belt on the gear?). it is a much better ride than my friction drive but the peddling is harder. I can tell that this will take some tweaking as I go.
 

astring

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I got this thing going and I am loving it. This difference between this and my friction drive is amazing. I just did a test run to my workplace and back (4+ miles each way) it took 35 minutes (about 9 miles with several stop light).

VERY fun to ride.
 
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