friction drive tip

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by eastwoodo4, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    if u need to grease your bearings on your friction drive they make a grease injection neede for greasing sealed mine from autozone.hoped i helped someone.

  2. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    could a moderator put this in rack mount?sorry.
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    helps them to last a long time....

    thanks for reminding me

    I had one of these years ago before the fire came through
    I am going to buy another one
    my rack bearings could use some grease !!!
    helps them to last a long time....

    ride that THING sideways
  4. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    real good advice, its easy to get behind on maintainence.
  5. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    for people who dont know.the needle slips between the rubber and the dont try and poke the needle thru the rubber.just thought i better ad this.
  6. bbb

    bbb Member

    a little off topic but i could use a tip regarding how tite to set the roller/drive into the tire...thought i had it and then i rode it again and everything is covered in fine black rubber dust...1st time i think i had it to tite cuz it had no power
  7. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    1/8 inch to 1/4 inch max tire deflection seems to work best for me. Keep your drive tire near its max rated pressure. I run 55-60 PSI.
    If you have a quick release lever for engagement make sure to screw it in enough. If it's too loose/easy to lock then the roller will eventually lose pressure on the wheel causing lots of slippage. Too much deflection also makes it a mother-effer to get the bike rolling. Can't be good for the bearings either.

    Thanks for the tip on the greaser eastwood. I don't really feel like replacing mine so I'll pick one of those up to keep my rigs happy.
  8. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Out of curiosity do u guys release the pressure of your drive roller contacting the tyre at the end if the day.........i'm guessing it doesn't make much difference over a short period if time?
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    usually yes fetor

    usually yes fetor -- roller off the tire after riding
    as we know we sometimes forget
    thinking that if it is left on one place on the tire for a long time
    couple of days or weeks
    might not be the best ???

    I like my roller adjusted only to the point where there is no slippage
    anything more than that slows down the machine !!!

    ride that thing sideways
  10. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    loose as possible with out slipping.
    i never do.been riding mine for years.
    your welcome :)
  11. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

  12. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

  13. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    these are truly used for

    these are truly used for
    going directly into the little hole on jerk fittings
    have you ever had a jerk that you could hardly get the grease gun on ??
    that's what these are for
    they just insert right into the little hole...

    after I used one years ago -- I loved it !!!

    as far as being used to slip between the rubber seal -- why not -- I am going to try soon

    ride that thing sideways
  14. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

  15. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

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