Not going to keep trying to get my kit running...

Discussion in '4-Stroke Engines' started by Sketch, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Sketch

    Sketch Member

    I've had another gear failure with my 4-stroke honda kit, frame mounted. I guess I'm just not good at putting these things together or maintaining it correctly. I'm sad about it, but I'm going to give up trying to keep it running.

    I posted an add to sell everything I have - could be a good deal for the right person. Hope you don't mind if I plug it here, the posting for it is in Buy/Sell/Trade:

  2. jared8783

    jared8783 Member

    whats been givin you problems?

    just the gearbox?

    get a q-matic
  3. Sketch

    Sketch Member

    some posts (here on the forum) about problems with the q-matic, and with it's design, made me very skeptical about it. Is it any good? are there people who have got it and haven't had any trouble with it?

    Also, I couldn't find anyone selling the q-matic without the engine. Anyone know where I would look for it without the engine?
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2010
  4. jared8783

    jared8783 Member

  5. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Sketch,

    The hundreds of Q-Matics sold have worked out to be "bullet proof" and one of the most reliable drives available.

    One of our vendors made a small run of pulleys that were cut incorrectly and resulted in 3 drives that developed belt wear issues. We no longer use the fabricated pulley and all drives now use the American made "Congress" brand.

    I have over 4500 miles on the original Q-Matic drive and has been totally trouble free.

    Due to demand the Q-Matic drive is available as a stand-alone product and can be ordered from any authorized EZM dealer. The Q-Matic has been installed on a large variety of motors including HF, Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, Honda, HS, Lifan, etc with great results.

    The Q-Matic was originally designed to work with the hi-RPM motors [HS & Honda 49 CC] and in the process we located the clutch to the rear of the drive to allow the motor to rev quickly [less flywheel action], making it a great choice to transfer the maximum amount of power to the rear wheel.

    Many, many, people on this site use the Q-Matic drive and I am sure several will offer additional information.

    Have fun,
  6. Sketch

    Sketch Member

    Thanks for the encouragement.

    I spent a fair amount of time today on the phone with and figured out what all I will need to make the conversion.

    Here's what we came up with:

    4G Complete Gearbox - Honda $139.99

    Spenner wrench (to adjust belt tension) $6.99

    26" HD Rim w/48T Freewheel & Brake $129.99

    1pc to 3pc Wide Crank Conv. Kit $24.99

    3pc Wide Crank Pedal Kit $29.99

    Grubee Throttle handle $9.99 (mine broke)

    Shipping (free for orders over $100) $0.00 *Type in coupon code "FREESHIP"

    Total $341.94
  7. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member