- Apr 9, 2009
So, I built a chinese MB and wasnt please with the engine at all. Then proceeded to buy an old solex velosex and was really a sweet little ride but uber gutless. I used to race gopeds and have quite a bit of knowledge building them and can biuld a 5hp motor pretty easily. So now im thinking about strapping one of my motors on the front wheel of an old cruiser. What are the drawbacks of a friction drive? What should I watch for? anyone else build a "high horse" friction drive?