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32motleycrue

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I picked up a 4hp Robin 2 Stroke Engine. Its made for a cement mixer so its got the 6:1 Gear box on it.

How would I go about running it since now the axle spins 6 times slower than before?

This is what I thought and I want to know if it works.

Putting a 40t sprocket on the axle, running it to a 10t jackshaft, then back to a 40t rear wheel.
In my head this works, but i'm a better frame builder than engine guy.


Also, I would have to post a picture for this, but when I took the engine apart to clean it up I took off the throttle bit w/ governor and now im not that sure how it goes back on. If there are any diagrams out there, that would be sweet.
 

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gone_fishin

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that's a pretty neat double-tensioner idea...i moved this into "wild in the streets" because, well, it's wild :eek:

i'm not much help with gearing, but you may count on a crazy or two coming along and helping out :)
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mickey

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If you're going from 40 x 10 x 40, isn't that the same as 40 x 40? or 10 x 10? You'll just end up with 6:1 reduction. Is the jackstaff just to move power to the other side?
 
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gone_fishin

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we need pics (or links) of the engine, too, before we can get to work :)

i believe the jackshaft also serves to offset the power around the engine and back into center for transfer to the rear wheel.
 
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32motleycrue

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I'll put up pictures later tonight of the engine. Im at work all day so i'll just surf this site and look at cool bikes for now.
 
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Ghost0

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The way your picture shows it would be 1:1. You are going 1:4 then back to 4:1 making it 1:1, effectively no change in ratio.

If your engine has a clutch on it already you shouldn't have a problem with it sitting and idling after start up.
 
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32motleycrue

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Well currently its 6:1, how would I go about adjusting it so I can power the rear wheel and go about 40mph max? (20" rear)
 
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5-7HEAVEN

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:cool:I'm a "crazy", and proud OF it.

Tell me at what rpm your maximum hp and torque is realized. Then I can predict which gears you need to reach 40mph.

Myron
 
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Bean Oil

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Tell me at what rpm your maximum hp and torque is realized.
^ MyRHONE (Myron) is the man... LOL... although if the op may not have those torque/rpm specs they might be published somewhere.

I used to do gear-inch charts for friends when I rode mountain bikes, but I've forgotten all that stuff now. *sigh* With 7-speed clusters and three chainwheels there was a lot of cross-shifting involved if one wanted the very next possible ratio up or down... but I digress.

Carry on. :)~
 
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