Titan Base Cutdown.

Discussion in 'Rack Mounted Engines' started by fetor56, Apr 28, 2009.

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  1. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    On a 250Km trip(some on dirt) one of my jackshaft bearings(bushs actually) failed.Since mine was the first model Titan i opted to buy the most rescent jackshaft assembly,bushs etc substantially beefed-up.
    While i was there i wanted to drop some weight from the stainless steel base so i cut it down,now it's only half the weight with no significant loss in strength.

  2. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    Very nice! This is how they should come from dax (maybe for an extra fee?) That looks a ton better and the drop in weight must make the bike feel better too.

    How long did it take you to gnaw through that thing by the way? That looks like rather thick steel. You gotta post some pix when its assembled again.
  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    I'm currently working on it now,but while there i'm also doing extra mods.Geez that 250Km trip really taught me a lesson(particularly rough dirt roads) about handling/weight/reliability.
    Before pic:

    After to come:

    PS,it took about 3 hrs to crawl my way through the 6mm stainless steel(really got my moneys worth there)
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  4. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Here's the stainless steel base cut-down....while i was there replacing the failed jackshaft with the latest version i also replaced the standard chain with a KMC.
    The bike is now noticably lighter & methinks exceedingly more reliable.....now where's those dirt roads again. :whistling:




    BTW...i also beefed-up the way the sprockets connect to the jackshaft cos i never did trust that idea.
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  5. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    Nice streamlining there fetor. That looks so much better than the original.
    Yer gonna make Large Philipino jealous!
  6. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    I think it'll take a few more mods to catch-up with him. :grin5:
  7. chrisnbush

    chrisnbush Member

    Just a note, I didn't like the jackshaft sprocket arrangement either - especially after stripping the set screw !

    What I did was to flatten the surface of the shaft with my grinder, just around where the output sprocket sits on the jackshaft to sort of key it. I feel more confident that the set screw will hold it now.

    Didn't do it with the input sprocket though, not yet anyway.
  8. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Not a bad idea chris.
    I drilled & tapped the opposide side of the sprocket & bolted it from that side aswell.....safety in numbers.
  9. cycledude

    cycledude Member

    NOOB that I am I have a question, why is this particular set up called Titan?
    I did a little search but found no re-seller for this set up.
    Can you all set me straight.
  10. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Besides Greek mithology a Titan is described as:
    one that is gigantic in size or power/one that stands out for greatness or achievement.
    In other words i don't know & i've never seen Duane from thatsdax explain....perhaps his last girlfriend was a rather large and menacing person,a female Titan. :whistling:

    The only person that sells this setup in it's current configuration is,like i said:
  11. skyl4rk

    skyl4rk Guest

    I drilled a dimple into the shaft and lined up the sprocket so the set screw (actually bolt) drove into the dimple. Then cranked hard on the set screw.
  12. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    It shouldn't be up to us to fix design shortcomings,but no-one here seems to like the alternative.
  13. skyl4rk

    skyl4rk Guest

    Well, I consider this basic machining that most everyone can do. It has to be custom made to fit the bike.