Using the Nu Vinci hub?

Discussion in 'Performance Mods' started by 5-7HEAVEN, Sep 28, 2007.

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  1. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:has anyone here installed the NuVinci hub with their engine? i'm curious to know what kind of clearance issues you came across,especially with the frame.

    thinking about installing one to drive twin engines, happy time midframe, with jackshaft to transfer power to the right side. the NuVinci is undergoing rigorous testing at STATON.


  2. NuVinci

    Yes I just installed one on Zack. It went on like a dream. Statons pics are shown with 3 drive sprockets. I'm only using 1. Bike's not completed, so I haven't driven it yet but it looks pretty heavy duty.



  3. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:Zomby, thanks for responding.

    i read in your feature article that the hub weighed 11 lbs?!:shock:

    what are the ratios in the hub? what is your total gear reduction, including jackshaft sprocket, CVT,etc.?

  4. Don't know??? I am a freakin build it - ride it - & evaluate it sort of a guy. I left the drivetrain open somewhat. The gear sizes are not written in Stone. They could be altered mucho. The only thing that is permanent is the CVT. If there were one redeeming quality the way these things mount make your motor very happy. True isolated - rubber mounts. Check them out.

    OK for a mathmatics CHAMPION CHALLANGE.. The CVT has a reduction box built in
    (hint - looks same as all other China cheap trans) If I had to guess 3 to 1. That is transfered with a 3 to 1 slippy auto-centrifical belt - then a custom made 8 tooth (#42 reg 1/2 inch links BMX size sprocket) drives a 28 tooth on the jackshaft. This is reduced to a 18 tooth inside drive on the shaft then to the rear wheel, which has a 22 tooth sprocket. The rear wheel has it's own NuVinci variable so I want to know what time it will be if you left San Diego at 4.00 pm before you reach Hawaii?
  5. Haggard

    Haggard Guest

    lol yeah , Zombie, with that many variables, ride and gear, gear and ride till its right. Took me the longest time to get my first bike geared appropriately. probably would of been quicker if i hadn't kept trying to make it look right on paper and just did it
  6. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    *goes to look for her old PHD in advanced mathematics* ... oh, it must be in my other head lol...

    Jemma xx

    PS. anyone get the red dwarf link?
  7. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    :cool:Zomby, you'd arrive before the San Diego 10pm news report.
  8. NuVinci

    This hub is fantastic. Low is Really low - High is really High. Best thing I've used by far. Not even a close second...
  9. But does it shift with full throttle? In other words,do you have to ease off between shifts or could you power away so exciting? :excitement:
  10. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    David Staton of Staton-inc has been trying to kill one of these hubs. Contact him and post his reply here.:cool:
  11. I haven't found a retail site for just the hub alone....what does it cost?.....I think Staton wants to sell and engine AND hub but I would be curious what a hub alone would run.


  12. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    The hub is sold by its lonesome. I linked it in a thread here today. Look over at Staton's site, it is there. About $400 iirc.
  13. Ease OFF

    The control has two cables. The rotation of the control goes a full 450 degrees like a BIG throttle. A full 360 rotation & 1/4. It has a straight line when in high gear & does a graph curve steeper to low. I tried to twist it while motoring & it had resistance. Let off the gas & it is Very smooth. I am amazed at the range of gears that this has. Low pedals like a Billy Goat. High gear you can pedal 40 mph. NO LIE!
  14. I am just wondering how much abuse this NuVinci will take. Lets keep an open mind but also open eyes. All power is transmitted by friction of the balls. Please keep all us posted Zomby.
  15. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    He said "balls", hee hee.
  16. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    Seriously though, it sounds like a great product, but the price is OUT THERE!
  17. Actually when you consider the price of a cheap moped with it's automatic transmission and stuff then you consider Zombie's bike with the added 400 dollar hub it's about par price wise with a cheap moped and still way cheaper than a Vespa scooter and is way cooler than a Vespa would ever dream of being and now can actually keep up with one...if not blow it away.
    Yes. Nu Vinci hub = EPIC WIN!
  18. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    Very true Large. Just compared to a lot of the cheaper stuff we see on here it's pretty high. However, you do get what you pay for.
  19. Cost of NuVinci

    I showed my bike to a Wrench at Hidden Valley Bikes in Escondido (Burn Town) He told me the NuVinci sales rep offered to Give him one... He went on to say that they would have to sell them for 600 to turn a good profit. I bought mine from Staton for 470 laced on a 26" wheel. Then paid 60 to have it relaced on my 24" fatty. That is more than I paid for a ported/polished/race ready motor and a CVT.

    I am very satisfied with the quality of this hub. It works GREAT with my jackshaft. The time I spent trying to build a shifter & the thrashed parts that resulted from my mistakes cost that much.

    These bikes we build can get stupid expensive. Paint/Chrome plating are the most. Those Al Alloy wheels from Quickspeed are 800 for a set. Hydraulic disk brakes can break the bank too. I could build another Zack for about 1300 if no mistakes & stay out of the paint shop. BUT the paint looks better when you take the spray gun away from me!

    I started the Zack project trying to do it for under 1000. I was right on track untill I saw the NuVinci. I like it so much that if/when I build another it will def be built around this hub... IT ROCKS!!