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would a center mount, chain drive work on a full suspension bike?



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toxicmammoth

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it could

their doesn't look like there's a lot of travel with the suspension. you will have to position the idler so it keeps tension thru the travel of the arm.
 
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gone_fishin

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the idler will also travel with the stay...i don't think you'd like the results, the chain will give you some real problems.

unless...you come up with a spring-loaded tensioner/idler.

that's my opinion is all...let us know what you decide.
 
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turbo/chaos

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whats said is i just found one yeah but turned it over to the cops because i had a fealling it was stolen well it was just seating in front of a abound store for to days so yeah
 

MadCanadian

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Thats a great idea. why has no one done it, made one before.
I was considering doing that on a v-belt drive, using the tensioner as a clutch as well, on a 3hp tecumseh engine driving a lawn tractor rear wheel.

To me the v-belt seems to make sense for a fully suspended rear because it will tolerate more play and misalignment.

The small tecumseh snowblowers use a v-belt with a spring-loaded tensioner as a clutch, so the setup is already engineered and should work.
 
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