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Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:50 pm
by zelph
Mine will take right off, no push start needed. The thing has power.

Yours is soo cute :D We be kids ;)

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:52 pm
by realityguy
Another difference is that mine was $10.. :lol: ..but I didn't get a charger with it..still trying to figure that out... :roll:

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:09 am
by zelph
realityguy wrote:Another difference is that mine was $10.. :lol: ..but I didn't get a charger with it..still trying to figure that out... :roll:
If it has 2 bat. it's prob. 24 volt. You can pick up the chargers on ebay for 5 bucks if watch for a week daily. Mine is 36 volt

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:34 am
by Ridgerunner
How well does it do under weight on a steep incline or riding through the woods?

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:55 am
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:How well does it do under weight on a steep incline or riding through the woods?
Not good at all :o They should make an all terrain scooter. I saw one many years ago made for the forestry dept. It had an internal gyroscope that kept it upright to traverse over fallen trees. Nice toy for hunters. I'll google to see if I can find it.

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:08 am
by sudden
zelph wrote:
Ridgerunner wrote:How well does it do under weight on a steep incline or riding through the woods?
Not good at all :o They should make an all terrain scooter. I saw one many years ago made for the forestry dept. It had an internal gyroscope that kept it upright to traverse over fallen trees. Nice toy for hunters. I'll google to see if I can find it.
This might work
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Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:23 am
by Ridgerunner

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:59 am
by realityguy
Most oldsters know those as tote-goats..where have you been?
Before the advent of "honda" and other rice bikes that's all we had for riding the trails.The one I rode had a 3hp Briggs and Stratton with a centrifugal clutch and reduction shaft(like that one).It would "slug" up trail hills and fly down them depending on the position of the belt in the clutch.I only ran it off a cliff once in Eastern Washington. :o They were pretty much indestructble machines that like the energizefr bunnies..kept going,going,and going.
It did break down once way back in about 5-6 miles in the mountains above Lake Chelan(South Navarre),threw a bearing in the reduction shaft.We ditched it in a clump of trees and it gave us a reason to go back the following week into the upper meadows and excellent fishing there again.
I remember fishing at Cub Lake where there were so many fish that we were squeezing the fish we had already caught for the salmon egg skin we would drape over the bare hook to catch the next one..all about 10-12" fish.
Back to tote-goats..My dad broke down and bought a "Sherpa"..a 6hp job with a 2(?) speed transmission that would top out about 45 on the dirt road..packing him and the deer. :shock:

http://www.johnsontotegote.com/

http://www.oldminibikes.com/forum/compl ... emand.html

I know the net has a lot of old "mini-bike" plans available from Popular Mechanics and other magazines like that.You've got a welder..why not make your own?

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:29 pm
by Ridgerunner
Stumpjumper told me they use to have these trail bikes called fatbobs with huge fat tires that had 5hp. motors and would handle any trail but not at a hight speed. Turns out, Harley makes a bike called a fatbob so my google search turned up nothing I was looking for. :roll:

Re: Sometimes when your body says no it means it!

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:15 pm
by realityguy
The local flea market over here has mini bike kits in the same format for $300 each.I noticed that today.I don't know what the kit contains but the one on display had a B&S engine sitting in it,I think a reduction shaft,but no centrifugal clutch,and "chain"(?) and instructions in a plastic bag.Most of the old ones used belts and pulleys.There might have been gears and chains to the wheel from the reduction shaft.They were made for hunting and hauling out game.
The centrifugal clutch(and reduction shaft) is what gives them pulling power up hills but also allows them to rev up and go on the flats by changing the gear ratio automatically as the clutch gets closer together at higher speeds and decreases the ratio closer to 1:1...The insides are bevelled out upward towards the top edge.The higher the RPM,the closer they get making the belt move higher on the motor end with the higher RPMs.
I think Fatbobs were another name..but more of a factory type bike with all the trimmings like shocks,cushy seats,and more road stuff on them.I think that Sherpa might have had shocks also which made us kind of jealous of the old man's ride...Of course we were only probably 10-12(?),so we didn't really care as long as we got to ride..instead of walk. :lol:
This is the one Dan needs..or maybe you could use it to run down deer... http://gokartsusa.com/tsb-600trailsport ... ibike.aspx