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Old 10-08-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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so how does it roll?
drive train?

it's the same as those Hardly davidsons *lol* that use a chain or shaft to spin something that rubs the tire *like the ground would* it's not very effective but omg awesome looking.
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it's a concept...

it'll probably be 40% different if the project actually goes through...

tire changes would be a bish on that!
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drive train?

it's the same as those Hardly davidsons *lol* that use a chain or shaft to spin something that rubs the tire *like the ground would* it's not very effective but omg awesome looking.
friction drive.
been doing it in choppers some:
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drive train?

it's the same as those Hardly davidsons *lol* that use a chain or shaft to spin something that rubs the tire *like the ground would* it's not very effective but omg awesome looking.
there is no factory made harley davidson that has ever had shaft or friction drive. all current hd's made are belt driven.

the bikes you're speaking of, have nothing at all to do with hd. not the motors, frame, or drivetrain.
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but in that you can see where the tire hits the ground... in the first post, it is a painted, non-rolling surface touching the ground
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but in that you can see where the tire hits the ground... in the first post, it is a painted, non-rolling surface touching the ground
well obviously it's just a far fetched concept with no real world ability to be ridden. just a design exercise.
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that chopper is chain driven my friend...http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...icial%26sa%3DN

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my bad. I knew some of the hubless customs are friction drive, guess I just picked the wrong bike.
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I think friction drive makes the bike look soooo clean...

as for reliability? pushing heavily against the rim I suppose it doesn't need to be adjustable; otherwise you slide the rim as usual.

We saw them used in the biker build offs at least twice if I recall correctly.
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