CVT plus g/box?

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CVT plus g/box?

Post by Hoover » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:02 pm

Please bare with me as I'm a novice at this :D
Is it possible to to use a CVT system off a scooter with the rear pulley mounted on an Albion g/box so I get a bigger spread of gearing? I was also wondering if a torque converter from an auto car transmission would work as a cvt?
I'm not looking a speed demon just a bike capable of doing 50/60 mph most of the time.

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Re: CVT plus g/box?

Post by realnutter » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:52 am

Well, Honda did it with the CB400A, and a 750 version..

they used a car style torque converter, and a 2 speed gearbox giving low/hig ranges... the 400 was strangely nice to ride. despite losing a shed load of power thru the transmission....

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Re: CVT plus g/box?

Post by Hoover » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:13 am

The loss of power is the thing worrying me as most diesels don't have a shedload to loose :lol:
Early days yet anyway, still looking for a suitable diesel engine. :lol: hinking of around 6 to 10 hp ? is that enough?

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Re: CVT plus g/box?

Post by Stuart » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:16 pm

6-10 isn't enough in my book, especially with a CVT. You'll get more all round from a twin cylinder bike giving closer to 20 hp.

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