after alot of reading, picture looking, and day dreaming, i finally got back to work on my bar stool project. i started it back in 05' with a small section of frame i built. now 4yrs later and a job to fund it
im back to work on it.
i don't really have a plan so to speak for anything. well at least on paper.
chassis is made from 1"x1"x 13Ga square tube. most parts are from mini bikes and shifter karts. the engine is a 5hp Briggs & Stratton I/C with a cast iron bore. getting the power to the ground i chose to run a comet torque-a-verter rather then just a centrifugal clutch. just a regular centrifugal clutch will wear fast cause there is one gear ratio. with the TAV it has 2 variable pulleys the will go from a low speed all the way to high speed ratios and even a small over drive ratio.
copied from comets website
This is an asymmetrical type torque converter system which means the sheave faces are non-symmetrical. They have different angles. In this case, the movable sheave face is 18" while the stationary sheave face is 2-1/2" for a collective angle of 20-1/2". Here are some reasons for selecting the asymmetrical concept. The Torque-A-Verter can attain an .90:1 or 10% overdrive.
so from what ive read this drivetrain and size motor and gearing will get me wheelie popping low end and 40+ mph speed runs.
nuff yackin here is the build so far. pics suck im using my cell phone for pics.
mocking up my front axle and working on finding my angles for the fork like bars. and you can see the rear 1" live axle and bearing cassets with gussets behind them.
angles found cut and welded. i have the knuckles leaned back about 5*
engine mount plate welded on, and drive sprocket and hub from a racing go kart, also disk brake and hub from a racing go kart.
%hp Briggs & Stratton I/C with the cast bore. and the comet TAV2.
other side of the engine. i love the old flat heads
if i read the code right its a new old stock 1984 engine.
engine bolted on. ad TAV2 cover off.
that's it so far! the rest i have to do is make a aluminum gas tank, brake, throttle, hubs, wheels & tires, steering, stool, get some #35 chain, some gusseting and probably alot of other things. maybe some paint in there too