Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Bit of a Snag

The torque dampener in the rear wheel is totally trashed. It turns out it is discontinued from Kawasaki and nobody had one. Not even Ebay. Bummer! Granted the power from the electric motor will be a lot smoother than banging through gears, but i need something to fill the gap. It doesn't look too bad until you realize that all of the material that is in compression during acceleration is totally gone.
What is to be done? Could make a mold and cast one out of urethane, but that would be a big investment. I think maybe the simplest solution us to machine one out of UHMWP. I could build it in segments.

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