Creative thinking, reverse on a 1200


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Rusty Bike
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Creative thinking, reverse on a 1200

Postby Rusty Bike » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:43 pm



Has anyone considered using either a hydraulic motor or an electric motor to friction drive the rear wheel as a reverse? I'm leaning toward electric. A small series wound starter motor mounted under the bike with a rubber coated shaft that could be mechanically swung in to contact the rear tire. Run the motor and the bike backs up. Goofy, maybe...doable, probably!

Hey, I'm a construction electrician, we have a saying. " Doing the impossible just takes a little longer"



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Re: Creative thinking, reverse on a 1200

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:40 pm

Rusty Bike wrote:Has anyone considered using either a hydraulic motor or an electric motor to friction drive the rear wheel as a reverse? I'm leaning toward electric. A small series wound starter motor mounted under the bike with a rubber coated shaft that could be mechanically swung in to contact the rear tire. Run the motor and the bike backs up. Goofy, maybe...doable, probably!

Hey, I'm a construction electrician, we have a saying. " Doing the impossible just takes a little longer"



thats a nice idea, but theres not really that much room under a 1200, not to mention the ground clearance it would need so the unit doesn't hit the ground going over bumps, potholes or speed bumps. it would have to be no thicker than the exhaust muffler to make it fit between the swing arm and the rear tire, and very powerful to be able to move a 800 lb motorcycle especially backwards say like up an incline.

stuart.


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