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Post by Nathaniel » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:48 am

I was disappointed to see here that I'm not the first person to realize a hydraulic final drive may be an excellent fit to this sort of design :)

Someone did a hydraulic final drive motorcycle: http://www.hydraulicinnovations.com/

I have a couple models at the url in the subject of two seater motorcycles with gas or electric power, and a full cowl, and a single seater scooter based (much simpler final drive) model with a full cowl. And a few car ideas. I think they're all pretty realistic, no massive chopper flop, significant consideration for final drives, no massive clearance / cornering issues as in Kaneda's original.


PS: my Website: http://www.eternalmachinery.com



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Post by piccini9 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:23 am

Not so keen on the choppers but I love the "raccoon".
Adding pink and unicorns makes everything better.
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Post by wongodog » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:05 pm

An old Portagee blacksmith I used to know built something like
the Raccoon in the early seventies.

A couple of years later he turned it into a rototiller.

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Post by xtian » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:34 pm

don't they use an hydrolic transmission on the honda DN01 already ?
I'm not really from around here.

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Post by Nathaniel » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:56 am

xtian wrote:don't they use an hydrolic transmission on the honda DN01 already ?
By hydraulic final drive I mean replacing the chain or drive shaft in a motorcycle with hydraulics. A lot easier to get under a much lower seat than a chain or shaft. At least I think it would require less massive modifications to existing transmissions.

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Post by xtian » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:00 am

yes. excuse me I'm not a purist, does the hydrolic part of the honda only concern the automatic gear box then with still the use of a shaft ?

I think yamaha used it on the front wheel of its 2WD dirt bike then.
I'm not really from around here.

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Post by NEO » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:59 am

xtian wrote:Does the hydrolic part of the honda only concern the automatic gear box then with still the use of a shaft ?
The hydraulic part of the honda DN-01 only concern the automatic gear box.

Final Drive: Shaft

DN-01 -> Discovery of a New Concept 01
HFT -> Human-Friendly Transmission

xtian wrote:I think yamaha used it on the front wheel of its 2WD dirt bike then.
Several models:

- Yamaha Off Road Bikes

http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/desi ... ts%20roots

http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/desi ... otorcycles

http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/desi ... F%202-Trac


- Yamaha R1

http://www.sportbikerider.us/index.cfm? ... e_ID=21745

http://www.motards-online.com/n4_66_Yam ... grale.html


Prototypes KTM, Suzuki Nuda, etc...


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Old link, hydraulic motorcycle 2x2x2:

http://home.mira.net/~iwd/2x2x2/index.html

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