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Author Topic: 18 sprocket on Classic  (Read 5630 times)

hutch

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Re: 18 sprocket on Classic
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2007, 01:22:13 PM »
I need to get me one of those Interceptors..
There was one on e-bay last week. It was completely retored and the highest bid was $5000. People on e-bay always want something for nothing. Baxters Cycles  in Indianna sold one for $9500 2 years ago. Another went for $11,000 at the mid america bike auction. The highest bid I got on my hotrod was $6000 on e-bay. I put it on the cover of the Auto and RV swapper and sold it for $10,000 in 4 hours.  The guy with the Interceptor is in my home state and belongs to the Interceptor home page like me. It is not a very active forum, but i could try to get ahold of him if you want me to. You know he wants more than $5000. I had a guy offer me $7500 for mine and I wouldn't take it, and mine aint even finished. I wanted that bike in 1967 and it took me 39 years to get it. Let me know if you want me to try to get a hold of the Interceptor owner. It might take awhile if at all.   Hutch
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Re: 18 sprocket on Classic
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2007, 02:23:10 PM »
I have no money until January - I only get paid twice a year.. :)
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Re: 18 sprocket on Classic
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2007, 07:13:57 PM »
I have no money until January - I only get paid twice a year.. :)
wOW,  I thought monthly was bad. I would be setting home 9 months doing it your way. OUCH!!!!    Hutch
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Re: 18 sprocket on Classic
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2007, 09:01:38 PM »
Yes, it is a bit annoying - but kind of good - My Lady gets paid monthly, so that deals with the food, and such, I get paid twice a year, which pays for the big stuff.
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Re: 18 sprocket on Classic
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2007, 06:41:58 PM »
Is it possible to go to a smaller sprocket on the wheel instead of a larger one on the counter shaft?  Or both?
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Re: 18 sprocket on Classic
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2007, 01:35:02 AM »
II'd do the 18 toother if I was you...  Maybe 2 hours if you are keeping everything clean and you'll like the reward. It will give you shift points that are closer to in-town speed limits and maybe another 5mph on the speedo in that "happy place"
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Re: 18 sprocket on Classic
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2007, 02:00:49 PM »
Is it possible to go to a smaller sprocket on the wheel instead of a larger one on the counter shaft?  Or both?

The sprockets are cast into the drum. I know of a guy that bought a machine sprocket and turned the inside out of it, turned the sprocket off the drum and welded the new one on. I don't think it's worth the hassle myself.
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Re: 18 sprocket on Classic
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2007, 04:25:29 PM »
I used to have a bike that had a chain. I have seen lots of bikes with chains. I have also seen teeth on sprockets worn & hooked, requiring sprockets to be replaced. How is that accomplished at reasonable expense with the RE? Or, is it a specially hard sprocket that just doesnt wear out?

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Re: 18 sprocket on Classic
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2007, 07:08:03 PM »
A fact of life with a Chain drive, is the sprockets wear out.  Change the rear hub, and you've got a new Sprocket. I can't remember changing one on my old Oily, but changed one on my BSA, and two on the Matchless. (I really rode that bike hard)
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Re: 18 sprocket on Classic
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2007, 07:21:44 PM »
Here in the UK you can get specially-made half-width or full-width hubs for the RE.  The hubs are machined to take a separate, bolt-on sprocket.  The standard has 38 teeth, but there are also 42, 46 and 50-tooth versions for those who want to lower the gearing.

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Re: 18 sprocket on Classic
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2007, 07:40:07 PM »
That is good to know, Tom..  I wonder if there is a way to get them over here..  I am thinking of putting a cozy onto one of the bikes I will be buying, and a lower gearing would be good.  I want a trials kit too - lowering that gearing would be fantastic - crawling around with plenty of revs is always better for observed trials.
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