This thread is about a true DIY Build at Home 2WD System for hack outfits and other vehicles. This thread was intended to show an original design for DIY 2WD on sidecar rigs.
I reviewed all the other options. None of those other ideas even come close, not within miles of providing what this design offers.
1] COST: Lowest by far, a couple of $100 not $1,000's!
2] Simplest of all known designs.
3] Ultra-Lightweight configuration, could easily be under 25 lbs total.
4] True DIY: Ease of building all components yourself at home.
5] Only 1 machining operation required: splines.
6] Extreme strength suitable for any horsepower and torque range.
7] Useable on any sidecar-trike or vehicle with 2 wheels that can be driven.
8] Works on any motorcycle ever built if a simple jackshaft PTO is added.
9] No limitations on Track Width - 18" to 18', doesn't matter, custom fit.
10] Simplest to adjust or repair on the road, most others not repairable on road at all.
11] Simplest to completely disconnect on the road, most others can't be disco'd on road.
12] Extreme Reliability through basic simplicity, fool-proof design with very few parts.
13] Absolute minimum wearing or possibly failing parts.
14] Absolute minimum moving parts.
15] Easily and quickly adjustable for ANY desired traction advantage up to locked rear.
16] No high-priced MANUFACTURER ONLY parts.
17] No parts destined to become obsolete.
18] Parts pricing structure not controlled by Manufacturer or Sales network.
19] No 'Proprietary' Manufactured parts.
20] No complicated and expensive parts, gears, doo-dads etc.
21] Every single part easily carried onboard as a spare.
22] Traction advantage may be changed in minutes or seconds.
XL-erate screwed with this post 12-20-2012 at 11:14 PM