Re: Moped driveshaft
Jun 19, 2001 06:36 PDT
bummer, possibly the welding was 'hard to do' because the hardened
metal of the shaft wouldn't stick to the softiron sprocket, and was as
result welded at high temps (lucky your oilseals didn't burn away..).
this resulted (in combination with fast cooling?) with a temp-crack in
the shaft, waiting to open at some tension.
was a fresh nut or new threat no option? now you have to replace the
shaft to get it perfect.
less perfect includes removing the shaft from the motor, welding it
carefully, remove excesive welding rims, try to harden it again and
putting it in again.
luckily the sell spare shafts:) don't know what type you need.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 3:44 AM
Subject: Moped driveshaft
i have a big problem with my drive shaft. recently
sprocked has been welded on. my sprocket has worked great for the past
weeks. but today when i was riding it my drive shaft snapped in half
threaded part in the sprocket were the weld is and the other half on
bike. now how can i get this back on to work again? I hope i can fix
will never find another moped localy for a good price. so if there is
sugestions on how i could fix this please e-mail back