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Old 2nd October 2007, 08:07
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ok - for a complete noob ......

how does reversing work ?
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Old 4th October 2007, 13:06
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ok - without wanting to put this forum down ... are there any busier kit car forums for a noob with loads of questions ?
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Old 4th October 2007, 19:15
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Bike gearboxes dont normally have a reverse
Most of the kit that i now of the use a bike engine are using a special gear box that has reverse or a diff with reverse fitted
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Old 4th October 2007, 19:28
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yeah - kinda guessed that

I know some of the bigger bikes had reverse, but most dont.

I also know you can get an 'extra' box to shift direction.

I just wondered what the 'norm' was with a kit car, as the advantage of the bike engine is power to WEIGHT ! - stick a big clunky box on and you lose some of the advantage.
Thanks for the reply though ! - its a bit quiet here init :-)
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Here is a link to Reverse diff thing
http://www.quaife.co.uk/QUAIFE-REVER...NOW/newstype/7
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Old 4th October 2007, 20:23
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Arh ! your 1st post makes more sense now
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