Just wondering what people with the 6.5hp engines are running for gearing? I have a 28T with the stock 10T drive sprocket in my sons mini. Seems to run ok but I was thinking of trying out the 32T.
mxzdoo2 said:Just wondering what people with the 6.5hp engines are running for gearing? I have a 28T with the stock 10T drive sprocket in my sons mini. Seems to run ok but I was thinking of trying out the 32T.
zx scott said:If you go to the 32 tooth you will lose a little speed, but gain more low end with the stock 10T drive sprocket.
I would go with the 32T if the sled performs poorly on hilly ground or deep snow,If thats the reason you want to change gears.
kragar100 said:I have a 6.5 in mine and running a 30 tooth. With chissels 1 every other bar it still breaks loose. I am having a 12 tooth front fabbed up for the front to replace the 10. It pulls the 30 way too easy.
kragar100 said:I just put a 12 tooth on the front and this thing is much much better. Runs well into the mid 20s and not a bit sluggish out of the whole. It cost me $3 for the gear and had a bud machine old 10 tooth off and weld on 12 tooth.
kragar100 said:This is a 1998 mini with still the original clutch. Sled has a 6.5 hp motor which is a knock off motor from Princess Auto. All I did to the motor b4 installing was pull the valve cover off and reset the valves.
The stock clutch will come apart and the gear set is all one piece. I had it put in the lathe and turned the old gear off and the new one bought from farm supply for $3 had the exact same ID to fit over shaft. Then just welde new gear to gear assembly. When my 7 year old comes around a corner and gasses it....it will break lose and hang the back end out. Gearing now is 12/30. It will pull my 220lbs around in 10 inches of fresh snow and climb a 40ft hill with about a 35DEG incline.
If I was to put 2 studs every other bar, it would hang the skiis very easily. My son is only 50 lbs max.