Hardened VDF layshaft?

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Hardened VDF layshaft?

Postby ToraKitsune » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:17 pm

Hello, all!

I am new here, and am just getting into CS after 5 years of 50/50. I have a few Q's.....

I have purchased an Eagle 1.60 CS kit (on it's way) for my VDF, and have seen where the 18T one-way pulley can chew up the layshaft. Is this a concern and is there anywhere I can get either a hardened layshaft, or an 18T pulley that matches to replace the Eagle one-way, since I already have a front one-way?
Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you.

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Re: Hardened VDF layshaft?

Postby gerakatom » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:27 am

ive used the eagle cs kits on mine and everything has been fine the last year of use. just throw it in and use it. if it chews it up, then i recommend replacing it then. :Shifty:

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Re: Hardened VDF layshaft?

Postby tatmanfish » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:43 am

The shaft will last quite awhile before the oneway starts to slip. I just picked up a standard pulley and used a dremel to put a notch in the shaft for the set screw to rest in. They also sell hardened shafts with the recessed spots for running two standard pulleys.

I would just run with that until youre ready to bump up the cs and then replace them.

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Re: Hardened VDF layshaft?

Postby ToraKitsune » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:47 pm

O.K., thanks guys!

I will just install and go for broke! :D

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Re: Hardened VDF layshaft?

Postby HAYASHI » Wed May 08, 2013 3:03 am

I used the eagle kit on my VDf for ages with no trouble with shaft wear for over a year then i went to a front one way and used a rc square VDF lay shaft with the extra notch for an alloy pulley
http://dangerstylerc.blogspot.com.au/

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Re: Hardened VDF layshaft?

Postby ToraKitsune » Wed May 15, 2013 12:50 pm

Well, the kit got here, and installed.

So far, no problems, but I suppose time will tell. It IS, however, a very nicely finished kit, parts are very nicely finished and went in with no troubles. Operation is also extremely smooth, so if anything does go wrong, it won't be difficult to detect. It also allowed me to take the time to "loosen" up the chassis for more flex! :)

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Re: Hardened VDF layshaft?

Postby ToraKitsune » Wed May 15, 2013 12:57 pm

HAYASHI wrote:I used the eagle kit on my VDf for ages with no trouble with shaft wear for over a year then i went to a front one way and used a rc square VDF lay shaft with the extra notch for an alloy pulley


Yah, my own VDF is about four years + old (I got this one before it was even commercially available here, in the US), and has just been recently rebuilt/refurbished. Though I'm not a fan of the redundancy of having two one-ways (one front, one center), it appears having them won't be a problem. I'm getting the hang of CS, and it's much more challenging than 50/50, but also much more satisfying to get it right! :)


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