Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:06 PM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:59 AM
fabricate sprockets to fit the dowels..
buy a snow-mobile
Posted 16 July 2009 - 03:37 PM
Or just save your pennies and buy one of the many track systems on the market for motorcycles.
I can't see the truck tread idea working. How would you keep it aligned? Would you use a bogie wheel setup, or slides? How would the slides be lubed? Would the carcass really be flexible enough to perform as a track? Plus, like you said, how do you reliably drive it?
There's a ton more things, like allowing the track to articulate to keep from putting too much stress on mounting components. Figuring out a braking setup. How to shape the track system (both fore-and-aft and side-to-side) to allow for a good compromise of traction, handling, and floatation.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:27 PM
Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:41 PM
Thanks 3BeeJay3! I'm the guy that built the Fatcat
I popped into this thread to learn a little about snow bikes, especially a home built version. I'll need a project this winter after all