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Old 09-06-2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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A member (gomatthew) is sending me 2 broken gearboxes that I will be reworking and I will submit my new design changes to the manufacturer..

I will make a bracket with the double sprocket tied to ia separate shaft and then coupled to the motor shaft , so if the motor or gearbox ever needs replacing, it should be a 10 minute job. It is insane that it is set up so you need to loosen all the cables to change out the gearbox.

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Old 09-08-2018, 07:25 AM   #2
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Good Luck!


If they adopt the changes, I hope you get paid for them!
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:19 PM   #3
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I may be more interested in selling the adapter plate and supplying modified gearboxes
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:20 AM   #4
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I may be more interested in selling the adapter plate and supplying modified gearboxes


Iím in if you complete!
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:05 PM   #5
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I received 2 old gearboxes today from member (gomatthew) to study changes needed.
I worked up the drawing for an adapter plate (about 4" X 7") to hold the sprocket in place.
If the gearbox ever goes bad, you will only need to loosen a set screw on a coupling that connects the sprocket shaft to the gearbox shaft.
Then slip the gearbox shaft out of the coupling. No need to loosen cables, chains etc.

A gearbox swap out should take less than 10-20 minutes. As long as you have removed the wood panel covering the motor / gearbox.

Since the gearboxes are supplied with sprockets, you would also need to remove the sprocket on the new gearbox.
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American ingenuity at work.... Good for you!
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:37 PM   #7
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Awesome!
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:28 PM   #8
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Great job....we all need that
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Have any video?
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No video or pictures yet. I will order parts tomorrow to make up the assembly.
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