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40 series comet

Postby jimbo82 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:43 pm

Ok... I have un shelved an old project that was never finished(kids, missus etc) I want to know does the 40 series comet come with all the bits and pieces or is there extras needed? I have a 13 hp electric start honda that i scored from the tip that runs sweet so i am to asume that this will bolt on nicely.

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Re: 40 series comet

Postby Tony » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:02 am

To currently purchase a CVT you will need to go on Ebay & try & find one.
Comet when bust early November after being in business for 60 years.
So no more CVT's
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Re: 40 series comet

Postby jimbo82 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:54 pm

Bugger.........

Thanks Tony. Is there another alternative?
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40 series comet

Postby Tony » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:20 pm

There is a company in Canada called Powerblock.
But their CVT's are not the best.
Poor design.
Other than that the market is very dry with CVT suppliers.
The more small buggies that come out of China the less of a need for aftermarket CVT's.
Even though 90% of the Chinese buggies break down within 20 minutes.
Hence the demise of Comet.
There are few US or Euro made small go Karts or buggies made anymore.
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Re: 40 series comet

Postby jimbo82 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:32 pm

So what does this mean for You guys? I would understand that most of your business is related to the bigger buggies but is there much demoand for the smaller ones?

Thanks Tony. I may have to re shelve the project again unless you can adapt a motor cycle gear box to a stationary motor?

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Re: 40 series comet

Postby Jet » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:15 pm

Just buy a small motorbike engine.
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Re: 40 series comet

Postby Tony » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:43 pm

Yep, the idea is just to fit a small bike engine.
The wind has been blowing in this direction for several years.
Since the influx of the Chinese go-Kart/Buggies the manufacturers of these products in Europe, USA & Australia have dwindled.
Personally I'm not bothered by it.
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Re: 40 series comet

Postby jimbo82 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:18 pm

Thanks Tony,

I will just continue with the sidewinder i think. I was going to finish my trax 2 to finance the rest of the Sidewinder.

Oh well.
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Re: 40 series comet

Postby intel » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:53 pm

Tony does this mean I should buy spare belts for my comet CVTs now.
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Re: 40 series comet

Postby rossco » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:35 am

you can get belts from any bearing shop. Statewides or CBC.
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Re: 40 series comet

Postby Tony » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:16 pm

The belts are specific to the Comet product.
Belts sold by industrial suppliers are totally different & will not work.
Vee angle, width of belt, circumference & reinforcement are all totally different for a CVT.
The TAV2 belt is also asymmetrical, not symmetrical.
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