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chooc33
31-01-2010, 05:02 PM
I get the picture that it is for on road useage for protection of the gearbox,engine etc but..........

1.How does it work and what is it?
2.which bikes have it standard?
3.Can it be instaled or wateva?
4.is there negatives?

TonyH
31-01-2010, 05:07 PM
A cush drive is just rubber isolators that displace a drive sprocket hub and a rim hub. It takes any shock out of a chain drive system, and is really only useful on bikes used on the road, as dirt does the same job by it's inherent slipperyness.

They're a good upgrade on motards, but any other bikes you'd want one on would already have one. Probly. Maybe.

rabskyline
31-01-2010, 05:08 PM
1, rubber bushing in rear hub to negate vibration which is transferred from chain to gearbox...hence damage.. kinda like a shock absorber...
2, road wheels,
3, new hub !
4, not really...

cmg
31-01-2010, 05:10 PM
his is a good pic of it,

http://www.renegadewheels.com/WhatsNew/images/Renegade2009_CushDriveHub.jpg

the rubber bits in the hub absorb gear changes and other jarring movements


others will do a lot better that me sorry :laughing-

RED1
31-01-2010, 06:27 PM
What about the one in the clutch basket I hear you say?^ton

06
31-01-2010, 06:30 PM
WIKI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cush_drive)

frocket
31-01-2010, 06:44 PM
i have the cush hub in wr motard wheel is much smoother on throttling and gear changes on the road dont know how they wuuld go on my dirt wheels

RED1
31-01-2010, 06:48 PM
http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/xr650r5/IMG-28.jpg

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww184/xr650r5/IMG_0001-26.jpg

chooc33
31-01-2010, 07:31 PM
cheers for the info fella's
:)

walshy
01-02-2010, 10:09 AM
I just bought an old XT600 for the long rides that involve a lot of tar, "cush hub"
The other option was to get the "cush hub" rear wheel set up for my WR450!!!! Expensive and I am still stuck with the narrow hard seat of the WR....
Still keen to eventually set up the old WR450 with a "spoked cush hub" not keen on those alloy ones in the bush...
Anyone got a spoked rim with cush drive for sale, to suit the wr????????^ton

ktm400
01-02-2010, 10:14 AM
you can have a cushy sleep whilst you drive...


I got one and they work ok..

chooc33
01-02-2010, 10:15 AM
NOT FOR EXTENDED ROAD USE

also what is classed as 'extended' ?

20k,50k,100k,500k,1000k ???????????

RED1
01-02-2010, 10:26 AM
I just bought an old XT600 for the long rides that involve a lot of tar, "cush hub"
The other option was to get the "cush hub" rear wheel set up for my WR450!!!! Expensive and I am still stuck with the narrow hard seat of the WR....
Still keen to eventually set up the old WR450 with a "spoked cush hub" not keen on those alloy ones in the bush...
Anyone got a spoked rim with cush drive for sale, to suit the wr????????^ton

I'm pretty sure that Talon make a cush drive hub to suit just about anything.

walshy
01-02-2010, 10:43 AM
I'm pretty sure that Talon make a cush drive hub to suit just about anything.

Googling Talon as we speak!!!!!!!!!!:laughing-

sweepster
01-02-2010, 11:44 PM
My Postie bike has one so I guess it must be high tech ....

:tick

frocket
02-02-2010, 04:25 PM
Googling Talon as we speak!!!!!!!!!!:laughing-

ihave the rad hub cush drive on my motard rear i got from ashs spoked wheels but you are looking at around 800 bucks for one but still cheaper than rebuilding your gearbox

#39
02-02-2010, 05:44 PM
A lot of the top desert and safari race bikes are also running cush drives - just for a bit of extra peace of mind.

That was the reason that Glen Hoffman gave me, but I reckon they mustn't trust the CRF gearbox...

threadersmal
02-02-2010, 06:09 PM
Would a slipper clutch be nearly the same ????

Say for limited motard action on the road??

Mal

Ttoks
02-02-2010, 06:40 PM
Would a slipper clutch be nearly the same ????

Say for limited motard action on the road??

Mal

my understanding of a slipper is that it allows a small amount of slip on decaleration to smooth out the engine braking, alot of motard riders use them to stop the rear wheel chatter (so they don't end up eating bitchmen), gasgas 450's and 510's come with them tock as well i think.

walshy
02-02-2010, 09:10 PM
ihave the rad hub cush drive on my motard rear i got from ashs spoked wheels but you are looking at around 800 bucks for one but still cheaper than rebuilding your gearbox

Is this who you are talking about, rocket man?
http://www.pacificride.com/about.html
Trying to get hold of them, not answering the phone or email......:confused:

frocket
02-02-2010, 10:51 PM
Is this who you are talking about, rocket man?
http://www.pacificride.com/about.html
Trying to get hold of them, not answering the phone or email......:confused:

thats the cush hub i got but mine was from ashs spoked wheels in brisbane i got my motards from him all fully assembled but the invoice had the parts cost broke down and as i said the rear hub was about $800