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Sunset C-16 #278

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  • Lee Snover
    Drive problems: The Sunset #278 has a gear reduction gearbox on the front of the motor, and a die cast 27:1 idler gearbox n the #2 axle. #1. the small spur
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2006
      Drive problems: The Sunset #278 has a gear reduction gearbox on the
      front of the motor, and a die cast 27:1 idler gearbox n the #2 axle.

      #1. the small spur gear on the motor shaft was split.
      Solution: send to NWSL for a new gear.
      #2. The idler gear in the axle gearbox (27:1 ratio) is split.
      Solution: send to NWSL for a new gear.
      or, if you want to replace the motor and eliminate the 1.25:1 reduction
      gears and box, obtain a KTM 28:1 idler gearbox
      (as long as the original axle gear is good!) and very gently file-fit
      the KTM gearbox on the driver axle, as the axle gear (Nylon) on the
      #278's axle is the same pitch/dia. as the stock KTM axle gear (brass)
      and now the taller KTM gearbox will line up with one of the NWSl or
      some Canon motor shafts*.
      *You will need to make a new motor mount, of course. I chopped down
      the original front part of the Sunset motor mount/gearbox and soldered
      on a lower, flat plate and silicone rubber mounted the new motor to the


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