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Magnetic belt drive for motorcycles?

Magnetic belt drive (motorcycles)
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Instead of a sprocket and chain, what about a short, negatively charged magnetic disc around which a positively charged "belt" is fastened. This would eliminate the need for a cam chain tensioner, lessen weight?, and seemingly would transmit power more efficiently.
King Cobra, Jul 18 2004

Magnetic clutch http://www.industri...com/fullstory/10864
"transmits torque without contact." [half, Oct 17 2004]


       Ok I know what a cam is and I know what tension is so I have a rough idea what a "cam chain tensioner" does. But could you describe your design in a little more detail? I'm having trouble visualizing what your talking about
q2cannonfodder, Jul 18 2004


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