I started slowly going thru the little Tiger. I took the dual wheels off. I have never seen something like this, I expected just to find the usual spacer thing. It mounts on the solid rear shaft with a collar. It has some type of clutch mechanism in it, it is not just a solid hub. I did see where Tiger offered a dual wheel kit. I was unable to turn it with both wheels on, but it turns as I would expect with singles. Any idea what this whole mechanism is about?
Strange dual wheel adapter on my Tiger
Posted September 02, 2016 - 08:42 PM
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Posted September 02, 2016 - 09:32 PM
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Posted September 02, 2016 - 10:17 PM
I think it is an idler type hub extension. In other words the outer wheel is not driven, it just free-wheels on the shaft extension & is there just to spread out the weight distribution.
Just my 2 cents worth.
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Posted September 02, 2016 - 10:25 PM
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Posted September 02, 2016 - 11:11 PM
Hmmm, that is an interesting thought. Maybe it has some type of pawls in it that allow it to be powered by the axle, yet roll free when its speed is greater than the axle speed. I have now thoroughly confused myself. I better think on that one after a good nights sleep.
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Posted September 03, 2016 - 12:20 AM
Posted September 03, 2016 - 04:27 AM
I have the very same dual wheel option on my Tiger PTD. I've never taken a good look at them myself, but I know I haven't found their performance offensive. Nice Tiger you have there.
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Posted September 03, 2016 - 10:24 AM
Mike "Squirrelly" Kitko
Posted September 05, 2016 - 07:52 PM
Hub question answered. It is nothing more than a solid casting that slides over a square flange on the hub. It looks like it was meant to have some slack in it and was heavily greased, but no moving parts or mechanical action to it. I forgot to get pics.
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