Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Final Drive Design Weakness?
The lateral load developed by the ring and pinion is a fairly small percentage of the torque load applied, and the fact that the ball bearing is HUGE in comparison to the tapered roller means that it has probably higher lateral load capacity, and in fact sees most of the lateral loads applied by the wheel in different riding conditions. Any lateral loads applying force to the left by the wheel are ALL taken by the ball bearing.
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