After seeing such interest in idlers for motor mounts, I decided to set out on my own to produce a mount that would make idlers more mainstream. What I provide is a little different from what I have seen. The idler is a tensioner as well. Moving the idler in the slot is what changes the center distance required for the belt.
With this design, you get the benefit of non slippage w/ an idler, with the compatibility to fit ANY motor size. This will fit any bolt pattern as big as 6364 sk3’s, to small 42mm size motors without an issue.
This mount is made to be run with Caliber II style trucks, preferably 10" ones. The clamping pressure is supplied by 2 perpendicular M6 set screws. It is also angle adjustable to provide the needed clearance for your setup. The idler is made with 2 608rs bearings clamped with an M8 bolt.
Dimensions: The clamp piece is 50mm diameter, 3/8" thick. The arm is 1/4" thick, 64mm wide, and 148mm long.
The mount’s are machined out of heat treated 6061 T6511 aluminum. This makes them considerably lighter than steel and acts as a much needed heat sink to keep your motor running cooler.
You’re probably wondering what belt to use with this mount. When I start production shortly, a 12mm HTD5M belt WILL BE INCLUDED. I calculated the clearance, and the following gear ratios are supported for a 325mm belt: 107mm wheel: 40/16, 40/15, 40/14 97mm wheel: All these^, 36/18, 36/17, 36/16 90mm and below: Everything listed above, 36/15, 36/14
There are more ratios possible with a longer or shorter belt. I am thinking of selling 320mm and 330mm belts to accommodate a lot of ratios.
In the picture, some of the hardware isn’t stainless steel. If I get enough interest, I will go out and buy in bulk quantity all the necessary hardware in stainless.
I am located in San Diego, California. I would be willing to ship internationally. My price would be $40 per set with some discounts for those who buy more two or more.
Anyways, yeah that’s the plan. Leave some feedback like constructive criticism and let me know if any of you are interested! I will answer all question about the mount. Thanks[poll type=regular max=1 public=true]
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