Ahhh I just wrote out this long explanation then the computer at school signed me out :( haha okay here I go again . . . Thanks everyone for the kind comments. So how it all works . . .
It starts at the countershaft. Christini welds a secondary sprocket onto the OEM front sprocket, I'm not a fan of this idea which is why I'm looking into making (or having made) a custom countershaft:
^^See the need for a modified/custom VFR Clutch Slave Cylinder anybody?? can't have the clutch line-in protruding right over/around the secondary sprocket!
That new sprocket drives a chain up around/under the gas tank:
The sprocket under the gas tank drives a gear box that transfers the power through a shaft up to the front of the frame:
The drive-shaft ends in the head tube ( I believe this is the correct term? head tube, or neck tube? Wherever the triple tree pivots). Inside of the head tube there are three gears, looks a bit like a differential:
Then from there, power is transferred into the lower triple, through two chains, then into two shafts that run down and in front of the forks:
Then power is sent into the axle clamps, through a few gears in each individual axle clamp, then into the hub. Now what happens from there is still not clear to me. I have to disassemble the supplied hub for a wire-rimmed dirt bike wheel. I know that there is a sprague clutch/bearing in the hub (one way clutch/bearing), but what I'm not sure of is if its just pressed in without any further way of securing it to the hub and therefore adequately transferring power. Clearly Mr. Christini has had great success with it, so I won't question his design, I just won't understand if it is only pressed in. I would guess (admittedly, a bit ignorantly) that at full rotational power (70 ft-lbs of torque) that a pressed in bearing that doesn't free-spin in the forward direction would slip? but maybe not . . .
Now some videos, here are a few good videos that explain the kit and how it works:
And here are a few good videos of the off-road christini kit in action!
CatiePotatie hopefully that explains it all! Pictures to come will be of Christini AWD parts, and custom AWD parts that will be going on the RVF :) Exciting stuff! Thanks again for the kind comments guys!
Edited by PishvaianRider, 02 December 2013 - 11:40 AM.