Disassembly of a Riot Kayak Impulse Drive

Published : 2019-11-25 19:29:54
Categories : News and Reviews

Disassembly of a Riot Kayak Impulse Drive
One of the kayak lines we carry at our store is Riot Kayaks - in particular their Mako models in the 10' and 12' versions.  Both use the same traditional bicycle-motion pedal drive - the "Impulse Drive " - known for its lower-than-normal cost which helps keep the overall price of their models well below the comparable competition.  

A key to the lower cost point is the use of a simple, but very effective plastic gear train inside the drive.  We deconstruct  one of the drives and take a peek inside.  Check out the video below!



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