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Old 02-12-2018, 08:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
Daschicken
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I identified the perfect road. We call it "old K10" because it used to be Kansas highway 10 but they built a new highway that runs parallel to it and that's where all the traffic is now, so this road is not only mostly traffic free but the speed limit is a nice 55 mph. And it's PERFECTLY FLAT because it's located on river bottom land. So it's surrounded by farms. And it's almost 4 miles long in the flat spot. And there's good spots to pull over at the start and end. Perfect!
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But I'm fairly confident that making a permanent version of this out of sheet metal could get me around 1 mpg better then before, and possible even more at higher speeds. The open ended kammback is a go!
Due to the decapitation hazard for motorcyclists or anyone exposed should the rear of your vehicle come at them rapidly, I would advise against making it out of sheet metal.

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What do you think?
I think I miss the days when these kinds of modifications on this forum were common. Back when I first joined in 2012, every other thread was someone putting wheel skirts, wheel covers, or kammbacks on their cars. I also think you need to figure out how to smooth out those sharp edges in the final version.
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