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Old 02-04-2009, 02:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by janvos39 View Post
I am thinking of a way to improve on the dog house or also called scooped body. That will come after implementing other gears. The new gearing will be first.
The standaard 14 at 31 step 1 and 14 at 39 step 2 gears will be replaced by 14 at 29 (step 1) and 13 at 37 teeth.(step 2) All spur gears, home made.
Additional I will be able to shift to a second ratio for step 1 with 16 at 27 teeth .
I will add later some pictures of the gear sets. So gearing drops approx 20 %.
I think you might find that large a drop to basically kill the clutch usability. On mine the clutch will not fully engage until 15mph, with those gears it'll be around 20mph. That will make for very unfriendly clutch activation in the city.

But when you say you'll be able to shift to a second ratio... Do you mean you're making it shiftable while riding, or that you'll be able to swap to even higher ratio gear if you feel it's needed in the future?
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