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Old 11-29-2009, 11:44 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by The Atomic Ass View Post
I'm assuming you were responding to me...

Take my advice and stick with manual gears. My Ninja just showed up by 4mpg my Burgman's PEAK, and it has very little to do with the smaller engine size.
yep, it was you I was referring to... sorry about that, I was paying more attention to my kid than the forum. Typing while playing with him...

Anyway, yes, I agree with the manual gears thing, but I have an "in my head" design for CVT that allows for manual selection of ratios without any automatic adjustments, and it's as efficient as a manual transmission with only 2 gears' worth of losses.

As I get around to it, I'll file the important papers for intellectual property, but I'll probably end up with an open source design, allowing others license to use as they see fit, but not to profit from it.

I'm trying to get a Ninja 250, though, that has minor fire damage... the plastics are all good, but some wiring burnt, so it don't run. I'm sure I can rebuild it for under $500, and it'll be a quick project once I start it.
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