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Old 08-31-2011, 10:06 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
You mean in comparison to the original Honda 90 motorcycle? Then yes, there might be some additional weight there. But it might not be all that much. The rims are aluminum instead of steel, same with the swingarm. The brakes are disks instead of drums and might(?) be lighter or about the same. The big difference is probably the tires.

So why do you believe that the additional unsprung weight, if there is any, will prevent him from reaching his goal? Because of the additional rotating mass that has to be accelerated on every takeoff?
Exactly, even with the proper gearing; that small motor will be straining against the additional rotational mass of the large rotors, wheels, and tires.
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