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Old 08-31-2011, 10:31 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
The top speed of the motorcycle is what, about 50 mph? So if you gear it to a new top speed of 100 mph your acceleration will be much worse. Add in the additional weight and it will probably be a real dog off the line. Also, first gear is going to be way too tall, so you will probably be slipping the clutch a lot. (SNIP)
Getting both reasonable (usable) acceleration and a 100 MPH top-speed at the same time is going to be difficult. Especially with added weight.

I don't know that you would even have the necessary amount of power (with full streamlining) to achieve 100 MPH from that engine without significant modifications - even with proper gearing.

Last edited by jkv357; 08-31-2011 at 04:57 PM..
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