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Old 06-04-2014, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: need for speed

40-45 is probably not a realistic goal for a China girl-

Mine, with light narrow 700c wheels and a 34 sprocket might push 35 if I really pressed it- I don't- the motors are notoriously unreliable, while my bikes are like a second car- I want long performance out of them- not break neck speed.

Granted, I'm only running a stock NT Speed carb- so a change there might yeild me some more screaming RPMS, but I feel like I'm pushing the limits on a bike anyway at that speed- and I raced USCF fourteen years road and track in my crazy days. Plus my bikes are set up with as much alloy and titanium as practical- but also baskets racks and bags to be able to carry stuff.

I usually cruise out about 25 on my analogue speedo- probably not too far wrong- , but can get that up to 30 to stay with traffic if I want- I ride them slower all the time- at 60 I want to just cruise around the lake on my John Candy pontoon boat and enjoy life staying alive.

My 50 cc cruiser- set up much the same otherwise is about 5 mph slower all around, with a 39 alloy sprocket- and it's all flat here- a few years back I was getting up near the tops of the steepest mile long climbs in southern Indiana before bogging down on a 36 if that helps- all on standard kit carburetion.

We're running with the shadows of the night.....
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Last edited by Nashville Kat; 06-04-2014 at 07:13 PM.
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