What kind of RPM on a China Girl?

Dan

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Hey Kat!

I forget but have a tach and doing a china girl build. So can let ya know when done. I think it was 75K at cruising? But really don't know for sure. Will check though.
 

kaneto

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My totally stock 66 cc with 44 tooth (standard) rear sprocket on a hardtail bike with 26" x 1.95 tyres is maxing out at just under 6500 RPM given the fact that I'm weighting 96 kg (210 lbs)
 

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in practice, with same rear sprocket and same weight of rider, the smaller motor will get a bit higher RPM due to less weight of piston - it will take it longer to get to top speed though
 
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Dan

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in practice, with same rear sprocket and same weight of rider, the smaller motor will get a bit higher RPM due to less weight of piston - it will take it longer to get to top speed though
Thats really interesting and makes sense.

Never would have thought of that. But is the first in chain of events.

Crass, is that in part why cutting windows in the piston is to your advantage?
(forgetting the terminology)
 

crassius

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most mods to the piston are aimed at changing port timing and duration (esp. windows for reed valve motors) - lightening wrist pin would be just for weight though