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Author Topic: Taking hills on a stock standard iron barrel  (Read 1310 times)

jedaks

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Taking hills on a stock standard iron barrel
« on: May 07, 2011, 09:08:27 AM »
I was reading a post about piston problems when I came upon a reply from Ace.

Don't lug the engine up a hill in too-high of a gear. Keep the revs up in the middle rpms when taking hills.

I'm really new to this and I don't mean to be the village idiot, but what does that mean exactly?

Does that mean keep the revs up in a lower gear whilst taking hills? Please explain in simple language.

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Re: Taking hills on a stock standard iron barrel
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 01:12:08 PM »
Yes.
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Re: Taking hills on a stock standard iron barrel
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 04:21:30 PM »
My frequent rides are of about 60-80 miles in the foothills west of Denver and I go up in elevation 2,000+ ft.

On those roads, speeds are 25-40 MPH and I usually run in 2nd or 3rd gear (4 speed transmission) and 1/4-1/2 throttle. You don't want a slow thump-thump up hills, and need to keep the revs up a bit.

Get familiar with the "pinging" sound the engine might make. You don't want to hear it at all! A few minutes of it can damage the engine, piston usually. If that happens, revs are too low, get off the throttle and downshift into a lower gear to get the rev's up. Also, check your timing, as it may need to be retarded slightly. Pinging is typically a timing issue, but can come on when the rev's are just too low.

Then again, I may have just said too much. As The Garbone said, the answer to your question is "yes".
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Re: Taking hills on a stock standard iron barrel
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 04:43:50 PM »
I was reading a post about piston problems when I came upon a reply from Ace.

Don't lug the engine up a hill in too-high of a gear. Keep the revs up in the middle rpms when taking hills.

I'm really new to this and I don't mean to be the village idiot, but what does that mean exactly?

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No worries jedaks,
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« Last Edit: May 07, 2011, 05:34:10 PM by Ice »
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Re: Taking hills on a stock standard iron barrel
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 03:06:23 PM »
I'm surprised your stock bullet can make it up a hill. ;D Mine wouldn't until I changed the pipe and carb.

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Re: Taking hills on a stock standard iron barrel
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 02:22:47 AM »
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I'm really new to this and I don't mean to be the village idiot, but what does that mean exactly?

Think nothing of it, there are no stupid questions. Just stupid people asking questions. ;D Seriously though, that's what this forum is for, so let it rip.