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Author Topic: Call Me Crazy...  (Read 1715 times)

Chiefharlock

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Re: Call Me Crazy...
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2011, 09:15:33 PM »
I think you have missed the point.  It's not higher top speed that we are worried about.  It's lower high speed cruising revs.  I'd rather not have my engine screaming bloody murder at me if I have to do 70 for a stretch.
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Re: Call Me Crazy...
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2011, 01:39:47 AM »
I think you have missed the point.  It's not higher top speed that we are worried about.  It's lower high speed cruising revs.  I'd rather not have my engine screaming bloody murder at me if I have to do 70 for a stretch.
Exactly my thoughts as well.
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Re: Call Me Crazy...
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2011, 02:00:58 AM »
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I think you have missed the point.  It's not higher top speed that we are worried about.  It's lower high speed cruising revs.  I'd rather not have my engine screaming bloody murder at me if I have to do 70 for a stretch.
Ok. You have three choices, a bigger drive sprocket, A smaller rear sprocket, or a larger tire.
As was mentioned, the way these gearboxes are engineered, top gear will always be 1/1 regardless of how many lower gear ratios you have. It would take a total redesign to have overdrive gears in this box. It wouldn't even be this box. the reason for this design is that in top gear the gearbox isn't using any gears, so is more efficient.
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Re: Call Me Crazy...
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2011, 02:38:51 AM »
Ok. You have three choices, a bigger drive sprocket, A smaller rear sprocket, or a larger tire.
As was mentioned, the way these gearboxes are engineered, top gear will always be 1/1 regardless of how many lower gear ratios you have. It would take a total redesign to have overdrive gears in this box. It wouldn't even be this box. the reason for this design is that in top gear the gearbox isn't using any gears, so is more efficient.
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well ... I suppose you COULD play around with the primary chain sprockets ... if you had an engineering shop at your disposal ...

Chiefharlock

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Re: Call Me Crazy...
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2011, 01:51:24 PM »
you can get different primary drive sprockets they have 17, 18, 19, 20, 22 tooth variations available, but I'm not sure they fit the C5.  Also, I see a lot of folks talking about putting the 18 tooth on the bike, but the C5 already comes with the 18 tooth.

So that begs the question:  Who has put on the 19-22 tooth sprocket?
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Re: Call Me Crazy...
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2011, 04:54:26 PM »
I think Hitchcock's sells a 19T for the C5 and it just barely fits.

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Re: Call Me Crazy...
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2011, 07:34:23 PM »
There's a changeable rear sprocket set from Nfield Gear that has a 38T rear sprocket in the mix.
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