40T sprocket=WEEEEEEEEE!!!

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by Simonator, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. Simonator

    Simonator Guest

    I finally upgraded to it from a 44. It doesn't accelerate or climb hills as well, but its worth it. I weigh 270 lbs. My moondog just hit 35 mph according to my speedometer. I am not sure how accurate it is, but it feels about right to me. That was a blast!! :grin:

    You guys that are running 32 - 36T sprockets on 26" wheels are nuts! The 40T is fast enough!

  2. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    sounds good...

    Im managing 34mph flat out on a 32cc GEBE - with the fast road gear I should manage another 10% which would give me 37mph. I hate to imagine what would happen with the 15T gear... maybe 40+.

    On the downside another spoke just went... I know why though - it was the one opposite the one that broke last time - metal fatigue.

    35mph or so is really the safest speed for these machines at least on skinny tyres :shock:

    Jemma xx
  3. Heh Heh....But you forgot about the ones tunning a 27T on a 26" wheel! ;-O

  4. strainjpnt

    strainjpnt Member

    nah gears is where its at try having the acceleration or a 50 tooth and the top speed of a 27 tooth i cant wait to build it
  5. Good point Strainjpnt.....I am waiting for my full suspension frame to come before trying Pablo's kit....Add my tuned pipe and color me GONE! ;-)


    PS - I'm gonna have to borrow my friends motocross gear before riding....40+ on a bike just doesn't seem right....But is sure sounds fun to try!
  6. Simonator

    Simonator Guest

    I hit 42 down hill yesterday. Man that was crazy! Fun...but kind of scary too!
  7. skyl4rk

    skyl4rk Guest

    OK now climb Fountain St hill!