sounds about right, sealed bearings, make sure the brakes are dialed in, the EBR's aren't the best out there for high speed, but they are better than stock. the hutchinson gp tires are about the best i've found for grip and stability at speed, at a moped tire price point.
i almost never run a stock speedo, i have seen them fail and lock up the front wheel, they aren't really designed to be run at high speed and aren't accurate worth a damn anyhow. My wife's highlander which is the newest car i own and everything digital fancy pants still reads about 5 mph slow at 75 mph. I haven't done a comprehensive mapping of the speed variation but i assume its proportional.
i'm sure interested to see how this pans out, over the years different people have popped up with 'ancient tuning secrets' from the golden age, usually they post stuff about the build until they get to the part where they can't get it to run right, etc, and disappear. Yet to see anyone achieve magic speed but always like to see what folks come up with.
When douglas binder started posting i thought he was a kook too, but he ended up casting his own cylinders and making custom EFI... still barely broke 60 but it was fun watching him do it.
> Jeffrey Strichart Wrote:
> Btw I am trying to build this bike for utmost safety. Here are the
> chassis parts I have for installation. Convert hubs to sealed bearing.
> New tires. New brakes. New heavy duty shocks. New EBR forks with brace.
> New headset bearings. New Robot swingarm. All new cables. New sprockets
> 17/40. New chains.
> Is there anything I may have missed? I need this bike to be TIGHT
> before I go tearing down the road on it. I will post pictures of all the
> steps. Maybe they can help someone.
> Thank you for reading.