pedaling....?

How many of you guys/girls ever pedal to "assist" your engine? I don't see how it could actually have much of an effect, since the engine's spinning way faster than you could ever crank the pedals.......... ehh?

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We have a few in our group that pedal at most starts, and a few others who assist by pedaling while going up hills. I pedal assist only in traffic situations where I'm trying to get out in front of a light, or while crossing a heavy traffic street.

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Yeah from a dead stop pedaling helps get rid of that 'delay' between when you twist the throttle and when you actually start moving.

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The only way pedal-assisting would be helpful is if you change the free wheel sprocket. On most bikes, the gearing of the free wheel is way too low to be of any help.

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That's kinda what I thought... Whatevs. I'll try it out.

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i changed my peddle gearing so its much higher.

i peddle all the time.

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18t freewheel ftw!

I pedal all the time, usually standing.

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I pedal alot after I changed to 18toot rear freewheel.

"how to":http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Puch_Freewheel

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*tooth

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I got a 16 tooth on a puch. Too small, the chain drags on the swing arm. But I still like it.

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My older 1954 allstate assists VERY well if I'm in second gear. The 1958 is geared too low. All other mopeds I have had don't do a whole lot either.

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Another 18 tooth convert here. Standing pedal starts get you off the line, and out of harms way. BTW, if you're using a maxi stamped steel swingarm, you will need to dremel or grind a groove for the chain to clear.

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pedals are beautiful

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18 tooth rear, and I bolted on a 26 tooth front.

It gets me to 10 up hills, and faster away from stops.

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my peddles were about useless untill i changed my gear,that was one of the best mods

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