> NEMA Victor (3 Knees Down) Wrote:
> Man, MopedArmy never changes.
> Yes more top end refers to more top end power. Let me rephrase what has
> already been said: clutchless = less rotating mass = quicker
> acceleration = more available energy (power) at given rpms (at pretty
> much the whole range given a vacuum).
> I will qualify more mph vs more available HP with the reasoning that I'm
> looking at this in a real world scenario, i.e. the track.
> On the track, we are concerned with getting to our theoretical top speed
> as quickly as possible (this is a generalization). For example at Grange
> in CA I can reach 58mph before the end of the straight on the uphill. My
> moped's top speed is almost 70mph on the same gearing given a quarter to
> half mile of distance. So I can do a bunch of things that can increase
> my speed before the end of the straight: shorten gearing since I'm not
> using that extra 12mphs at all, eat less potatoes, or remove the clutch.
> If I remove the clutch it could realistically get me past 58mph before
> the end of the straight because I'm accelerating faster than with the
> clutch. My theoretical top speed is still the same, however, unlike if I
> just did a gearing change.
> As a racer, I'm looking for power everywhere, not just overall speed. I
> want to make sure I am "on the pipe" and going down that straight away
> and if I can make a little more HP at 13k rpms which is what my
> pipe/cylinder/vario is tuned for, then yea I'm going to look at removing
> some rotating mass (which will also increase overall RPM but again it
> may or may not translate to more speed outside of a vacuum).
> Either way, we've all gone off topic. Clutchless bikes have won
> championships in France. They are viable but personally I prefer my
> clutch until someone beats me without one.
Yea I probably wouldn’t of even commented if I looked at your name first. I know who you are dawg, I’m not going to act like I don’t.