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No wonder it accelerates so well. That there is some low gearing for a stroker.

18/48 at 6400 rpm = 105 mph.

21/51 at 6400 rpm = 115 mph

23/51 @6550 rpm = 125 mph

23/48 at 6550 rpm = 135 mph
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The weather was warm enough I got a 60 mile ride in yesterday. Man this bike is sweet!
Also swapped the bars out to something a little more comfortable for myself.
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The end result is a giant dirt bike. Seriously.
I grew up with dirt bikes and that's exactly what this feels like, especially with the new bars.

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I grew up with dirt bikes and that's exactly what this feels like, especially with the new bars.
this one will ride the back wheel too,mine does.but it's much more devastating if you wreck.i wouldn't rush in to it.
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