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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 03:27 AM
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Here's a low buck conversion...well, I guess everything is relative, lol.

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do you know if going from shaft to chain increased the torque or hp?

Is it an Aluminum frame?

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Hey Q,

Here's some more info:

“Taking the 2010 Sabre, designer Edward Birtulescu (Honda R&D Americas) conceived Switchblade. A racing inspired cruiser that took styling cues from Formula1 and MotoGP. With one look you know that Switchblade is fully committed to precision and performance. Full Carbon fiber dress, racing 3 way adjustable suspension and a single sided swing arm with a 535 chain conversion optimize the single focus of this design, speed. Switchblade has a mass centralized proportion to reinforce this super sport assault.”
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do you know if going from shaft to chain increased the torque or hp?

Is it an Aluminum frame?
A chain or belt drive is inherently more efficient in power transmission than a shaft drive due to the additional gearing involved in a shaft drive. A shaft drive is preferable whenever maintenance free and smoothness are preferred.

Roller chain = approx 98% efficient (max)
Shaft drive = approx 90%-94% efficient (max)
* these efficiencies are ideal and are generally lower in real world applications

So at 74 crank HP
with chain 72.5HP at the rubber
with shaft 69.6HP at the rubber

That and the chain drive is much lighter. Still not winning any races with that bike though ... LOL
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A chain or belt drive is inherently more efficient in power transmission than a shaft drive due to the additional gearing involved in a shaft drive. A shaft drive is preferable whenever maintenance free and smoothness are preferred.

Roller chain = approx 98% efficient (max)
Shaft drive = approx 90%-94% efficient (max)
* these efficiencies are ideal and are generally lower in real world applications

So at 74 crank HP
with chain 72.5HP at the rubber
with shaft 69.6HP at the rubber

That and the chain drive is much lighter. Still not winning any races with that bike though ... LOL
yea I really need to get an 1800, should have bought an 1800C instead of the 1300C but I had a 1300C and I missed it

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yea I really need to get an 1800, should have bought an 1800C instead of the 1300C but I had a 1300C and I missed it
That depends. The 1300 is a nice bike, but these, including the 1800, are not built for the drag strip. Any 600 sport bike worth it's salt will wind up and embarrass even an 1800. The 1800 has nice power, but either makes an excellent cruiser.
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That depends. The 1300 is a nice bike, but these, including the 1800, are not built for the drag strip. Any 600 sport bike worth it's salt will wind up and embarrass even an 1800. The 1800 has nice power, but either makes an excellent cruiser.
Yea I know that use to ride some. I just want a fast cruizer. not looking to beat crotch rockets

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