cruising speed VH

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Re: cruising speed VH

Postby Leejm » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:48 pm

They do, for squares and twins but don't recommend them for singles. As it states on the Website the bike will be overgeared.
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Re: cruising speed VH

Postby ChrisNewton » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:33 pm

Roger

you are correct they do - i just imagined that the rear wheel sprocket would be the simple solution

however if this is the only option perhaps its the way to go

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Re: cruising speed VH

Postby paul.jameson » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:30 pm

I am with David Anderson that the optimum engine sprocket for the VH is 22T. Mine is currently 23T but the (1937) bike will happily cruise at 60mph if I want it to. Son Rob has found me a 22T sprocket (to replace my old one which has ended up on his bike) and I will fit this next time I have the primary side down. In the 1970s I ran a VH on 22T which had higher top speed than when I went to 23T, just as David says. The other advantage of 22T is better acceleration and a more nimble bike on local lanes.
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