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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by streettracker View Post
    Yep

    I think 130-135 is about the max for a naturally aspirated V-Rod that is still streetable
    I'd like to see em stock with that kind of punch. Maybe just bigger torque numbers to be honest. 140-145 mph is plenty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oboro View Post
    I'd like to see em stock with that kind of punch. Maybe just bigger torque numbers to be honest. 140-145 mph is plenty.
    More torque won't do anything without more horsepower.
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    I don't care if it goes faster. Just pull harder and across a broader range. VRod speed but maybe the pull of their 110s. Those things have like 120lbs of torque at the crank. The VRod doesn't even have 85 and it kicks in quite late but I guess that's why it has more ponies.... I guess I just want a VMax disguised as a VRod haha!

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    That harder pull that you want is accelleration. And the only way to get accelleration is with HP. Yes, you have to have the torque in order to get the accelleration down low where you want it, but it is still the HP pulling your arms out of their sockets.

    Torque = Good

    Torque w/o HP = Worthless
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    One of my favorite Gordon Jennings quotes:

    "All the torque in the world won't pull the skin off a grape at zero RPM".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogXR View Post
    That harder pull that you want is accelleration. And the only way to get accelleration is with HP. Yes, you have to have the torque in order to get the accelleration down low where you want it, but it is still the HP pulling your arms out of their sockets.

    Torque = Good

    Torque w/o HP = Worthless
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goose View Post
    One of my favorite Gordon Jennings quotes:
    "All the torque in the world won't pull the skin off a grape at zero RPM".
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    Good one.
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    Change in direction is also acceleration
    Last edited by Pilot; 05-03-2013 at 02:21 AM.

 

 
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