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Old 08-08-2017, 10:05 PM
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What's the easiest mods that are cheap and actually do somthing, not looking to spend a lot right now... and which is better the speed kit or torque kit from Midwest mini, goes pretty fast as is but would like it faster but also I want to be able to go through trails with hills etc.. thanks
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:37 AM
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Get 13/26 428 pitch sprockets and use #40 chain. The 26 rear is a Suzuki steel sprocket (1988 LT80). The 13 can be ordered (hetrick racing). Maybe the Midwest guy has 13's.
Cut the rear clutch shoes down to 180 grams each.
Try removing a roller or 2.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:18 PM
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Make sure it's jetted right...plug color should be light tan using a WOT plug chop...
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:55 PM
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Lt80 what does cutting. The. Shoes. Down do? And will that hearing make it slower or faster?
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:35 PM
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Cutting the shoes down increases stall speed.
That gearing will be faster.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:18 PM
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These centrifugal clutched use centrifugal force to engage the belt...if you lower the mass you will need more rotation to shift out...in the case of the secondary, it will stay in a lower gear (greater belt diameter) longer with the less mass...when Jack say "faster" he means quicker...


Jack - correct me if I mis-spoke
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:48 PM
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That's what I said. Lol
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:55 PM
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Will reeds from Midwest do anything that I will notice? And I'm not really in for cutting the rear shoes down, but what will it do if I take a roller out or 2 probably take 2 so it evens out... since there's 6.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:26 PM
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You might notice something. Not much.
Prolly get reeds off of ebay cheaper.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:12 PM
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I think of an engine as a lung...air/fuel in, air/gases out. Any upgrade upstream or downstream is limited to the system as a whole. Now there is usually room for stock equipment to handle more (the LT80 exhaust for example), but in reality you want to improve the entire system to gain maximum efficiency and power output...
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