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|Subject: Side by side comparison , stock V Dr P sliders Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:44 pm|| |
Today, Me and another forum member, Nigel, had a chance to run our 2001 Swings side by side in a drag off. His bike is stock in the variator/clutch department, mine has a V4 Hit clutch and 26g sliders.
Run 1) Me on mine, Nigel on his. Flat out up to about 70mph
Mine got a faster start and pulled away to about a 50yds lead, then held the gap.
Run 2) Same combination, same result.
Run 3) We switched bikes. Nigel got away faster on mine, took about a 30 yds lead, then held it.
Run 4) Same combo, same result.
We estimated that I'm about 45lb lighter than Nigel, so thats why the difference in the lead gap.
The sliders/clutch do make a difference, especially at takeoff (as expected) but once in "top gear" , there is no difference in performance (as expected)
My Hit clutch was installed with the springs fitted as standard. Nigel pointed out that there was a little clutch judder, which I knew, so I will be changing the pillow springs soon to rectify that.
I hope that after I fit the 21g or 21/26g slider combination and pillow springs, I get a chance to test the set-up again, as it's much better than guessing or imagining a performance improvement.
Thanks Nigel, I enjoyed meeting you and having a little play!!!!!!
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|Subject: Re: Side by side comparison , stock V Dr P sliders Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:28 pm|| |
Thanksfor the write up Ian. Nothing beats a head to head comparison. I look forward to the result after you change the weights.