Sunday, July 20, 2008

Found a few more MPH

The Honda came with a 71 tooth rear sprocket and would top out at about 27 mph. I was worried it had to have that large of sprocket to engage the centrifugal clutch but went ahead and bought a 52 teeth sprocket and put it on yesterday. Got out on the highway and it will get up in 30s now which is enough for me to get into town by the back roads.

Reason I want to get into town is to pull the Tomco/Honda next to a newer larger bike so I can see if the transfer is possible with the currents mounting brackets.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Looking for mounting brackets for a Harley

Hope to be able to find already made brackets but expext to have to build own to attach this Tomco sidecar to a Harley.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Good news

Rode the bike on the highway this weekend and top out at 30mph, that was as fast as it could go without over revving. For some reason the back sprocket is huge, 71 teeth. Has lots of power but no speed. Not sure what model the back tire is from certainly not a CM 400A so I have been stuck finding a new sprocket for the thing until today. The sun was peering through the garage as the bike and I sat there wondering what to do and some writing on the sprocket all of a sudden caught my eye. It was the company and the sprocket size. I will call the company "Sprocket Specialists" tomorrow and try and get about a 52 teeth sprocket. Hopefully I can gain enough speed and still keep some power to use the back roads to get into town.