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Searching the archives seems like most people like/recommend the overdrive pulley, but I can't find anywhere that has a good review oh how it performs in all gears. For those of you out there with this mod I would like to hear how it performs in all gears specifically in the following....

1) 1st gear off the line
2) downshifting into 2nd for a turn
3) How big of a difference does it really make at highway speeds?
4) How does it do at backroad speeds (45-60ish)

Any other qualitative or quantitative comments would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I had my OD pulley installed at the same time I had the engine built so some of my thoughts might be related to the engine rather than the pulley. I wish it could have been installed seperately so I could have gotten a better comparison.


1) 1st gear off the line
My bike gets off the line really fast but most likely because of the engine. I do think that I have to throttle up more and maybe slide the clutch just a hair more when I am starting in traffic.

2) downshifting into 2nd for a turn
I suck at downshifting and usually ride the clutch through the turn. I haven't noticed much of a difference with the pulley.

3) How big of a difference does it really make at highway speeds?
At 70 mph my rpms are down around 300-350 from what they used to be. I still have some torque available but that is most likely due to the engine. I'm not really sure what it would be like with just 92 ci.

4) How does it do at backroad speeds (45-60ish)
I find myself riding in 4th gear in this speed range. In fact, I ride in 4th gear a lot more now. At 60 in 4th gear, I am still somewhere around 3000 or so.

I am happy with it and think it was worth the money. I would have done it earlier myself if I had the correct tools but it requires a 48mm socket (I believe).
 
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