RE: Power on Hills
Sep 05, 2001 13:36 PDT
Gerry Rising wrote:
I raise once again a question that I asked a year or so ago. I seek more
power riding up steep hills and I am quite willing to sacrifice speed
that. The solution offered earlier -- changing either the front or back
sprocket wheels to change the power ratio -- I have been warned against
the motor is designed for the current ratio. One or two additional or
sprockets might be okay, according to the mechanic I checked with, but
more change would probably cause problems. And I have been able to find
sprocket wheels that are close, in number of sprockets, to mine.
My moped is a 2000 Thomas Targa and it is giving me very good service --
almost 2000 miles this summer -- so I have no complaints about it.
Any advice (including, I suppose, forget it) will be much appreciated.
Gerry Rising phone: 716-689-8301
295 Robinhill Drive fax: 716-645-6841
Williamsville, NY 14221-1639 messages: 716-645-2455x1045
web sites: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~insrisg/
Go for it up to 20% reduction.Just be careful when in lower gear.