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I just picked up my 350 today from Chopper city in Minneapolis. Had the converter installed there last week and all I can say is...HOLY SHIIIIITTTTTT !!!!! What a difference. Are you guys interested in contributing to my funeral expenses...lol... or if I don't hurt myself I could use the doe for new back tires...either way it'll be put to good use! Send cash..no checks or credit cards please. YAHOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!! Where is summer!!! Steve :D
 

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Steve,

Yup it's a great upgrade. Add a little more tire and it really hooks up great :lol:

Gotta get a little more steroids in the nads, then I'm gonna open one of my bottles and try the juice this weekend :lol:

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Hey Steve and Tim, or anyone who knows, I have a question about torque converters. I'm thinking about a Nesco # 7 for my SB 385. The stock converter lets the bike cruise down the highway at 2300 RPM at 70 MPH as we all know. Since the # 7 has a stall speed of about 3500RPM, does this mean that if I want to cruise at 70 MPH in 2nd gear, will the RPM now be 3500 at that speed? A car buff I know told me that the cruising RPM will never be less than the stall. If this is true I'm not sure I want a # 7 since I like to do a lot of cruising at normal highway speeds. Any input would be appreciated.

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Cruise speed is the same, not sure where your "car buff" came up with that. :roll: In theory there is more slippage and as a result more heat but I'm not showing that, I get more heat sitting at a light in gear then I do going down the road in overdrive.
 

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Bryan,

Same for me. In theory, at 70 mph the converter is not "locked up" and will have some degree of slippage as power is fed into it. But I run my temp sender right in the trans case and my #7 runs no warmer than the stock converter, both Wag & I paid a lot of attention to the temps of the stock unit before we changed them, and they run no hotter.

Now at 65 or 70mph when you trhottle up, you are going to experience a "softer" acceleration than with the stock unit, as it would have been almost at it's hook up speed when you rolled into the throttle. I know it sure doesn't affect me, at 70 mph when I get into it, the amount of time it takes to hook up is not noticable.

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Gents,

Thanks for your input. You hear a lot of different opinions about things sometimes and not all of it accurate. But I believe you guys because you have the convertors on your bikes and you should know. Therefore, I'm going to run with the # 7. I only have about 5000 KM left on my 230 Avon and when it's done I'll put on a 225 car tire. I'll have to learn to ride that bike all over again. Should be fun!! :D
 

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Bryan Ward said:
Gents,

Thanks for your input. You hear a lot of different opinions about things sometimes and not all of it accurate. But I believe you guys because you have the convertors on your bikes and you should know. Therefore, I'm going to run with the # 7. I only have about 5000 KM left on my 230 Avon and when it's done I'll put on a 225 car tire. I'll have to learn to ride that bike all over again. Should be fun!! :D
You get the real deal here. ;)
Hope you like your car tire as much as I do. :D


 

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Lamont, You look like Darth Vader in that full face helmet......WECOME TO THE DARK SIDE OF THE BOSS HOSS !!!! TOOOOOOO Cool.. Steve
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I wonder how many pairs of boots Lamont goes thru in a year.

Looks to me as if he is going to burn his bootheal right off

Mark :shock:
 
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