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Old 01-20-2014, 12:59 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by windmill View Post

I always thought that was a major selling point for Harleys, trading top end HP for low end torque making for a more relaxed ride at freeway speeds.

I think you're being intentionally obtuse.

If I'm so off base, why are touring bikes and cruisers tuned for low rpm torque rather than high rpm HP?

The bikes are all torque due to the engines, long stroke, long intake runners .....sure combination for a stump puller.

High rpm for a Harley is less than half of most bikes...again long ass stroke, causes piston velocity issues, so you wouldn't tune for that anyway
Originally Posted by RottenScummyTroll View Post
Show folks something with a clutch and carburetor, and it's like teaching a baboon to use a Macbook.
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