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Old 04-18-2013, 01:48 PM   #16
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Best thing about this fault is it creates a good discussion for future successes for others- keep up the good work.
+1 This is exactly the discussion I'd like to have.

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:21 PM   #17
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Now I got a question for you. At 7000 engine RPM how fast is that shaft turning?
Wrong question

You can pull the clutch and kill the motor and the drive shaft will still be spinning if you are moving down the road.

As the drive shaft is directly connected to the rear wheel through the bevel drive the speed of the drive shaft is directly related to the bikes speed (via the wheel circumference and the bevel drive ratio.

If you went to a larger diameter shaft that slipped over the original shaft (without machining it) then you'd have a slightly stronger effective joint - the stress is related to the radius of the wielded joint. Provided it fits down the swing arm... ?
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:39 PM   #18
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Shoulda tig welded it...
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:12 AM   #19
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