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Hardnott Pass
« on: June 25, 2017, 07:23:09 PM »
Gentlemen I give you The Hardnott Pass in the English Lake District.

Reputedly the nastiest/steepest tarmac road in England. It is definitely quite stunning.

Enjoy...............

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Re: Hardnott Pass
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 08:28:44 PM »
The nastiest/steepest. Looks good, but I think I saw the 500x yawn  :008: Thanks for the video!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 03:17:28 PM »
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but I think I saw the 500x yawn

It fitted the road pretty badly on the steep bits. In first it was revving it's nuts off but drop to second and it was ready to bog down. But we all know the gap between first and second is too big.
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Re: Hardnott Pass
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 03:56:01 PM »
Yeah, just being (can't think of an American word) cheeky I suppose. Inhale never felt the gap between 1st (other than 1st being too short) and 2nd to be too big, but I have never ridden something like that I suppose.
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Re: Hardnott Pass
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 02:53:01 AM »
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It fitted the road pretty badly on the steep bits. In first it was revving it's nuts off but drop to second and it was ready to bog down. But we all know the gap between first and second is too big.
Is this why I get that *fantastic* lugging when up-shifting to 2nd at anything over approximately 4500 Rs-PM?
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 09:37:10 AM »
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Is this why I get that *fantastic* lugging when up-shifting to 2nd at anything over approximately 4500 Rs-PM?

Sorry I don't know, all I know is on some bits of that road a gear mid way between 1 and 2 would have been very welcome.

In fact what would be idea would be an electric bike, max torque at zero speed.
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Re: Hardnott Pass
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 07:17:17 PM »
No worries, mate, I was just being cheeky.

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In fact what would be idea[l] would be an electric bike, max torque at zero speed.
Like this?

"Because of the way electric motors work, the peak torque comes from zero rpm and will drop as revs rise..." -visordown article
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Re: Hardnott Pass
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 09:57:40 PM »
I have ridden electric motorcycles from Zero and it's crazy. They just get up and go.

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2017, 10:05:22 AM »
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No worries, mate, I was just being cheeky.
Like this?

I'd would definitely be worried on that, I doubt it has enough steering lock to get round one or two of the corners and a three point turn on a 30% hill would make my day.

On second thoughts, yes electric would be ideal for the really serious hairpins but I forgot weight. The few light enough to make it fun would not have the range to do those passes, I think. The Zero FX looks a good contender on paper, it all depends on how smooth the throttle control is.
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Re: Hardnott Pass
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2017, 06:12:25 PM »
You can change it's response and torque roll on and what not through it's dash settings. The range is definitely the limiting factor.
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