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Old 03-19-2011, 12:20 PM
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lighten flywheel

is any one running the lighten fly wheel and how do you like it thanks

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Old 03-19-2011, 12:32 PM
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I do not run it,but I beleive that it is less efficient in cooling because it has smaller fins.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:43 PM
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Baja 5b lightened flywheel

I have lightened flywheel on two of my baja, A Darksoul CNC on my on0road and a DDM lightened one on my basher and goped. I see a big difference all the way around better low end and great top RPM. Have never had a problem with cooling even on my goped!!!
Just one word of advice dont use the Darksoul CNC for bashing or off-road use i learned the hard way even with outerwear all the way around.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:21 PM
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is any one running the lighten fly wheel and how do you like it thanks
They are all that I run. Never had a problem but I do not run in the sand and I typically shut down the baja after a tank to relax for alittle between tanks. I cant keep my focus for two hours at a time. 30 minute runs is good for me
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Mine is lightened. Mine feels pretty good. But I am in a colder climate and mine sees alot of run time in the snow. So I know nothing about cooling issues.
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Another note, there are still cooling fins on the opposite side of the flywheel, so there is still a lot of cooling air circulating.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:51 PM
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i run a lightened flywheel on one of my cars. i lightened it my self, i looked at a picture of dark souls wheel and did it just the same way. it does make a difference on spool up an top rpms, the throttle response is alot better. i use a pullstart cover and crankcase shroud cover. i think the crankcase outerwear is key to not exploding one of these. i run in rocks and whatever never had a problem.
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I have lightened flywheel on two of my baja, A Darksoul CNC on my on0road and a DDM lightened one on my basher and goped. I see a big difference all the way around better low end and great top RPM. Have never had a problem with cooling even on my goped!!!
Just one word of advice dont use the Darksoul CNC for bashing or off-road use i learned the hard way even with outerwear all the way around.
Even with the mesh mod?
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