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Dale Daugherty

Bump to get more feedback. I am curious as well.

At the very least I am sure there would be some impact on balance. If gearing stayed constant, a longer chain would push the engine further forward, and a shorter chain would move it further back. So definitely a change in weight distribution. The armchair engineer in me says it would be smarter to use a shorter chain when possible; however, I have found a few things to be counter-intuitive in the past :P

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