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Old 05-02-2013, 02:19 PM
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Default V twin vs 6hp built vs big block stock

So I'm debating the idea of running a Briggs or Honda v twin over a single piston now after I saw something interesting.

Vtwin look at dimensions and weight

Single look at dimensions and weight

Same hp, the vtwin is actually more compact AND only 1 pound more.

Now a 6hp


It's 30 pounds less and when built it can make the same power.

Here's my pickle. If I'm turning a motor I need more ccs so a big block or vtwin would be an advantage to me.

But those who are looking at a big block single should consider a vtwin.
Old 05-06-2013, 12:41 AM
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6hp will turn higher RPM quicker because of lower rotating mass and such. The V-twin will spin slower but have butt loads of low end torque.

All of this is arbitrary once you start doing mods.

My Vtwin pushes a 5:1 all day long and pushes my 22" rear tires/heavy cart up past 50mph.

Its all depending on what you want to do with it.
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