Yeah, I've found that with my 16/43 setup, the indicated MPH is almost exactly 20% high- 60 indicated=50, 100=80, 90=72, etc.
Wouldn't trade the gearing for the world. The bike loves to rev, and I've run it for 20 hours straight at 5k plus. That motor eats it up.
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