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Any one owned a PE400? what they like?

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Im keen to hear from some one who has owned /ridden one, Its the engine I want to know about.

Its a very over square motor, so it should be rev happy & smoothish?

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When it starts, it does run smooth, well except for the hand numbing vibrations lol. I don't remember it being "rev happy". It was more like a tractor.

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Yes, the PE's were heavy flywheel engines, so in no way was it a rev happy engine.  And all of the big bore bikes back in the 70's vibrated like paint can mixers, that's why thick gloves and thick grips were so popular back then.

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Ok thanks, most over square motors are quite smooth ive found, I quess its being a single.... How did you find the gearing, are they ok for decent road speed in top?

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