There is no stronger motivation than proving someone wrong.

If you’re a frequent do-it-yourselfer, chances are you’re familiar with the phenomenon I call the “project brain.” It certainly happens on a bike, but it can happen in any strenuous, utilitarian sport you like. car? Of course. Why not start by stripping and renovating your wooden furniture? absolutely. Are you learning how to color while knitting (using multiple colors at once)? that’s right.

However, the project brain is so focused on achieving a specific goal that almost all common sense is lost. Did you spend more than you thought you would on parts for this bike? yes. sorry? No, you just want it done. That’s it, that’s the story.

In the latest series on the YouTube automotive channel Donut, famous motorcycle enthusiast Jeremiah his Burton embarked on a new project. Purchased at Walmart, Coleman powersports turns his mini bike into a 160 mph beast. Will he be able to do it? Anyway, I hope this will create an interesting video series, so it’s worth a try, right?

To reach your goals, you first need to know exactly what you’re working on. Spend some time on Little Red’s dynamo and you’ll see that the production bike makes an incredible 3.47 horsepower out of the factory. They estimate that to reach 160 mph at least once, power output would need to be increased to about 28 horsepower. difficult? Yes, but Jeremiah claims it’s not impossible — plus he has motivation to prove the Dynamo Man (who says it’ll never happen) wrong.

Back at the shop he got a huge pile of upgraded parts for this little engine. He talks about billet aluminum connecting rods, lightweight billet flywheels and billet side covers. He’s talking about a high-performance cylinder head with larger intakes and larger carburetors to bring more air into the combustion chamber. There is also a new camshaft, which is metal instead of the stock plastic unit. After all, the only thing we have in stock is the motor case itself.

Proving doubters wrong can be a powerful motivation, and adding this to your projected brain makes it easier to dig deeper and focus on your goals. There are two more parts of him in the series, and at the end of this video, we give you a little sneak peek of what’s to come, showing that it’s going to be significantly faster and more powerful. But can they cross the finish line at 160 mph? We’ll have to wait and see.

Source: rideapart.com