45 to 5o mph is this normal??

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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by stagewex » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:16 pm

Anywhere from 50 to 60 is fine with me. Anything over and my thoughts go to "what about stopping this medley of steel"
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by shawnfromvermont » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:03 pm

55 is the sweet spot you can go faster but it makes you work
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by gobium » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:50 am

Hell I go fast as can.
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by Mothra35 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:59 am

Drove through some rain on a leisure ride one weekend, looked like more rain was rolling in, so I took the Hwy straight home instead of back rd. cause I didn't want me nor the bike to get wet anymore,,rode out the rain with it tailing me Hwy was 55mph and I was passing everyone, speedometer said 60 I dunno how fast I was actually going all I know was it felt awesome. Now if it would only pop a wheelie :D

I don't normally ride like this thou.. 45-50 is norm on 35mph back roads
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by Peter Pan » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:02 pm

"Where is the next village?"
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Forget about speeding here. But I may tell You, You do get a blast of what you can achieve with 15 to 20 bends per km...often 25 mph is dangerous racing here.
And on the long straights...lean back, have the sun brighten your temper and enjoy the views.
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by Brian Crean » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:07 pm

The problem with going over 55 can be as simple as a mis-adjusted steering damper. A little trial & error will help you to dial in that "sweet spot".

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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by mysticbus » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:27 pm

The new bikes definitely have a little more wind. My 2011 has a nice sweet spot around 50mph. My 2014 has the same sweet spot at about 60mpg
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by Steve7959 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:52 am

Having just tipped over the magical 2,500km and done the requisite oil changes, I'm just starting to ease the speed up.

Certainly plodding around at 45 was very comfortable. I have taken it up to the dizzy heights of 60 to see what it was like, but thought better of it :o

50 to 55 is fine, but I've notice a much deeper growl(?) in the exhaust above 55 which indicates to me the engine working a lot harder

55 is good for slipstreaming the lorries too
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by Nimbus4 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:29 am

What part is uncomfortable?

Mine was an alignment issue, hard to be comfortable when fighting to go straight. Plus a cramp in my shoulder blade.

I do agree though 50 is where mine purr's happily.
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by BigJames » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:43 pm

My Retro with flatland gearing likes 60 to 65, is ok with 70, will do 75, clocked at 78 (he was a friendly, no ticket). All felt fine to me, but I prefer 60 to 65. Gas mileage doesn't seem to be affected by speed.

Myrtle, the Sportsman/BMW likes 45 to 55 because of gearing, will go CONSIDERABLY FASTER (Bural is going to give me hell for that) and slows down for no hill nor head wind...however the faster she goes the more gas she drinks, man can she drink at speed, I mean damn...
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by on2wheels52 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:45 pm

With no traffic on level ground and not looking at the tach or speedo, I'm doing 48-52 mph.
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by Happytrails » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:21 pm

Brian Crean wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:07 pm
The problem with going over 55 can be as simple as a mis-adjusted steering damper. A little trial & error will help you to dial in that "sweet spot".
How do you dial in a steering dampener? I'm noticing my happy place is 45-55 like everybody else.
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by Penrod » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:27 pm

16,800 K in 2 years on my cT and right around 50 mph is definitely the sweet spot.
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by BriSco » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:35 pm

Is everyone talking Ural Speedo indicated MPH? Or actual MPH from a GPS?
On my '11 Patrol those are two very different numbers.
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Re: 45 to 5o mph is this normal??

Post by wyowillys46 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:38 pm

I’ve found the speedometer reads ~10% higher than actual speed. I haven’t had a chance to test the accuracy of the odometer.
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