Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Mesquite , NV, USA
Another RPM question.......
Yesterday while going across the Nevada/Utah desert I settled in with a Range Rover that was traveling 100+mph. After a few miles I looked at my tachometer and saw I was close to 6500 which was about 105. After 10-15 miles I was pleasantly surprised that the bike felt very stable. Other than hitting something or a tire issue it felt like the bike could do this all day long. I followed the Range Rover for another 25 miles (passing other bikes who must have thought there goes a real fool) before I reached my destination and had to exit the interstate, I waved and I got a wave back. On my return trip home I went more or less the speed limit (75-80 mph), but it sure was fun on the way out.
Question: After riding R bikes for a lot of years, I was not used to seeing RPM's like this bike turns, Is it okay to run this engine at 6500+ RPM's for long periods of time? I am just not used to seeing RPMs like I see with this bike.........Bob
Last edited by BMOTORCYCLE; Feb 26th, 2009 at 6:37 am.