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post #1 of 19 Old 04-16-2007, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
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100 klm per hour

as the day of picking up my bike comes closer ,im wondering about traveling at the speed limit in top gear,my xrl was not happy in top gear at 80 klm as was lugging [geared it down to 14 tooth and made it better]now my local roads are 100 and 90 [klm] on the transcanada[i just got a $368 ticket in my honda civic at low rpm in 5th] so will i be able too cruise at 90 and 100 kmph in 6th gear or will the bike be lugging[dont want too do that on break in ]will i have too ride home in 5th gear too avoid lugging and still not exceed the speed limit by more than 10 klmph[100 klmph] is the sweet spot for cruiseing in 6 th more than 100? that big fine makes me concider getting a 14 tooth sprocket, or can you just criuse in 5th at 90 to100 klmph, im hopeing that you can go fairly slow in 6th as traveling in 5th would be something one realy wouldnt be able too doo

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On the 650 100kph is around 4600 rpm in 6th. The bike is happy to do that but more comfortable in 5th. The bike is sweetest with the revs over 5000rpm IMO.
Having said that if I was on a straight road and just wanting to get from here to there top gear at 100kph wouldn't worry me.
Don't forget that the speedo will register up to 10% fast so an indicated 100 is really only something like 93-95.
If you think your cops are rough we get 3kph allowance here regardless of the posted limit. If you are doing 113 in a 110 zone that's it - fine and demerit points. Likewise if you are doing 63 in a 40 the same fine and same demerit points apply. We also now have cameras that track the AVERAGE speed between two locations on several freeways. If your AVERAGE between the cameras is +3kph over the limit guess what you get in the mail.

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We also now have cameras that track the AVERAGE speed between two locations on several freeways. If your AVERAGE between the cameras is +3kph over the limit guess what you get in the mail.
YIKES!!!!

I would have lost my license a long time ago! They tried the roadside cameras here for a while but there was so many complaints about them (and they got vandalized) that they took them off the roads. Now all we have are red light cameras.

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On my 650, 4500 rpm in 6th = 90 kmh as indicated by GPSr while the speedo shows about 98 kmh.

The engine seems OK at that speed but gearing down is sometimes necessary for passing.

At 100 kmh (as per the GPSr) the engine is turning over at about 5k rpm which is just about perfect.

The LEO's here in Northern Ontario don't *generally* get too excited until you exceed +10 over the limit.


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I have a 16T front sprocket on my Wee. I have cruised at 140kph indicated (in NB) for long periods of time, no sweat.

At 120 she sounds very happy.

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Okay, I'll back away and keep my 1000 experience to myself.

You might just pop something about a 650 in your signature line. It makes it much easier when people are looking to answer your questions.

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On the 650 100kph is around 4600 rpm in 6th. The bike is happy to do that but more comfortable in 5th. The bike is sweetest with the revs over 5000rpm IMO.
Having said that if I was on a straight road and just wanting to get from here to there top gear at 100kph wouldn't worry me.
Don't forget that the speedo will register up to 10% fast so an indicated 100 is really only something like 93-95.
If you think your cops are rough we get 3kph allowance here regardless of the posted limit. If you are doing 113 in a 110 zone that's it - fine and demerit points. Likewise if you are doing 63 in a 40 the same fine and same demerit points apply. We also now have cameras that track the AVERAGE speed between two locations on several freeways. If your AVERAGE between the cameras is +3kph over the limit guess what you get in the mail.
I remember this program taking place after I left but I did mot know it was so ORWELLIAN in the application. I am not totally against photo radar given the proper use (high ratio accident zones) but as a general tool, I don't know. Imagine using a quiet country road and being 3 kph over the limit (for the yanks thats 1.87 mph over) crazy.
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The motor gets happy with torque at 4k. You can feel it get eager about then. No worries. Check out the dyno chart below.

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