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post #1 of 23 Old 11-08-2013, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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I purchased a 650 3 weeks ago and am really impressed with this bike. I have put about 3000 miles to date. I have been cruising at around 6-7000 rpm's. Is this ok for highway cruising?
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I purchased a 650 ...... I have been cruising at around 6-7000 rpm's. Is this ok for highway cruising?
Sounds high to me. Much higher then cruise RPM on my Wee. I assume you're sure you're in the top gear...

What's your cruise speed (MPH)?

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I purchased a 650 3 weeks ago and am really impressed with this bike. I have put about 3000 miles to date. I have been cruising at around 6-7000 rpm's. Is this ok for highway cruising?


you won't hurt anything
except your wallet when you get a ticket!
while it will do it all day, you may have more fun on back roads at varying rpm and using a couple gears
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6000rpm in 6th is an actual 75mph. Out west where that is the speed limit, I've done it all day, day after day. That Wee is now approaching 100,000 miles with its second owner.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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6k is 80 and 7k is about 92mph. My odomometer is 5mph off.
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Is there much vibration from the engine at 6000 rpm? I'm remembering back to my old Kaw LTD550. It was screaming at high speeds and vibrating enough to be annoying.
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I just posted what you wrote. My odo reads 5mph faster. I sure appreciate your input as I have always rode big 4 &6 cyl. bikes that don't turn those kind of rpm's. I'm using this to commute.
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Next to none. I haven't gone over 115mph (which is 110) and at that speed I was really surprised at how smooth this machine is.
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The speedo is about 8% high and the odo is about 2% high. 5mph faster is a speedo number rather than odo and it's only 5mph faster at about 60mph. The faster to go, the bigger the error.

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Is there much vibration from the engine at 6000 rpm? I'm remembering back to my old Kaw LTD550. It was screaming at high speeds and vibrating enough to be annoying.
If anything the motors seem to feel real nice the faster you go. I have a lot of miles on myStroms but still am amazed at how nice they feel and how much power they make at speed.

A little while ago started a thread on the subject:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...ing-dl650.html

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