What's the cruising rpm on the Wee at 55, 65, and 80 MPH?
Mean', you can run a Wee 55 mph in top gear. It won't lug, like lurching and the bike's driveline snatching back and forth. It will "lug" as in you are not in the best gear.Weird. Every bike I've owned will cruise at 55 in top gear no problems, no lugging.
I meant what Corkus said, he just worded it better You can run the Wee in 6th gear at 55mph, but it would definitely be happier in 5th or maybe even 4th, depending on the road, conditions, etc. This bike has a very nice, torquey engine, so staying in the sweet spot puts a grin on your face pretty much the entire timeMean', you can run a Wee 55 mph in top gear. It won't lug, like lurching and the bike's driveline snatching back and forth. It will "lug" as in you are not in the best gear.
I'm curious, what kind of bikes have you owned? Are you experienced with road going bikes of modest displacement? What makes you interested in a Wee?
Checked on the way home. A tick over 4000 rpm is on the clock at an indicated 55 mph. And that is definitely one gear too high for me, maybe two. 4KRPM the motor is asleep and top gear can't wake it up.Thanks for the input. Anyone have stats for 55 in 6th gear?
There is no right answer here, but if I understand where you're coming from I'd say try 5000 rpm.What rpm do you change gears? Is it the same for all gears?
That's good news. I've been using 5000 to 6000 rpms since day one...thanks.There is no right answer here, but if I understand where you're coming from I'd say try 5000 rpm.
:-D You would think. Nope, I'm going to color them in only when I camp in those states. My plan is to use the V-strom to add range to my camping passion as well as make the travel time there a little more worth while. Actually, now that I've started riding I'd have to say that it's more then likely to BE the new passion. Camping may take a back seat for awhile.Dude, don't you HAVE to have at least one state colored in ?
My wife and I both ride Wee's. Her former touring machine was an '05 FZ6, mine was an '04 FJR.That's a great pic. 6500 RPM at 85 MPH. My old FZ6 was at like 7000 rpm at 65 or 70. My current bike, an ST1300, does around 3000 rpm at 55 mph. I haven't really checked what it does at 85 mph. Somewhere around 4500-5000 rpm probably. I don't get much chance to get it up to 85 which is why I'm considering the Wee.