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post #1 of 18 Old 11-28-2006, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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$10 top case

I found a samsonite silhouette 5 hard suitcase at a second hand store for $5. The case measures approximately 22X22X11. The key was missing, for $2 a lock smith made me a new key. It took a couple bucks worth of stainless bolts and an hour or two to modify and bolt the case to the rack. Plenty of room for a weekend, or typical grocery trip. At least until I figure out what my adventure luggage solution will be. I'll post a photo when i am able to figgure out how.

I was looking forward to testing my new penny tech trunk, being a little concerned if there would be any affect on stability at speed. I only tested the stability up to an indicated 9200 rpm in 6th gear
The bike actually seems to be less affected by crosswind now than before mounting the case, but I noted a peculiar phenomenon. When cruising at an indicated 90-95, there was a tendency to oscillate back and forth only if I let my legs totally relax to the point that they where my knees pulled out from the sides of the tank a couple of inches on either side. At this point the wind coming off the faring would buffet my legs, alternating to either side, and the bike would rock from side to side in opposition to my legs. Any one else have this occur?
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Daryl,
This warrants a picture.
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9200 rpm's in 6th gear on a Wee is what... 82 mph?
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9200 rpm's in 6th gear on a Wee is what... 82 mph?
That's by the speedo...corrected its 76 mph.

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That's by the speedo...corrected its 76 mph.
Poor little thing just screeeeaming for an O/D!
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Gotta be a misprint.

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You guys have no sense of humor....
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another try on the photos

hope this works this time
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post #9 of 18 Old 11-29-2006, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Gotta be a misprint.

Not a misprint -- it turns out that the bike is perfect for my needs -- the rpm limit in 6th exactly matches my wife's rpm limit in 6th -- she proclaimed "that's fast enough" right at 9200 in 6th -- good thing cause this dl650 had no more. (my bike is totally stock except for the new $10 case)

Of course this top case test rpm loss test was done in carefully controlled off-road conditions -- never attempt top gear rpm settings in excess of 5600 rpm on the freeway as this will exceed the 70mph speed limit
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Not a misprint -- it turns out that the bike is perfect for my needs -- the rpm limit in 6th exactly matches my wife's rpm limit in 6th -- she proclaimed "that's fast enough" right at 9200 in 6th -- good thing cause this dl650 had no more. (my bike is totally stock except for the new $10 case)

Of course this top case test rpm loss test was done in carefully controlled off-road conditions -- never attempt top gear rpm settings in excess of 5600 rpm on the freeway as this will exceed the 70mph speed limit
You rode your wee 9200 RPM in 6th gear OFF ROAD????
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