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Author Topic: How hard are you on your bike?  (Read 1396 times)

Kevin Mahoney

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Re: How hard are you on your bike?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2013, 03:13:12 PM »
Bob Seger - would I have loved to be in that conversation. I love his music

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Re: How hard are you on your bike?
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2013, 06:29:37 PM »
Bob Seger - would I have loved to be in that conversation. I love his music

            I'm sorry, Kevin. I spelled Bobby Seeger's name wrong & gave you the wrong impression.

             Bobby & Elisa Seeger run the business side of what is now known as "Indian Larry Legacy", the shop + all the merchandising stuff. Bobby also travels doing bike shows with 5 or 6 of Larry's bikes + a few others from the shop & three tons of T-shirts  ;D

              I, too, am also a rabid longtime Bob Seger fan.
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Re: How hard are you on your bike?
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2013, 07:33:10 PM »
Yo! You went to Farrell's and you didn't call me?

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Re: How hard are you on your bike?
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2013, 08:04:26 PM »
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Re: How hard are you on your bike?
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2013, 08:31:36 PM »
i push mine pretty hard at times. it does not seem too unhappy at an indicated 70 mph. does not like a stiff headwind. so far, so goood!
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Re: How hard are you on your bike?
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2013, 04:06:42 PM »
I have about 1200 mi on the odometer. After about 300 miles of highway riding in a week, I was surprised and pleased to learn that the bike is perfectly capable of doing a sustained 65-70mph. (I didn't push it higher, but I think it could have gone a bit higher than 70.)

When you're cruising at 65-70 you don't have much pickup, so I wouldn't do it in situations where there's a lot of merging traffic and so forth. And if you drop off the throttle to let someone in from the right, you have to peg it to get back up to 70. But it is doable.

When I'm riding at high speed it's not the vibration that bothers me, it's the headwind. If there's much wind, my body is like a sail and my large full-face helmet is jerked around. It's not dangerous, it's just annoying and uncomfortable. (I'll post video of my ride over the upper deck of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and you'll see what I mean.)

Just like everyone says, it'll go faster when it needs to, but the most comfortable highway speed for this bike is 55-60mph. It was beautiful to ride on fresh blacktop on I-295 in South Jersey at 60mph on the right lane, with cars passing me at slightly higher speeds. I could have done that for a hundred miles.

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Re: How hard are you on your bike?
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2013, 02:58:43 AM »
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When I'm riding at high speed it's not the vibration that bothers me, it's the headwind. If there's much wind, my body is like a sail and my large full-face helmet is jerked around.

Put a small flyscreen on it. It doesn't take much. It will do wonders!
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