My bullet is nice and broken in, and I wouldn't dream of taking it on the freeway. 65mph usually means others will be traveling at LEAST 70-75mph. The fastest I run my bike is 50-55, and it still feels like I should give it a rest every few minutes. If anyone tells you that they take their Bullet on the freeway, then I can guarantee they will be rebuilding their engines MUCH sooner than I will be.I have found many "alternate" routes around my local freeways that give me great pleasure to ride and enjoy the scenery, without the high speed madness.
I am curious as to what it is about the bike that makes ytou feel/think it needs a break. Not that I doubt you for an instant, just that I am not that "In Tune" with anything that I ever felt anything liie that. Is it a vibration?
Hi! have a question about any experiences with freeway speeds. Where I live, if I want to go to my dealer, I have to ride freeway for at least 20 miles. I have a new 30mm carb, k&n, and classic exhaust. Would switching to a larger (18 tooth) sprocket help drop rpm enough to make this feasible? My dealer says no matter how much power is added or rpm is dropped, holding a steady speed for a while will cause harmonic vibrations that will wreak havoc with lubrication.Thanks, Jon
I have about a 45 mile ride to my dealer, so I bought a folding 4x8 utility trailer from Harbour Freight to haul it with.
Quote from: justin_o_guy on August 21, 2007, 05:44:19 AM I am curious as to what it is about the bike that makes ytou feel/think it needs a break. Not that I doubt you for an instant, just that I am not that "In Tune" with anything that I ever felt anything liie that. Is it a vibration? 54-60mph would require dropping the rpms every so often (IMO). It's a bunch of different things, vibration is one of them, sound is another, but anyone can tell when an engine is being overworked.