Around 85 MPH on my G5 passing a truck on a 2 lane blacktop. Bike felt fine even though 85 is way past the bikes design envelope.Too short and too light to be a uber high speed bike. If you want to go fast there are better bikes to do it on.CJ
What changed in the UCE.
Im sorry to say this but this kind of response does miff me a bit.Its a 500cc bike for crying out. I want to do 100 Kmph. Without feeling like the bike is going to throw me.Is that being un-resonable ?Its not like Im asking to do even 65 MPH. Or 70 or 80 or 90 or 100.60 MPH and Id be happy.Is that really too much to ask for. Does it really warrant a wise crack like there are better bikes to do it on ?What are you implying ? 60 MPH too fast ? or that I dont know there are other bikes out there ?Ok sorry Im stupid. Please tell me what speed I should ride the bike at. Ill stick to that number.The reason for this post is to see if its just me or this bike. Or do others feel it too.If everybody says it cant do 60MPH. Then thats cool with me.Did take it to the dealer. They test rode it and said its fine.SO that door is closed for now.Did own a Thunderbird AVL 350 which would do 135 Kmph and be rock steady.The only problem was geting on the gas while in a corner would lift the front wheel / make it light but in a straight line it was stable.My first Bullet a 1965 350 STD bullet was so steady at 100 Kmph.That I could carry a pillow and lie on the bike. We would do stuff like stand on the seat and it would keep its line. Even over pot holes. (I was 14 when I had it).Actually my dad was in the armed forces. And ever station he would command Id pick up one of the bullets from the MT section and ride it. Every single STD 350 was the same. Rock stable at 100 Kmph. In fact it took a lot of effort to get it to change its line.What changed in the UCE.
I ride my C5 60-65 mph all the time, I have ridden at 75mph for a few miles on the freeway. Most of my riding is on smooth two lane blacktop. handles like a dream at 60, it's a little light and twitchy at 75. I bought it for pleasure not speed, I got no complaints.
...... I want to do 100 Kmph. Without feeling like the bike is going to throw me.Is that being un-resonable ?Its not like Im asking to do even 65 MPH. Or 70 or 80 or 90 or 100.60 MPH and Id be happy.Please tell me what speed I should ride the bike at. Ill stick to that number.The reason for this post is to see if its just me or this bike. Or do others feel it too.If everybody says it cant do 60MPH. Then thats cool with me.
Ps: Some people have reported replacing the front tyre worked for them.
Nope you wont see the ton on this bike.The rev limiter is set at 5500.So no matter how steep that slope or how much tail wind you catch.The max speed on paper is 150 Kmph.The company claims 130 Kmph.Id really like to see the bike ride able at least at 60 MPH.I think its time to put some pressure on RE to sort this out.I know it can be done. Because Ive seen the test bikes do 140.Off course this was on a Track but they can be made stable.If RE wants.In its present shape well its only safe to a real speed off 50-55 MPH as Singh Ji has pointed out.Im sorry guys. Im not on any nostalgia trip. For me the bike needs to be functional first and foremost.Ive seen more fuss made about stuff like paint in tank, and side stand switches. When this is the real issue that needs sorting.
Your brothers bike is a g5, not a c5, is it not?
77 MPH is 124 Kmph. Even the company only claims 130 Kmph.You have to wonder when you hear guys claiming faster speeds. Guess some roads slope down more than others.
EAMONVince is like an Expert on these bikes. You can bet he would have sorted out any issues in the first week of owning it.Can you tell us what rubber you have on the bike. Because there seems to be a pattern emerging i.e. stock rubber = trouble. Chaged rubber = no problem.i.e. Singh Ji is on stock rubber as am I.
Ace you quoted an example of some guy making a lot of power.What you didnt mention was if the said bike is a UCE or an old bullet.
what road and for how long. Did you feel the bike was stable / ride-able ?If yes thats good news for me.It could also be the quality of the roads.
Chinoy and HMR, whats the mileage on your bikes? Chinoy, separate question, does the unswept exhaust improve performance?Thanks in advance.
It's been a while since the last post.As there been any changes?The reason i am asking is because i am contemplating buying a C5 2010 military version.I DO know that they arent made for speed. However considering it is a 500cc, one should expect more than 110 out of a 500cc.My concerns is that there are some stretch of highway here in Calgary were i am not sure a bike doing 100kmh would be safe. (even tho the posted limit is 100kms...)Most folk drive 130-140Beside this ONE thing i totally love the bike and i sure hope my financing will be approved!