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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-26-2009, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Well guys/gals....

Just thought I would drop in to say.....


Thanks to all the help here!

...So after 3 hours at the MVA, I put the new tags on and go for a cruise...Bike runs great but I have a question...

When riding do these bikes have a little rattle on decel ? kinda like a faint chain rattle ?

Oh yeah and just for the record, I have seen alot of post on the top speed thing here in there, well with me being young and daring I will say this. I hit just under 129mph, I am 5'10" and 150LBS and the bike had full power all the way there and still had a little throttle left... however didn't want to test my luck, and the fact of only 5 gears and the high R's I just don't like the feeling of strain so I backed off.
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So Dave, you hit 129 mph on your baby. Hope it wasn't in a school zone! Last year I was riding from Ft. Lauderdale to Sebring, Florida with a buddy who rode a HD 1200. I more than kept up with him and on long stretches of agricultural highway we hit over 120. I know I could have done more, too, but really didn't need to.

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A display of 129 works out to be about 115 actual miles per hour , due to the slighty optimistic speedometer.

The bike itself seems fairly happy running at 100 mph (indicated) , the only problems really are finding a nice open road to run on. Be aware that fuel consumption seems to escalate quickly at any speeds over 5000 rpms. At a constant 100 mph you can actualy see the needle in the fuel gauge move down....lol


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If it works the po used a tank sealant with the sending unit still in the tank and coated every thing it reads like an open circuit now.I hate tank sealers!

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Whoa! I shoulda put restrictors on those carbs!! Glad she passed inspection - the rattle is likely your automatic cam chain tensioners (ACCTs). The springs get a little lax over time. You can get some replacement springs at TOC Manufacturing.com or go with the manual ones. Folks here can help you with directions for manuals.

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