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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, these bikes are fast!

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I took it on the highway for the first time and jumped on it and I was surprised on how much the engine changes once you get over 5K rpms!
Its like a completely different bike.
I am really digging it. What a screamer.
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yeah i like mine on the highway, she loves the RPM's

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Ya surprised me too. Like the hittin the powerband on a dirt bike.
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Now that you discovered that, you gas milage will probably go down!

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And they'll go all day like that too...
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And they'll go all day like that too...
Very true, my VN ran at 6k for hours without problem.

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Very true, my VN ran at 6k for hours without problem.
think 6k is 80ish mph, dont really pay attention to the speedometer that much on the hwy,i just know it loves the RPM's

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I took my bike to work today. 30 miles each way on the highway. When the highway opened up with no traffic I was doing about 65-70 which is the normal flow of traffic with little to no effort at all from the little 750. I decided to jump on it a little and only applied a 1/4 more throttle. This little scoot jumped from 70 to 85 so fast I didn't even see the speedo needle jump. I just felt it.
I have had a ton of different bikes and I gotta say that this one is really fun to drive.
When over 5K rpms it almost feels like a sport bike. The engine smooths out and it just sings. Reminds me a little of my first bike... a 2001 Kawasaki Ninja 250R once it gets over 5K rpms. This engine really changes its personality once the revs start happening.
It actually feels all around quicker when compared to a 2000 Vulcan 1500FI I had 2 years ago. Another fast bike I owned was a 2001 Honda Valkyrie. That bike could peel your skin off.
I am thinking about an ear shave and increasing the jet size but I probably won't mess with it since its running so great (except for my clutch side popcorn maker exhaust note at decel!! )
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I went on a run with the Ruff Ryders this last weekend. If you know of them they mostly drive the sport bikes. We took off in a group of about 15 of us and they just punched it! Before I knew it I was doing about 85 and climbing like a raped ape!!! I was beating out some of the the GSXR 600's!!!! We climbed to about 100MPH and that is where the bike started to top out!!! I still had a little left in me I topped out that day at a whopping 123MPH and OMG my eyes where almost popping out of my head! I was blown away and so where they that I was even keeping up with them! Also I was kicking into the twisties with them like it was nothing too!!! So all in all don't mess with the VN750!!!

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Why is everyone so surprised. The bike is redlined at 8500 so the real power probably comes on over 5K. This ain't no little pussycat, this is a very fast machine.

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