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Old 11-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think I have had mine up to 70 mph once but then I got scared.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think I have had mine up to 70 mph once but then I got scared.
Naked bikes will do that. In your case kinda like shoe-horning that 426 Hemi into a Pinto.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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120 indicated with TORS and a K%N in the airbox. That was flat stick though and took a while to get there. Realistically 110-115 is doable. But then the Handling gets a bit wayward.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:19 AM   #14 (permalink)
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115 and it didn't feel stable to me, backed down slowly. With my pink ears in the wind and tail used for rudder control all that could have kept me from doing 120.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:30 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I think I have had mine up to 70 mph once but then I got scared.
From some of the posts I've read about your bike, I think you missed a "1" off the front of that speed
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #16 (permalink)
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no i got scared then i shifted to 2nd gear and let off
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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You will hear all kinds of wild things about top in on these bikes.Stock or near stock they run out of power before they run out of rpms.A stock 790 hits rev limit at 117 mph in 5th gear with the stock 17 tooth sprocket up ,The rev limit is 7400 rpm.A stock 865 hits rev limit at 134 mph with its 8000rpm limit and its stock 18tooth sprocket.You wont find a stock 865 that will pull any where near 8000 rpms in 5th gear.It takes a very good running stock bike to beat 115 mph.You can allso take around 6mph off of what your speedo is telling you most read higher then you are going.
The other thing these bikes are not much fun much over the ton the wind beats you up bad.
I have seen the other side of 130 on the speedo At my age its not that fun when your face shield touches your nose lol.I am not going to find out how fast my bike will run now but it will do the ton in 3rd gear.Thats good enough for me.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #18 (permalink)
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With the windshield, bags and my fat butt 95mph. I think that's pretty good. Naked bikes create a ton of drag and as you know weight make a big difference too.
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It takes a very good running stock bike to beat 115 mph.You can also take around 6mph off of what your speedo is telling you most read higher then you are going.
Quite right hence my comment about the speed being "indicated" most speedos over read.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Vaguely curious, as I don't ride a twin often, but what do you see as the top speed of a stock Scrambler?

I've occasionally thought I'd like to get one as a second bike but the only one I've ridden was a stock loaner while my Speedy was in for service. It was quite the adjustment, and not in a good way. I know these aren't 'fast' bikes, but on my commute I was flat out into a headwind going up-hill on the San Mateo bridge and barely able to keep up with traffic. I think I hit 90 at WOT, and it took a while to get there. Normal cruising speed here would be 80, so draw your own conclusions. It's the only time I've been passed by a Harley.

I know that's not what the bike is built for, and really wouldn't be the way I would want to use it normally, but what sort of improvement to that would you expect to see with basic bolt-ons; without opening the engine? Or is it pretty much a matter where bolt-ons might make things look/sound better but don't really add much power? That is typical; I don't run the Wolf pipes on in S3 because I think they'll give me 20 hp or something, I run them because they're lighter, better looking, and sound better. At least to me. On a Scrambler (or a Bonnie I suppose) is it better to just go ahead and add cc's if you want performance?

Just curious really. It's not like I'm going to buy another bike anytime soon.
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