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post #1 of 10 Old Aug 7th, 2007, 8:53 pm Thread Starter
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RPM Differences

On my 2002, If I am doing 72mph (gps) my rpm's are at 4k approx. On a 2000 I recently rode the rpm's are at 3500 for the same speed. What is the rpm's on your bikes if other than 2000 and 2002? I probably use more gas on my bike traveling at a higher rpm than on the 2000.
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On my 2002, If I am doing 72mph (gps) my rpm's are at 4k approx. On a 2000 I recently rode the rpm's are at 3500 for the same speed. What is the rpm's on your bikes if other than 2000 and 2002? I probably use more gas on my bike traveling at a higher rpm than on the 2000.

Mike, I assume you are allowing for the speedo error on my 2001???

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Sorry Jack, I meant 2001, There is a 500 rpm difference between your bike and mine at the same speed indicated.
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Mike,

If I remember correctly our bikes are geared a little lower than the early models, thus the better fuel mileage on the older ones and better acceleration on ours. Your 4K is about the same as mine.

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Greetings.

On my '99 in top gear, at 100kph (60mph) my tach is reading 2700rpm. How does this compare to others?

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4000 Rpm @ 80 Mph.

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4000 Rpm @ 80 Mph.
And the horsepower and gear ratios changed again in '05.

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My top gear RPM is pretty much an even split....60MPH=3000RPM....
40MPH=2000RPM...but I rarely use 5th gear below 50MPH, just too sluggish....75MPH=3750RPM...and so on.

I really like the gearing on the motorcycle, with 1st to 4th feeling like a close ratio performance setup, and the very long legs of the 5th gear, with about a 1500 RPM difference between that and 4th, you really know when you are in economy cruise mode....just under 55MPG, 2 up @ 65MPH. ( not by computer, rather gas station and calculator reconing).


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Had to Check

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5100 rpm in 5th equals 100 mph.

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On my 2000 LT, at 4000 RPM I am doing 90 per the speedometer, and 84 per my GPS.
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