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    Senior Member elime's Avatar
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    When I bought the tach for my TW it came with an hour meter on it. The clock runs when the motor is running. RPM is irrelevant. So.......today I am riding around and I look at the hour meter and it says 240 hours. A little quick math and that equals 10 days in the saddle. I came home and looked in my records and find that I installed the tach/hour meter about 2 years and 1 month ago, or about 760 days. A little more work with the calculator and 240 hours equals 14400 minutes. Divide 14400 by 760 and I rode the TW an average of 18.9 minutes per day. Some how that doesn't seem enough. I must try harder in the future.



    Then I started looking for pictures of when I installed the tach/hour meter and found one that also showed the odometer. It is not real clear but I think you can see the mileage is 9,292 with 0 hours on the clock.







    I took a picture of today's readings.







    15,903 minus 9292 equals 6611 miles and I did that in 240 hours. So 6611/240 = 27.5 mph which is my average speed for the last 2 years and 1 month. That actually seems a decent average to me so I won't attempt to increase it and to dispel any notion I am a slow poke I have ridden hours on end at 50 and 60 mph. Not a speed demon but pushing the TW with 14/55 sprockets close to its limit.



    In summary I have to say I am now glad I have the hour meter.

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    I probably average 30-35 mph on my TW. I always just explore backroads at 40-50 mph, but it would be lower cause sometimes I go through 25 mph zones through town and neighborhood areas.



    Now on my 919 I probably average 60-70 even with 25-35 mph zones thrown in There's nothing like cruising a smooth wide open country road at 75-85 mph with some 100-120 mph bursts on the straights. No driveways/side road for idiots to pull out of, virtually no way to get "busted", beautiful scenery and a nice quick fun pace. Ahhhhhh....people that don't ride don't know how much they're missing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Sol View Post
    I probably average 30-35 mph on my TW. I always just explore backroads at 40-50 mph, but it would be lower cause sometimes I go through 25 mph zones through town and neighborhood areas.



    Now on my 919 I probably average 60-70 even with 25-35 mph zones thrown in There's nothing like cruising a smooth wide open country road at 75-85 mph with some 100-120 mph bursts on the straights. No driveways/side road for idiots to pull out of, virtually no way to get "busted", beautiful scenery and a nice quick fun pace. Ahhhhhh....people that don't ride don't know how much they're missing!


    According to my gps when I am riding the tw on my trails, which are mostly technical and 6 feet wide or less, I poke along at an average of around 13mph. On open roads I usually keep it in the 45 to 50mph range. That's fine with me but I was lusting for more fun on the wide open and empty roads around me so I picked up an fz6r and now I have the best of both worlds. I am not quite to the 1000 mile break in so I have yet to open her up on the straights, but sure is nice to have the power to pull away from those annoying tailgaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    When I bought the tach for my TW it came with an hour meter on it. The clock runs when the motor is running. RPM is irrelevant. So.......today I am riding around and I look at the hour meter and it says 240 hours. A little quick math and that equals 10 days in the saddle. I came home and looked in my records and find that I installed the tach/hour meter about 2 years and 1 month ago, or about 760 days. A little more work with the calculator and 240 hours equals 14400 minutes. Divide 14400 by 760 and I rode the TW an average of 18.9 minutes per day. Some how that doesn't seem enough. I must try harder in the future.



    Then I started looking for pictures of when I installed the tach/hour meter and found one that also showed the odometer. It is not real clear but I think you can see the mileage is 9,292 with 0 hours on the clock.







    I took a picture of today's readings.







    15,903 minus 9292 equals 6611 miles and I did that in 240 hours. So 6611/240 = 27.5 mph which is my average speed for the last 2 years and 1 month. That actually seems a decent average to me so I won't attempt to increase it and to dispel any notion I am a slow poke I have ridden hours on end at 50 and 60 mph. Not a speed demon but pushing the TW with 14/55 sprockets close to its limit.



    In summary I have to say I am now glad I have the hour meter.

    Sounds like you need a hobby(o;.. That's a good daily average... Now in michigan you need to consider the weather in winter... Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.. Cuts down our riding by 1/3rd.. OMM.

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