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    Junior Member firebrick's Avatar
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    How long at WOT?

    Finally got to ride the tdub today and I can go an indicated 70mph on level ground at wot with my 14-45 gearing. How long will the tdub sustain wot? Am I redlining it and asking for trouble? Thanks.

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    If you do proper maintenance on your bike like oil changes,oil filter,clean air filter the bike is practically indestructable. Do not worry about the high reving. In 1987 first made the TW a Japanese named Shinji Kazama guy rode the bike the NORTH POLE!?! Then in 1992 he rode it to the SOUTH POLE?! Crazy guy! and it was on a TW. There is a documentary on it called pole to pole. So if he could do that on a TW I am pretty sure you will be ok.

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    I rode WOT from Greensboro to Asheville NC, about 175 miles on I40, in moderate/heavy traffic.

    Even in my full-dresser, heavy cruiser configuration: 4 saddle bags, tank bag, front bag and army duffel on the rear rack, I was able to keep her at 65.

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    Rode from southern Colorado to mid central Oklahoma WOT!

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    1,042 miles. 17 hours, 59 minutes. Non-stop except for gas. WOT.

    Don't sweat the small stuff. Maintain it and respect it, but don't be afraid to use the hell out of in reward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post

    Don't sweat the small stuff. Maintain it and respect it, but don't be afraid to use the hell out of in reward.

    Classic - Good philosophy to live by!

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    Go on ebay and buy one of those cheap tachometers, the kind where one end wraps around the spark plug wire and the other is the ground then keep it under 9500 RPM.

    Something like one of these.

    Tachometer Hour Meter 2 4 Stroke Small Engine Spark UTV ATV Outboard Motor PWC | eBay
    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    This newbie didn't know what WOT meant. Fortunately there is a website for everything, including one I have bookmarked called Acronym Finder. So now I know. I did have to choose from a few possibilities, but the choice was immediately obvious. (Technically an acronym is a thing you say as a word, like radar or scuba, not one where you say the initials, like FBI or NFL, but Acronym Finder finds either.)
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    A TW at WOT is putting no more stress on its parts than many of its engine family members at half throttle. WOT on a TW on the highway forever will not hurt it, unless it is geared to tall and the engine can't turn in the powerband. 14-45 is pushing it with North American EPA carb tune. Yes, I know 14-45 is OEM in some markets, but those bikes have a main jet 3 or 4 sizes richer than what comes in North American market bikes so their engines run cooler. You can run WOT with 14-50 sprockets and not worry about over-reving the engine until north of 80mph. When was the last time you had your TW up to 80mph?

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