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Yesterday after a long day of working a motorcycle show and getting bikes loaded on a semi to haul back to the dealer I rode the tdub home.



I was really cold all after being outside with a t-shirt in the 40 degree weather getting things loaded up and when I got on tdub I did not have an really warm clothes.



My normal route has about 5 miles of divided highway that I have had her up to 50 indicated tops. It just reached about 600 miles and I decided this was the right day to let it rip.



So I was in a full tuck resting on my stuffed tank bag to keep the wind off my chest and my feet were on the passenger pegs. I opened the throttle until there was no more place to go. Slowly I started to gain speed and soon I was pulling back and passing slower traffic. I almost let off but thought "hey how often do you get the opportunity to pass traffic on a tdub?" and kept into it.



Now the earth may or may not have had a slight decline at that point but I was surprised nonetheless to look down and see 75mph indicated! I thought what a fine beast this is and let go of the tight twist I had put on the throttle.



It was the fastest commute on the tdub and it was really fun.
 

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Some days everything just "clicks". It's like a little private victory.



It's a great feeling, ain't it?
 

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" It just reached about 600 miles and I decided this was the right day to let it rip."



I like this sentence.




My T-dub hasn't seen a highway as of yet. Well, she only has a 100mi on her.
 

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Being 265 and having broad shoulders 55 with no wind is a good day lol. I have to say that this little bike is great. I have a couple of vtwins for the highway cruising, but for around my small town and in thw woods the TW is the bike to have. I am trying to get my wife to learn to drive it. I think if she could get the hands and feet together she would enjoy it.
 

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It was fun and funny. I wonder what the people in the cars thought as I flew by in a full tuck feet to the back and the screaming tdub under me. I don't plan on riding it like that very often but I made sense last night. I also have other rides that are better for the street but I am pretty content with my 20 miles to work and back on the Tdub. I fill up the tank and ride the week on $6.
 

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It was fun and funny. I wonder what the people in the cars thought as I flew by in a full tuck feet to the back and the screaming tdub under me. I don't plan on riding it like that very often but I made sense last night. I also have other rides that are better for the street but I am pretty content with my 20 miles to work and back on the Tdub. I fill up the tank and ride the week on $6.
Have you found any other TW riders in Spokane Stephen? I probably walked right by you at the motorcycle show. It was pretty cold after the show on Sunday. I felt sorry for the riders leaving the show Sunday, thats why I went Friday.
 

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Have you found any other TW riders in Spokane Stephen? I probably walked right by you at the motorcycle show. It was pretty cold after the show on Sunday. I felt sorry for the riders leaving the show Sunday, thats why I went Friday.


I bet you did. I was working the westside display (Ducati
. We all had on blue BMW shirts.



Oh wait I was at the store in Friday and the Show part of Saturday and all Sunday. I have talked to several owners and even a member at the show. I am always up selling the Tdubs!
 

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I bet you did. I was working the westside display (Ducati
. We all had on blue BMW shirts.



Oh wait I was at the store in Friday and the Show part of Saturday and all Sunday. I have talked to several owners and even a member at the show. I am always up selling the Tdubs!
They are the coolest bikes. I have not seen one yet in town. I have enjoyed following your posts since you joined. Great little winter bike, I got out 2 or 3 times a week just to satisfy my need. (short rides) Brrrrrrrrr
 

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Fun! don't think I've had mine over 65 yet.
 

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Now the earth may or may not have had a slight decline at that point but I was surprised nonetheless to look down and see 75mph indicated!




Sorry to rain on your parade, but with stock tires the speedo is 6 to 7 mph fast at that speed....




Still, 70 is nothing to sneeze at with stock gearing! The actual speed at the 9500 redline is 74.2 mph, or about 80 indicated. If you have a gps, you can calibrate your own speedo, but the above is what my 2010 was like.



BTW, many experienced TW owners and mechanics have said that it is impossible to over-rev a TW while in gear down a hill....it just doesn't get enough air and runs out of steam before any damage can occur.....well, I suppose trying to go down a really steep pass at redline might do it. I'll never find out because I had mine up to 75 indicated and that was as fast as I EVER want to go on a TW....
 

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Sorry to rain on your parade, but with stock tires the speedo is 6 to 7 mph fast at that speed....




Still, 70 is nothing to sneeze at with stock gearing! The actual speed at the 9500 redline is 74.2 mph, or about 80 indicated. If you have a gps, you can calibrate your own speedo, but the above is what my 2010 was like.



BTW, many experienced TW owners and mechanics have said that it is impossible to over-rev a TW while in gear down a hill....it just doesn't get enough air and runs out of steam before any damage can occur.....well, I suppose trying to go down a really steep pass at redline might do it. I'll never find out because I had mine up to 75 indicated and that was as fast as I EVER want to go on a TW....




I pretty much assumed that is was about 10% error which is why I said "indicated" Still I for a bike that sounds like it is maxed at 50 It was amusing to see it say 75. The highway limit is 55 in that area and if I would have gotten a ticket I would have framed it an hung it on the wall
 

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65 indicated isn't much of a problem for me. 47 tooth in the back and I weigh 275.. Ask N202 about me passing him




I like 60 though.
 

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Both my dub and the wife's dub are geared with 14/47 sprockets.............. On the same day and the same road using my GPS I hit 72.6 with hers and 72.4 with mine, about 78 on the dream meter.... OMM.
 

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Very nice for a stock one!
I hit 81mph on my speed-o and my GPS read 82.6mph
I just did that 8 days ago, still was climbing a bit though
 

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I have 14/47 gearing, DG muffler, 130main stock pilot, 2 1/4 turns out on the pilot adjustment screw, shimmed the needle (2 shims), polished the slide for smoother action, regular RK chain, iridium plug.






EDIT!!!!!!!!!!



well my friend took a look at my GPS and said i was at a setting that wasnt the most accurate. anyways i did another speed run after he switched it and top speed was 76.8mph not 82 like before. But still pretty good for a t dub.
 

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I have been wanting to go with a 47 but have not had time. It sounds like the other mods Alex did actually free up a bit of HP. Cool. The tires likely have less drag also. Is it a pain to switch the tires at home?
 
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