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Old 05-15-2007, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Top speed of an '06 spirit 750?

Some people warned me that I might get a little bored on a 750, but I am not a big person (quite short actually). Here is my question: I have an '06 Spirit 750. For some reason, I feel like I am fighting to get her past 70. In NJ, if you are doing less than 75 on a highway, you can easily become toast. Is it just I am not letting it out enough? BTW, I have new Kurakyn grips and a throttle boss coming in. Maybe I just am not leaning into the throttle. Any stats would help.

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Old 05-15-2007, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well I don't seem to have any problem with mine going that fast. I've actually been at times just going with traffic and look down and see I'm going 75-80 without any problem.

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For what it's worth, I had my stock 600 up to 80 yesterday and she still had a little left in her...
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My 2003 750 holds 80 with no issue. That is morning commute speed in Nashville. I have had it in the mid 90's but it sounds like it is really working at it.
(I weigh in around 190 but am shooting for 175.)
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My shadow is slightly heavier than your bike, but I only weigh 150, and I've had her up to 102 on the speedo, and that's as fast as she goes, period. Of course 102 on the speedo is probably 95 in reality.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have the same bike as you.
I am glad that my roads are slower and maybe more friendly.
70mph is close to pushing it on this bike.
I am not saying topped out/max, just cruising along.
Also remember the speedo is not at all correct.
Mine reads high about 2mph every 20mph, if I want 60mph, my speedo will read around 65-66mph.
Great, huh?
I notice a good deal more vibration when speedo reads above 65mph.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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im about 220pounds 6 foot 1 , i can cruise easy at 80 all day. if i feel stupid i put my feet on the back pegs lean lower front and go full bore iv done 110 drafting a vette like that .but will not do it again, just wanted to see what the spirit had , now its all 75 to 80 [img][/img]
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I sometimes put my feet back like that on long trips on my VTX1800 it adds an extra seating position when your legs get tired..


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Old 05-16-2007, 01:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Let's just say this. I am 6'0" and 255lbs. I had my 07 Shadow Spirit up to 90+ MPH on the freeway without a problem. This was right after I got it a few months ago and wanted to see what it was capable of. I do NOT do this on a regular basis.

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Old 05-16-2007, 09:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Let me start by saying I like to cruise at 65MPH. But I have run extended periods at 80 and have had my bike up to 95 and it seemed like it had a good ways to go.. I am in South Florida which is virtually hill-less.
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