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post #71 of 77 (permalink) Old 11-16-2018, 07:27 AM
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On the VTX, comfy speed, legit comfy speed on the slab,60-70. 80 +was easily done for long lime, but not smooth.
On the ST1100 80-90 was super smooth, never needed 5th gear until 70, so it was smooth as silk, up to 110 was not buzzy or un comfy. I never went over 110, so I don't know about that.


ST1300, gearing is not as good as the 1100, but, its super smooth at 80-95, no worries/wiggles, nothing. Smooth and rolling right along! Haven't been over 100, much, so I wont vouch for that.


On this years Dragon trip we all rolled along very briskly coming back from BRP and I have no clue the average speed, but it was likely well above the posted limit....some of them may even have doubled it :O
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Cruzin the superslab 70-75 on my 750 Spirit with windshield and 38T sprocket is pretty quiet and comfortable, its the windwhip/buffeting that picks up runnin much more for very long. Easy riding just below getting beat up by the wind is, well, Easy ridin...

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On the VTX, comfy speed, legit comfy speed on the slab,60-70. 80 +was easily done for long lime, but not smooth.
On the ST1100 80-90 was super smooth, never needed 5th gear until 70, so it was smooth as silk, up to 110 was not buzzy or un comfy. I never went over 110, so I don't know about that.


ST1300, gearing is not as good as the 1100, but, its super smooth at 80-95, no worries/wiggles, nothing. Smooth and rolling right along! Haven't been over 100, much, so I wont vouch for that.


On this years Dragon trip we all rolled along very briskly coming back from BRP and I have no clue the average speed, but it was likely well above the posted limit....some of them may even have doubled it :O
The ST is a super smooth ride, plastic, maybe not the most beautiful, but SMOOTH, FAST and FUN!


Yea i was at the rear doing 70-75 and not keeping up. Good then that cop under the overpass didnít have his rader on when we all passed


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Fairly comfortable traveling as I Headed to a meeting yesterday, on divided highway US19S, I stayed running with traffic, the speedo hand on 80 MPH and several people still going around us like I was "sittin` still"...
Posted speed 65MPH BUT > as you know I was running 75 what with the difference of actual speed and reading on the meter

I Seen 63 degrees, a few dead deer along side the road and a lotta trash in the road from semi tires > commonly called "Gators" in our parts <

Headed back home last night though, we were running with my speedo hand stuck on 80 again...
All the way, I stuck with a vehicle until it turned off, using their headlights as well as mine, watching for trash & deer...
No deer nor any trash on the northbound lane
`Twas 37 when I checked temp after dismounting, with 260 miles having been logged
I had good leads both ways...

Going the same route, again this afternoon/tonite >> but not as far (only 150-200 miles) NOR as cold, I hope

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Since I'm about a month into my 750 Shadow Aero I cruise at 55 mph and get approximately 52 mpg. Works for me. We'll see if things change as I gain more experience with this first "big bike" of mine.
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Yeah, I done it again, the whole trip running with traffic on US19 @ 80 on my speedometer...
A really nice ride today & tonite too...

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[quote=billbattles;3565754]Today I did about 2 hours on the interstate. I found 70mph to be quite comfortable, even with the cages flying by in the left lane. Occasionally I found myself at 75mph to stay with traffic or pass but would reduce to 70 once it was clear. I think upgrading the rear tire to the 170 (from the stock 160) will make a good difference at 70-75mph.

I was sporting a FF helmet, textile riding jacket, headphones with tunes, 18" windshield, floorboards, and a mustang seatwith driver backrest. It was nice.

I do need the cramp buster though, what does it run, like $20?https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...geg_BA6kDGB0MN

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