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Getting used to my vrod muscle and am about to make a long trip on it at highway speeds for most of trip. Guys I'm riding with like to run 85-90 if they can. That being said I would be hovering around 6000 rpm or so. Is this hard on it?
 

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Not sure whats exactly involved in it but Porsche blew the crap out of several Revo's whilst perfecting them to pass the 'Dusseldorf test'.Thats 500 continuous dyno hours without expiring in a molten puddle.It passed in the finish obviously so unless your planning on riding further than Dusseldorf you should be ok:D
 

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Thats where this engine LOVES to run. if you look at the dyno sheets that is about the spot that the Revo opens up and starts to breathe and build power. Its the sweet spot where you have all the power and those air cooled guys are running out of it. Heck you have another 3500 RPM to go :)

You wont do any damage at all....except to the MPG.
 

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we ran in new mexico years back at 125 for more than an hour to get home and it ran like a swiss clock the entire time
 

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It's working the way it's intended. Now if you switch to a 26 tooth sprocket, you'll wind up faster and those rpms at hwy speed will buzz even higher. Sucks down gas but I didn't get this to brag about mpg efficiency.
 

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As others have mentioned, the Revolution motor just loves 6 grand and better.

It isn't an airhead!

Thats where this engine LOVES to run. if you look at the dyno sheets that is about the spot that the Revo opens up and starts to breathe and build power. Its the sweet spot where you have all the power and those air cooled guys are running out of it. Heck you have another 3500 RPM to go :)

You wont do any damage at all....except to the MPG.
It's working the way it's intended. Now if you switch to a 26 tooth sprocket, you'll wind up faster and those rpms at hwy speed will buzz even higher. Sucks down gas but I didn't get this to brag about mpg efficiency.
:them: I've said it before,"If you bought a V-Rod for the gas mileage, you bought the wrong bike."

Though I can get 39-40mpg if I ride it like the old man I am.
Instead of the Hooligan I tend to be.
 

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12 hrs/80mph/28t sprocket ride this weekend, fully loaded incl passenger, love it :D ! Cold beer too!
 

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Minimum REVO Rpm is 3000 unless you have no load on it ( like sneaking thru the old neighborhood at 1 am ) then 2500 is allowable. Actually the 28 tooth is just right for 80% of all average riders - spend more time in the city, mountains, racing ? Go 26 tooth. Spend more time at speed, flat country, touring at higher speeds ? Go 30 tooth. It's just that simple. In any event and as said the engine LOVES to rev, ( for a V Twin ) and like a sewing machine will do so as long as you can stand it, absolutely no problem. Change your oil, 2 years or every 3500-4000 miles and you will not have a problem.
 

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12 hrs/80mph/28t sprocket ride this weekend, fully loaded incl passenger, love it :D ! Cold beer too!!
Knut J, I'll ride with you next time! Oh wait Norway? Sheeit!

Bansheerestore, you'll be fine at any speed up to 100! Wind and wobble may join you at 100+.

Refuel every 100-120 miles... Come on back and share a story or few!
 

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It will be fine. Ive done 500 mile days at 90-100 mph for a week at a time in Spain at 35 deg C.

One day I did try and keep with some sports bikes and sit at 110mph for a few hours and the fuel economy really dropped off sharp. I can get 130-150 miles cruising at 85mph to 90mph but up it to 110mph and it drops to 80 miles between fills. So no point if you have a destination to reach on time :)
 

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It will be fine. Ive done 500 mile days at 90-100 mph for a week at a time in Spain at 35 deg C.

One day I did try and keep with some sports bikes and sit at 110mph for a few hours and the fuel economy really dropped off sharp. I can get 130-150 miles cruising at 85mph to 90mph but up it to 110mph and it drops to 80 miles between fills. So no point if you have a destination to reach on time :)




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