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post #21 of 61 (permalink) Old 07-24-2019, 01:34 PM
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I wonder if or when Yamaha will give the FJR1300 a true 6 speed with overdrive?
The 5 speed already doesn't pull red line in fifth. If it did, top speed would be around 170 mph instead of a smidge over 150 mph.

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I have an 06 fjr, it takes a couple of ks, but I can get it up to 260km/h or 162mph, but no red line
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So when cruising at 80 in Oklahoma, how many people do you pass on the right that are fiddle farting around in the left lane although the signs say DO NOT IMPEDE TRAFFIC IN LEFT LANE?
I swear there must be something in the OK handbook that says get in the left lane and do 5 mph under the speed limit.
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So when cruising at 80 in Oklahoma, how many people do you pass on the right that are fiddle farting around in the left lane although the signs say DO NOT IMPEDE TRAFFIC IN LEFT LANE?
I swear there must be something in the OK handbook that says get in the left lane and do 5 mph under the speed limit.
Same problem the world over

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Not in Germany. You can be tooling along on the 'bahn at 220 - 240 kmh in the left lane and see someone in the distance in your rear view mirror flashing his lights telling you, "Comin' through. Get out of my way."

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But there is already air conditioning for motorcycles as an option http://entrosys.com/
I think this is the same thing that was marketed to the IBA gang at the national meet in Denver. Some IBA types had been helping with testing prototyles and it was a real product at that time. I looked. It was very costly and reports started coming in about (a lot of) early failures. It then faded from conversations.


Left lane hog enforcement is spotty and that's why it continues. I was happy to see LEOs posting to FB group pages (community ones) with state DOT codes and how to use the left lane. I was not happy to hear people try and make an argument for why they don't want to.







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The answer to the left lane hog thing is the LAWS ROCKET.



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IMO unless you ride at 80mph or higher for considerable amounts of time, the 6spd is really not a benefit , or necessary. It will do very little to improve fuel economy unless at the higher speeds 80+ .


I ride a lot with a (now 201 C14, and I always use slightly less gas at every fill (1 or 2 litres). When we have to slab, we are even about 80mph and above that the 1 or 2 litres is in his favour.

I had a 2006 FJR that I put 44,000 miles on. I now have almost 12,000 on my 2017. The 2017 gets a lot better gas mileage than the 2006 did. In my normal riding I normally got about 44mpg on the 2006. I almost never get below 48 (actual) on the 2017, and 50 is very common. And while we are cursed with a lot of boring roads to get to the good ones, I do not baby it.

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Regarding the left lane hog post, personally, I think driving habits are just reflecting our culture in general: rude, inconsiderate, self centered, and manner-less.

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