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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-01-2015, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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160 and still pulling

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So 160 mph @ 8200 rpm,

Anybody ever experienced the max speed off an FJR?
1000 rpm left so 175-180mph??
That's impressive for such a heavy bike.
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Ummm, let's see... there's recent, not so recent and downright old.

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Motorcycle Consumer News got a 2015 FJR up to a measured 150.7 mph.

A Kawasaki C-14 has a slightly larger engine, 6 speed gearbox, RAM air induction, runs on premium gas and it is less that 5 mph faster. It is significantly quicker though.

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264 km/h on the speedo. (165mph)
Calculated real speed: 244 km/h (152mph)
Gen3 have (at least canadian version) 8% error on speedo.
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I know the Irish police allow for 3% error
In speedometers when giving out fines.
I'd say mapping settings are different depending on which country you live in,
Air/fuel mixture so on.
Warmer climates would mean slower bikes?????
Engines preform better in colder weather better bang.
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So even with an 8% error @ 12.8mph
That leaves it at 147.2 with a 1000 rpm too spare. So 160+mph is possible
But the real question is which way is the error up or down? he could be going 172.8mph but showing 160mph
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Perform..... Silly me.
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So even with an 8% error @ 12.8mph
That leaves it at 147.2 with a 1000 rpm too spare. So 160+mph is possible
But the real question is which way is the error up or down? he could be going 172.8mph but showing 160mph
Motorcycle speedo error seem to be always on the "optimist" side. Real speed is always lower than indicated, if error is present.
My previous bike (2012 VStrom) had exactly the same 8 or 8.5% error so now I'm used to it.
But that still make me mad because this is intentionnal from the manufacturers. Their bike appear to be faster.
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So even with an 8% error @ 12.8mph
That leaves it at 147.2 with a 1000 rpm too spare. So 160+mph is possible
But the real question is which way is the error up or down? he could be going 172.8mph but showing 160mph
Your math may be correct but I have not experienced nor heard of anyone reputable with an fjr that pulls to redline in 5th gear. If you look at the kinks @Liquidsilver posted, you will see what some people have actually achieved. In fact I'm in one of those threads and can say that my 140 indicated is not maximum velocity. I've seen over 157 indicated, 152 actual according to gps. I was under 9000rpm but the bike stopped pulling. BTW, the bike was smooth, no wobbles, did not feel strained.

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BTW, the bike was smooth, no wobbles, did not feel strained.
...on a closed course, of course.

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