High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
Yep, I agree. I will never understand the ratio choices for the 6spd, especially the taller 1st &2nd gear choice unless it was to be able to fit the 6spd gear set in the cases with minimal mods, but on a bike like the fjr where pulling away from a stop being heavy laden with a passenger and full gear, it just makes no sense.
Top speed ? Being that the 5spd wonít pull redline in 5th and being that they didnít put more horsepower (except for the very fastest red 2014ís) into the 6spd and being a taller gear the 5spd with a better torque ratio should out mph the 6spd unless the 6spd is run in 5th which has a slightly higher numeric ratio than 5th in the 5spd box. Guess we need a couple of volunteers to figure this out, inquiring minds want to know.
So we need a 5spd volunteer to run his/her bike to top end, been a number That have already done this so there should be plenty of data available. So, we just need a couple of 6spd volunteers to run things to the top in 5th & 6th and report back,,, and just tell the police that it was all in the name of science, Iím sure theyíll understand ! ������
Just some ďfunĒ facts based on Rayís excellent gear ratio chart of what would be the theoretical top speeds if the fjr could pull redline,,,
5spd 5th gear @ 9000rpm = 169.6mph
6spd , 5th gear @ 9000rpm = 163.8mph
6spd, 6th gear @ 9000rpm = 186.4mph
All theoretical of course so the Hayabusa & ZRX14 have no worryís here and like I said before the 6spd in5th would probably pull the highest top speed,,,,,, except for the very fastest red 2014 bikes of course !������
Happy new year to all of you, I hope itís a good one ! Kinda off to a rough start here in nw Indiana, 21degf here with snow and ice on the roads and I have a severe hankering to go for a ride! Ferret, youíre just going to have to fill in and report back !
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; 01-01-2020 at 01:22 PM.