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Alls I know is if you ride it routinely over 90 MPH you won't need to worry about getting it any faster.
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Alls I know is if you ride it routinely over 90 MPH you won't need to worry about getting it any faster.
I did that on a regular basis for 1 1/2 hrs at a time. Who cares I was on my 3'rd engine

Now I do in 3'rd gear on my Dl1000
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Alls I know is if you ride it routinely over 90 MPH you won't need to worry about getting it any faster.
I did that on a regular basis for 1 1/2 hrs at a time. Who cares I was on my 3'rd engine

Now I do in 3'rd gear on my Dl1000
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Had mine up to a little over 160 kmh indicated (approx 100 MPH) a few weeks ago on a long back road south of Lethbridge. Still had some room left on the throttle, but buffetting was getting pretty bad so backed 'er down before I maxed out the throttle. Have put on a set of home-made lowers using instructions from a posting on this site since then, so need to find a longer road and see if that helps the top-end. Mine is an '05 C50SE with about 8000 miles on her ... looks like a C50T but without the studs. Running stock set-up for the most part, minor mods including a K&N air filtre and drilled 8 holes in the backplate of the muffler (and one hole up the middle of the first plate inside), running 87 octane gas and mobile 1 synthetic oil.

As others have said, these bikes are cruisers so not made for 150 MPH dashes like the crotch-rockets out there....I just happened to have a particularly bad day and needed some air-induction to clear out the cobwebs.

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i have a 2003 suzuki vs800 36,000 miles all original with drilled out stock pipes. i have the 19" front wheel with honda inner tubes and perelli touring tires. the speedo seems accurate according to those "your speed is" flashing signs that the police set up in certain areas. i have done 115 mph with 10" saddle bags and a front tool bag under the headlight (though no tools in it). i am 5'3" stocky 190 lbs. the bike felt like it would go faster if i stayed on the throttle. i have also kept up with a yamaha r1 thru deals gap and blood mt with the same luggage and on the softest suspension settings and only scrapping pegs a couple times. my friend behind me on a ducatti diaval said the tires look like they were about to come off the rims because they flex so much. i have a lot of respect for the suzuki intruder, its the easiest bike to maintain, has plenty of power and decent gas mileage at 41 mpg on 87 octane living in atlanta georgia. it cranks up every time and i have never winterized it.
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Smile 105-110

I landed on this page looking for easy performance boosts for my 2001 Volusia. It looks like I am not to shabby though. I've hit 105-110 on a flat surface with no wind. I don't have a windshield so I had to hang on for dear life. You get about 5-10 mph boost at those speeds by just leaning forward and getting flat, though it looks pretty stupid on a cruiser.
My buddies ride huge bikes. While I was hitting 105, they blew past me like I was on a skateboard. I don't mind though, I know where the bar is and I can just meet them there. I'm not one for speed anyway, I nice rural road at 40-50 is perfect. VL800s are perfect for that.
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A couple of weeks ago during a poker run in eastern Utah on I-70 (speed limit 80 mph) with a mass gaggle of Harleys I hit 100 mph for a little bit trying to keep up with them. Speedo is pretty accurate and I have stock tire sizes. Also have a VS1400 rear drive and a windshield and it was a fairly windy that day. Had some throttle left as well. So I think 110 with a DJ or 1400 drive is probably a reasonable estimate.
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