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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary alberta canada
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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.
Nov 2006-Oct 2008: '82 Yamaha XS400-SOLD
Oct 2008-Sept 2012: '05 Suzuki C50SE...RIP
Sept 2012-Apr 2015: '01 Kawasaki Nomad 1500FI-SOLD
Mar 2013-present: Kawasaki KLR650
Sept 2014-Jul 2016: '06 Goldwing - written off
Sept 2016- current: 2012 Goldwing.
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