You won't last many miles tucking in every time you go over 65. Eventually you'll realize the wind is part of what's fun about a naked bike. And it helps keep your speed below 120
New Mexico has some 85 limits. I think several other states too. And I think maybe Montana has no daytime speed limit on some roads.I will try to bump up the rear shock Rebounding Damping and see what happens. By the way, the bounciness obviously gets worse as the speed is higher; i.e. above 55 MPH. I did raise my butt whenever I see a bump approaching on a highway.
And, yes, for those who are not Americans, our Interstate highways (called freeways) is quite an animal. In Texas, they are usually class-1 roads, which means they are not asphalt but concrete, which are more expensive, last longer and better quality. I know because when I was living in Houston, my friend was working in the Texas Highway Dept.
Usually, the posted max speeds ranges from 55 MPH all the way to 80 MPH in more remote areas. I may be wrong with the upper limit, there may be states that allow 85 MPH, which I am not aware of. Although, they are not German autobahn, when you have wide open roads, people speed a lot. Most traffic flow around 20 MPH above the speed limit in large cities like Houston. When I commuted from NJ to NYC on interstate I-78, you would be endangering yourself if you cannot keep at 80-85 MPH with the morning traffic, even though the posted speed limit is 65 MPH. I would have to respect the NJ/NYC/Connecticut drivers; they certainly have better skills in their high speed driving.
So, there you have it, the American interstate freeways are like a semi-autonomous "autobahn", where there is a legal speed limit but in actuality, it is determined by the flow of the traffic. The cops close one eye until they need to bag some people to fulfill their monthly speeding-ticket quota.
Probably more opinion than fact, but here goes...Why so? Curious minds are asking ...
If you can start the bike in gear (not theInformative video!
One side point he made in the vid (besides the main point) was the ability to ride home when you broke the clutch lever completely or your clutch cable snapped, using clutch-less shifts.
Hmmm ... how do you do that if you cannot get past the 1st gear without friction zone?
Motorcycle gearboxes are designed to work this way: it's why your quickshifter works the way it does.Yes, I heard of this but have always wondered about the wear+tear on the gears with using clutch vs clutch-less (manual or QS).
The previous model was even stronger lower down. This one feels weak below 6k. Even after 15k miles I still open the throttle in low revs expecting zoom zoom and getting meh.