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1Back to top Go down   Gears and Top-end speed Empty Gears and Top-end speed on Wed May 23, 2012 12:10 pm

K-Boom

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Sorry folks but Bob again.

Why can't I select the 6th gear on my 86 K100RS ? or does it really only have 5 ?

The other thing is the top-end. I managed to get 150km/h maxed out in " 5th " so I take it that's the fastest it goes ?

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2Back to top Go down   Gears and Top-end speed Empty Re: Gears and Top-end speed on Wed May 23, 2012 12:24 pm

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Hi Bob,
Only 5 speed, not 6.

Top speed is 220km/h.
Had an 87 K100RS which would cruise at high speeds all day long.

My 85 K100RT (w/ 150k km) will pull hard all day long and hitting 150 is easy with lots to go (still only a 5 speed).

If your scoot tops out at 150, it has issues...

Dale

    

3Back to top Go down   Gears and Top-end speed Empty Re: Gears and Top-end speed on Wed May 23, 2012 12:27 pm

K-Boom

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Thanks Dale but it could be the speedo as well since it felt faster...... Good thing a got this bike with 2 exstra units of full instruments


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4Back to top Go down   Gears and Top-end speed Empty Re: Gears and Top-end speed on Wed May 23, 2012 12:31 pm

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@K-Boom wrote:Thanks Dale but it could be the speedo as well since it felt faster...... Good thing a got this bike with 2 exstra units of full instruments


Bobby

Boby, if you are on 6000 rpm in 5. gear, speed is 160 kmh. on the good european highway bike can maintain 150 - 160 for hours. Speed depends on you, not on bike

    

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K-Boom

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Indeed Nino, It sounds about correct cruising round 160km/h . I find 140-160km/h to be a safe as possible on such an old bike.


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6Back to top Go down   Gears and Top-end speed Empty Re: Gears and Top-end speed on Wed May 23, 2012 1:58 pm

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@K-Boom wrote:Indeed Nino, It sounds about correct cruising round 160km/h . I find 140-160km/h to be a safe as possible on such an old bike.


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Bobby

Age isnt poblem for K. You need good maintaned shock, forks, tires and brakes. Engine likes kilometers. Few days ago I finished 600 km trip from Dubrovnik to Zagreb. Last 100 km drove 150 - 180, not problem at all .

    

7Back to top Go down   Gears and Top-end speed Empty Re: Gears and Top-end speed on Wed May 23, 2012 3:38 pm

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Bob, pull the speedo impulse transmitter out of the rear drive and clean it off.
If it is not clean, that could have the speedo give wonky readings.

Just a thought if you haven't checked it.

    

8Back to top Go down   Gears and Top-end speed Empty Re: Gears and Top-end speed on Wed May 23, 2012 8:27 pm

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Did the bike come from Switzerland, if so the rev limiter is set at about 6200rpm just get another ignition control unit which is limited to 8700rpm


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9Back to top Go down   Gears and Top-end speed Empty Re: Gears and Top-end speed on Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:07 pm

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should be able to get over 150km/h, even with with our crap expensive fuel.

i did a trip recently and I did a few stints where I ran at max speed for each a good 20 minutes , with the rev counter showing me on the redline in 5th- speedo showing me just over 210km/h and my GPS showing me between 190-205km/h. (the roads in the western cape and northern cape are FANTASTIC .I thought the bike was going to give up and I would have burnt off all the engine oil-

no bike was happy felt thrilling but comfortable. I am not normally one to do this sort of thing, I know its stupid, and on my last occassion had a Kudu bull run out in front of me to my right ( we too drive on the proper side of the road.... left side....)- luckily he saw me first and turned back before I could hit anchors! took it a bit easier after that and enjoyed the scenery, and the game including springbok, Eland, even a tortoise many Meerkats and mongooses- even a cervil wild cat! but some of those geometrically straight roads in the southern Karoo can be so inviting!

small wonder I went through a rear tire in less than 2500km!

if this K100RT of mine is a nearly 30 year old cluncker - I can't wait to win the lotto and get me a new K1600!

    

10Back to top Go down   Gears and Top-end speed Empty Re: Gears and Top-end speed on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:04 pm

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In top gear on a smooth, straight road, with a disabled rev limiter, my K100RS* will smoothly and without fuss spin higher than 9300 rpm and the speedo needle will indicate over 245 km/h (152mph) and climb steadily, with panniers loaded for touring and my tucked-in total before dinner and a coupla beers weight of about 90 kilos aboard.

It is me who stops it from going any faster...

*K1100RS TBs and a Motad exhaust.


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11Back to top Go down   Gears and Top-end speed Empty Re: Gears and Top-end speed on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:58 pm

RicK G

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Yep you gotta watch those tortoises we get them here. They dash out in front of ya without any notice at all.
Many of the rednecks here have a great deal of trouble avoiding them but then I suppose that there is only just so much one brain cell can do in a limited time.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
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12Back to top Go down   Gears and Top-end speed Empty Re: Gears and Top-end speed on Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:29 pm

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One the Glen Innes Grafton road In saw 155kph ( indicated) on mine with the sidecar and Anna on the back. It felt very comfortable and felt like it had plenty to go. I would have thought 170 maybe 180 with the chair attached! Will find out one day..................

    

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