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At what highway speeds do you GL1100 owners do? 60, 70, 80, etc.? thanks
 

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60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 100+ Just depends on the road, the situation, and potential for LEO's in the area.
 

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I'm gonna step outta line here, being a 1000 owner and all.

Depends really. I'll usually go with the flow and hope everyone is doing at least the posted limit. I don't amp it up much on the freeways now-a-days.

But I'm a recovering NoSloFloMoFo...
 

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Any speed that I want. The 1100 will run all day long at any speed under red line. Remember, the MPG goes down rapidly after 65-70 and faster.



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But I'm a recovering NoSloFloMoFo...
:cheeky1::cheeky1: Did Sammy Hagar's "I can't drive 55" used to be blasting on your stereo too. :action:
 

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I used to run between 90 and 105 depending on the posted limit and the flow of traffic.

Now...after having a motor seize...after learning the hard way how much an accident can cost...

I rarely even hit 65mph. Usually I'm running between 50 and 55.

On secondary highways, I run between 45 and 50 depending on posted limits. I stay at the limit or five or eve ten under.

I can barely afford to be on the road as it is.
 

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I usually try and stay at less than 65mph if I'm not in a hurry. Though it's mainly because I hate the frantic noises from down below. At these speeds I find I get 40+mpg.



I find it most relaxing on the secondary roads up to 55mph. I get to view the scenery and the 'wing just seems at it's best. With the added bonus of about 45mpg.

If I need to get somewhere in a hurry then often I'll go the posted speed limit or sometimes a little more.

I do notice that as I pile on the miles (15,000 by me this year) that the 'wing runs better and better and the noises appear to be getting quieter.
 

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Usually between 55-60mph. Mine seems to have a sweet spot for those speeds,its really relaxing and quite. Although I have plenty in reserve if I need it. The speeds around here are 55mph on the highways. And they watch it pretty close hiding in the dark. Just as well when I'm headed to work at late night, I have to watch closely for deer along the 30miles of highway I travel.
 

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I hate highway riding. I perfer to be on the backroads.

When forced to ride on the highway, I try to stay with the flow.

I don't mind opening her up to get past a truck or whatever, butI just feel uncomfortable if they are all cruising up around the 80MPH range. I would rather stick with 65 to 70 mph range.
 

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Mine is an everyday rider and to and from work is mostly Interstate. I run 60-70. I prefer the backroad twistys and the road determines the speed.

The mileage referred to earlier is very true. Over 60-65 which is between 4000 and 4500 rpm, it goes down quickly. I have no problem twisting the wrist to get around semis or out of a dangerous situation. I have been off the speedometer several times. My Interstate registers to 90.

One big difference I have seen is when I put on new tires. Before that the bike handled OK but was a little squirrely over 65. After the new tires (Bridgestone S11 Spitfires) I am much more comfortable at higher speeds. Good rubber makes a lot of difference.

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Any speed that I want. The 1100 will run all day long at any speed under red line. Remember, the MPG goes down rapidly after 65-70 and faster.



John
You can say that again Brother John
 

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On my old 1100 I could run all day at 5-10 over posted hwy speed (which in OK is 65-75) and that engine would just sing me to sleep. Never a glitch, never a miss, never a hiccup. Now, mpg did go down a bit (yeah if you can call loosing about 1-3mpg a big loss). And that is how I ran it day in and day out. My house to work ~20+miles hwy each way at speed.

As for twistys I always found the bike handled them beautifully without feeling pushed at anywhere from 5-10 over the speed posted on the yellow warning signs (now at 10 over it was sometimes a pretty good lean, I was real comfortable with that particular bike).
 

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Jluvs2dive wrote:
CaptainMidnight85 wrote:
But I'm a recovering NoSloFloMoFo...
:cheeky1::cheeky1: Did Sammy Hagar's "I can't drive 55" used to be blasting on your stereo too. :action:
It still is :D
 

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I like like to keep her 70mph and under.
I'm not in a hurry now a days, life is to fast I'm trying to turn the hands of time back and riding slower seems to help.
 

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I'm still comfy at 65 on the freeway, 55 on the secondary roads, just dont have that need to prove anything tomyself anymore I guess, And I dont want to know what it feels like to hit the pavement at 70 either :cheeky1:
 

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When I get there I get there in one piece now.
I even ride the dirt roads once in awhile, but no sandy ones.

My dirt tracking days are over...........
 

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On the 1100, I prefer cruising at 60 to 65. Anything over that and the ole' girl starts guzzling gas.

But I will say she can still pull through 125 two up. ;)
 

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On the 1100, I prefer cruising at 60 to 65. Anything over that and the ole' girl starts guzzling gas.

But I will say she can still pull through 125 two up. ;)
Mike,

I have to say that if I ever even approached the century mark with my little misses on board I'd be riding one up the rest of the way and she'd be hitch hiking. ;)

Chuck
 

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70 mph is what i average on the interstate and 55-60 on the black top
 
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