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post #1 of 101 (permalink) Old 10-09-2015, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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I've had the XC for almost two years and I've never "opened it up". Outside of an occasional pass, I've never stayed at WOT to see what she'll do.
I was riding home from MA the other day, on a long 5mile stretch of straight, smooth road in the middle of nowhere, I let her rip....and it wasn't very impressive.
{My dyno #'s are 94hp/113tq) I rolled it on in 5th and jumped right up to about 85mph and then the kind of chugged its way to 102mph and topped out there. I backed off to 60mph, dropped into 4th and went WOT again, in 4th it build speed a little faster but was still what I felt to be a slow climb past 85mph, I hit 105mph at 5200rpms and grabbed 5th...and nothin' she pretty much stayed there, with maybe the most gradual of speed increases. At that point, I got what I needed to know and eased back into my normal riding speeds.
I got a lesson in riding the torque monster....lol. These bikes pull hard and get right up to speed in "normal" conditions but run out of breath in short order outside that envelope. I've always ridden this bike "in the torque" usually between 2400-3100rpms and it feels strong and does fine, I think I'll keep that up and leave the reving to the go-fast bikes....that actually go fast.

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I have never ridden a cruiser that will do any better than what you are describing that weights nearly 900 lbs, unless it is a goldwing.

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not sure how thats possible with those numbers. my 08 kingpin jumps from 75 to 115 in what feels like a second or 2. there still feels like there is plenty left at that point . there must be something wrong.
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Mine is all stock and it feels pretty strong to me in the upper speed.

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From the way its runs down low I really was expecting more. I've ridden plenty of "fast" bikes and know what they are capable of, I was not expecting sport bike performance but I was still surprised at the what a dog the XC is in the higher end.

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At 52 hundred RPM's, It's pretty well taped out, Same as my Gunner..My Tri-Glide would red line at 55 hundred till i did a stage 1 now i red line at 64 hundred, That extra 9 hundred makes a big difference.
And from a rolling start the Tri will out run the Gunner, Even though the Tri is much heavier.

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I've had the XC for almost two years and I've never "opened it up". Outside of an occasional pass, I've never stayed at WOT to see what she'll do.

I was riding home from MA the other day, on a long 5mile stretch of straight, smooth road in the middle of nowhere, I let her rip....and it wasn't very impressive.

{My dyno #'s are 94hp/113tq) I rolled it on in 5th and jumped right up to about 85mph and then the kind of chugged its way to 102mph and topped out there. I backed off to 60mph, dropped into 4th and went WOT again, in 4th it build speed a little faster but was still what I felt to be a slow climb past 85mph, I hit 105mph at 5200rpms and grabbed 5th...and nothin' she pretty much stayed there, with maybe the most gradual of speed increases. At that point, I got what I needed to know and eased back into my normal riding speeds.

I got a lesson in riding the torque monster....lol. These bikes pull hard and get right up to speed in "normal" conditions but run out of breath in short order outside that envelope. I've always ridden this bike "in the torque" usually between 2400-3100rpms and it feels strong and does fine, I think I'll keep that up and leave the reving to the go-fast bikes....that actually go fast.

Taking these big bitches to the limit is always a little disappointing... Yours sounds exceptionally slow. All that wind management stuff it's probably like your pushing a 4x8 sheet of plywood. The fastest I have had my XC is 120mph ish and it's kind of scary.
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you have to wind it out to get there quicker.

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Sounds to me like you need cams.
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Sounds to me like you need cams.
Not going to happen...I don't really care that its not "fast" above 85mph, that is not where I ride and I'm not ever going to put another dime into this bike to make it more powerful than it is.
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