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I was on long ride through the middle of no where over the weekend and it got kind of annoying a few times.
 

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need for speed

Im wondering the same thing as #86 i wanna know too? I feel the need for speed sometimes too. Oh and if ur wonderind springmaker i do have a sport bike but i like all my bikes to perform, and hall a$$ who doesnt unless ur like a senior citizen or something.
 

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Ummm...... yea 51 years old. And I do have my AARP card.
Cruisers were built for cruising, Sport bikes were built for SPEED, and the Fury, I think was built to be quick, but not necessarily fast. there are some suspension issues at speed with the Fury, and maybe there is a safety issue there. for me, 100 mph is plenty fast enough. I will probably never see that on the Fury. By the way, I do admire your paint job, young one.
 

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100+ I don't know. At 100 the bike is fine. Riding stance is pretty much the same as on a VTX and they do fine at excessive speeds as well.
 

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On mine it doesn't feel as though its the speed limiter as it is the rpm limiter kicking in. I have had it a few miles per hour over 100 and It feels like the rpm limiter kicks in. I might be wrong but thats thats my 2 cents. Also, if it is the rev limiter would remapping the bike raise the limit or do away with it all together?
 

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i have a 5 year extended warrentee and no need for speed.just like to feel the wind rushing over my bald 62 year old head.i think i will leave that rev limiter alone,keep the rubber on the ground and have a nice day.
 

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I hit the speed/rev limiter often in 1st and 2nd gear. I have to get up to speed quickly when getting onto a few of the roads I ride on due to heavy traffic. I think it has a speed limiter as the bike has a speed sensor that feeds to the ECM (per the shop manual). It always hits at 40 mph in 1st and 60 mph in 2nd. My guess is the ECM knows which gear you are in and then has a speed limit for that gear.

I would like to have a tach as I seem to want to make sure I am actually in 5th gear sometimes when cruising. If I had a tach, would be easier to tell rather than pull the clutch in and push up on the shifter.

But per the shop manual, there isn't even a tachometer output wire.

Sure would be nice to tweak the limiter a little. I think an additional 5 mph in 1st and maybe 10 mph in 2nd would be about right. Gut feel and sound indicates the engine is not over revving when the limiter kicks in and has a ways to go before it redlines.
 

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Feels fine

Just wondering what it's like at 100+. With the Fury's riding stance do your arms reach your ankles when you get off :rolleyes:?
It is the rmp limiter and not a speed limiter although it is basically the same in that you can't go over 100mph. The bike feels great at 100mph. Much better than other bikes I have had. I am sure the 1800s are better with the 6th gear, but overall the Fury feels good. There is very little shaking and it just feels like a fast cruise with more wind as long as your not trying to do it in traffic.
 

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it is a rev limiter.if you gag it in neutral it will cut out.
 

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I've had mine sitting at 100 mph for a while on the GSP. It rides just fine at 100. Was kinda pissed when I tried to go faster to keep up with my buddy on his Big Dog.
 

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you are right, it needs a little more in 1st and 2nd. It seems like the bike could handle a little more in those gears. I had the same issue with my last Honda (shadow). It is hard to get use to compaired to my high reving sport bike. 3rd is not bad and 4th is a sweet gear. O'yea I have hit 100 a couple of times and there is no problem, if my shadow could go 110mph, my buddies c50 110mph, and m109r 130mph I don't see why the Fury is limited.
 

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IMHO, while the engine has it to push the bike over 100, the rest of the chassis can't handle it. Mainly, there's not enough braking power there to match higher speeds because of the small size front tire patch and matching single disk. Being able to stop quickly from speed is as important as being able to get up to that speed. Modern 1000cc sportbikes all have wide Z rated front tires (the stock skinny Dunlop E3 tire is only H rated to 130 mph), big dual floating front disks, stiff upside down forks and stiff frames that connect the steering head to the swing arm very directly. They're built to go and stop fast. The Fury is not.
 
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