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seruzawa 08-16-2011 11:08 AM

I commuted 85 miles a day on an 80 KZ750 at 75-80. I put 55,000 miles on it without a hitch. Handled it just fine. The amounts of power people think they need to cruise the Interstates these days is nuts. any bike in the 500-750 range can easily do it.

Heck I used to cruise 75 on a 1960s era 650twin. Maybe it had 45hp on a good day.

Americans. If they need a .38 Special they of course opt for the .454Casull.

The_AirHawk 08-16-2011 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa
Americans. If they need a .38 Special they of course opt for the .454Casull.

The 7th Bullet's for Evil....

Captain Steve 08-16-2011 11:45 AM

My first bike was an EX500 (ninja). It did interstates just fine. I did many a trip from Norfolk,VA to Boston, MA with a Navy sea bag on my back for the weekend with it.

Duken4evr 08-16-2011 06:48 PM

Find a used low miles Suzuki VX800. It has shaft drive, it will do 80 and it will last forever. It would probably survive the inevitable lowside new rider crashes pretty well too.

You might die of boredom, but that would be an efficient choice.

newagetwotone 08-20-2011 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 264883)
Of course my answer was tongue in cheek; the guy's post was ridiculous.

I commute at 80mph, not every day, but a good percentage. My 1000 is right in it's sweet spot at 80, at about 50% of RPM. A 650 is working really hard at that speed, especially if you hang saddlebags on it. A Versys might handle it, but I'll bet it would be buzzing like a bee at 80.

You are talking out of your rectum sir.

A ninja 500 will easily do 80 all day on the highway. Saying that a NEW 650 will struggle, work or any other word that makes it seem like its a problem is bull.

dylanmo 08-24-2011 06:16 PM

The above is true. I go 85 miles a day, mixed 2-lane and 6-lane on a ex500. If anything, low-displacement bikes are light and get pushed around a bit in the wind currents on a freeway, which is what's annoying. More POWAH won't fix that.

Also, bungee your gear down or get some softbags, or both -basically don't wear a backpack is my advice.

The Spaceman 08-25-2011 05:32 AM

Fine, if you guys want to ride down the interstates on girly bikes busting their guts to keep up with traffic, go right ahead. I'll wave as I pass you, just to show there's no hard feelings.

As for my rectum, Mr. 2Tone, lean in close. It has a secret message for you.

Easy Rider 2 08-25-2011 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 265438)
Fine, if you guys want to ride down the interstates on girly bikes busting their guts to keep up with traffic, go right ahead.

How to win friends on a motorcycle forum: Insult other riders bikes. :o

Do you have to work at being an ass......or does it just come naturally ?? :p

The Spaceman 08-25-2011 06:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Easy Rider 2 (Post 265440)
How to win friends on a motorcycle forum: Insult other riders bikes. :o

Do you have to work at being an ass......or does it just come naturally ?? :p

I wish I could say it was easy for me, but I'd be lying. I've always wanted to be like George, aka Long Ride, but I just don't have the deep-seated anger and resentment required to step up to his level. You'd have liked George; you two would have had some snappy repartees, no doubt.

seruzawa 08-25-2011 06:26 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 265438)
Fine, if you guys want to ride down the interstates on girly bikes busting their guts to keep up with traffic, go right ahead. I'll wave as I pass you, just to show there's no hard feelings.

As for my rectum, Mr. 2Tone, lean in close. It has a secret message for you.

Ha! Riding a '67 Ducati 250 Scrambler on the freeways of L.A. is "busting your guts". We'd have killed for a bike like an SV650 or EX500.

How things change.


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