RPM @ Cruising


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terryt
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RPM @ Cruising

Postby terryt » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:06 pm



Hi what RPM is your engine at when cruising in 5th gear @ 60mph.

On mine bearing in mind I have triked it running a 2.79 diff on 25" dia wheels. doing 60mph @ 3000rpm

Standard GL diff 3.400 with 26" dia wheels

any thoughts



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Re: RPM @ Cruising

Postby terryt » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:15 pm

terryt wrote:Hi what RPM is your engine at when cruising in 5th gear @ 60mph.

On mine bearing in mind I have triked it running a 2.79 diff on 25" dia wheels. doing 60mph @ 3000rpm

Standard GL diff 3.400 with 26" dia wheels

any thoughts

Hi can any one give me some idea of what the rpm @ 60 mph is please on your gl1000

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Re: RPM @ Cruising

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:33 pm

I would if I could, but I can't... don't own one. I bet if you look for an owner's manual online, it will give estimated RPMs for given speeds. I can tell you that a GL1100 (1981) does 4000 RPMs (give or take) at 60 MPH... I know that doesn't help.
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Re: RPM @ Cruising

Postby dingdong » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:53 am

3000rpm at 60mph =/- is what the 78/79s turn. That is normal.
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Re: RPM @ Cruising

Postby pistolpete » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:03 am

terryt wrote:Hi what RPM is your engine at when cruising in 5th gear @ 60mph.

On mine bearing in mind I have triked it running a 2.79 diff on 25" dia wheels. doing 60mph @ 3000rpm

Standard GL diff 3.400 with 26" dia wheels

any thoughts


TerryT,
With stock wheels the tacho should read almost dead on 3k at 50mph.
Hope this helps.
Pistol Pete




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