I took the Wing out on the I-5 today for 65 miles round trip. Went toward Portland up the Sexton Summit which is 3829 ft. At 70 mph in 5th it acted like it was laboring a bit to keep the pace up. It did fine for an old Bike, and not a run Ill be making often. But we have plenty of tall hill all around.
Now the Beemer rated at 130 HP,near 300 lbs lighter & fuel injection i can do that same 3829 ft in 6th gear at 80 mph. And the ABS on the beemer is great. Then when you get the Wing binders on it just takes ....well a few hundred feet longer.
I plan on keeping the Wing and selling the beemer. She has been good to me but after 11 yrs. and 50,000. I bought her when I was 11 yrs younger too. And the riding position bothers my back as I have a 40% VA disability in my lower back now. All in all a good little ride and longest sense I got her on the road.
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- Motorcycle: 86 GL1200 SEi, 98 Valkyrie Std, 78 Yamaha XS750SE, 86 Honda XL125, 4.5 HP belt drive Minibike my dad built, foot clutch!
I read somewhere that the SEi is rated at 96 HP. don't know if that is right. I would think with HP like that, the bike should pull strong. Might be all that sail slowing it down? Couple of more weeks and I'll have mine on the road, i hope...
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