speed VS rpm.survey,1980/1 GL's


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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ernest rudshtein
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speed VS rpm.survey,1980/1 GL's

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hi to all brave wing mans
i wonder, 5th gear, high way cruise, 4000 rpm's
whats your speed?
whats your bike "sweet spot"?


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Re: speed VS rpm.survey,1980/1 GL's

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Mine runs exactly 15MPh/1K RPMs, 4000 RPM at 60mph, 5000 RPM at 75.... 1980 STD

She'll happily do 75 all day long.... even pulling the camper.
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Re: speed VS rpm.survey,1980/1 GL's

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Hey Ernest. What are the maximum speed limits in the country where you ride? 60 mph or 100 kph is very comfortable for a 1980 GL1100 and also what I would consider to be the sweet spot in RPM for both the 1980 and 1981 Goldwings.
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Post by ernest rudshtein »

well, my gl does 60 on 4 rpm, exactly like yours,@DenverWinger
speed limit would be 60-70 depends on the road,
sweet spot is defiantly 60 on 4rpm, and on colder days 70 on 4.5 rpm


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