What is you NORMAL cruising speed?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by lordoflightaz, Apr 8, 2009.

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What is your normal crusing speed (MPH)

  1. 10 MPH

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 10 - 15

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. 15 - 20

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
  4. 20 - 25

    16 vote(s)
    47.1%
  5. 25 - 30

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  6. 30 - 35

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 35 or More

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  8. I don't like poles I just run in to them

    0 vote(s)
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  1. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    What is you Safe MAX speed poll is great. Why not expand on that and tell what speed do you normally cruise along at. Taking in all the places I go I think I go around 15-20. My speedometer tracks it but I wouldn't trust it.
     

  2. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

    40mph usually, but i'm not above a dig to 55 on ocasion :devilish:
     
  3. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Yeah, 15-20 has been normal for me.

    After reading the recent spate of near death experiences I do hope folks pay heed.

    I think additional polls might prove interesting if things like age or testosterone levels were components to evaluate their factors in the MB Darwin Awards. :devilish::devilish::devilish:
     
  4. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    25-30 is comfortable for my bike and on the country roads I travel.
     
  5. Shadeslay

    Shadeslay Member

    20-25 seems fine to me, my lead hand does get me up to 30+ on occasions, but I'm trying to cruise more often. I actually got a 36t sprocket, but I'm not sure if I will install it. Most of my riding is in town so there is a lot of stopping, which would mean more peddling on take off and I really don't need to go faster then 25-30. I do think it would be nice for a longer trip without much stopping. Seeing it would be easier on the engine to maintain 20-25.
     
  6. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    20-25 for me... occasionally going over 25 if I'm in a hurry or I see an smooth, wide-open road. 22~23 seems to be the hotspot on my bike. I'd be cruising at 25 minimum if I had a 26" bike, tho.
     
  7. beast775

    beast775 Guest

    speed

    i started out at 30 went to 35 to 40..then now im at 20-25.must be the age thing haha.i think i just dont like filling my 22oz tank alot.pain in the you know what!
     
  8. Tinker1980

    Tinker1980 Guest

    The FG seems to want to hum right along at about 23 MPH. Much slower it lugs, much faster and it vibrates like crazy.

    -Mark
     
  9. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    the speed limit in AZ is 20mph...
    I usually am 21-22 solo, and 19-20 when pulling the girls' trailer
     
  10. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    I roll easy at 27...30 is pushing it, and 20 is nice and easy. On a windy day, 20 is all I can do, but 25+ is my norm.
     
  11. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    15-20 for cruising around my suburban neighborhoods.
    25-30 when roads are wide open with good visibility.
     
  12. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    22.5 and please don't forget the .5 mph

    as we ride those motor bike THINGS !!!
     
  13. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    20--25 is my comfort speed.....I've done faster....but I'm in NO hurry, anymore.
    :grin5:
     
  14. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Even though my top speed is nearing 40mph, I still like to cruise between 20-25mph.
     
  15. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    depends on the road. I feel comfortable cruising at 35-40mph on some roads, but others it usually closer to 20-25mph. Generally I just go the speed of traffic.

    I stay off of really fast roads though.
     
  16. Warner

    Warner Member

    Typically I cruise between 27-35 on the high side. I'd say generally I am going about 30 though. Less when conditions dictate a lower speed.

    Warner
     
  17. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    On cirt trails I cruise at 20-25 mph. On the road, its full throttle and on a straight away, I can hit 41mph but with nothing but hills, its more like 35mph on asphalt.
     
  18. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    My most common ride is a 6 mile jaunt up and down the Illinois River. It takes a half hour, one way. So I'm averaging 12 mph. That probably means that the top speed along the way is somewhere in the 20 range for short periods.
     
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