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Speed at 4000rpm

I'll be picking my bike up this Saturday - the dealership is 70miles from my home (mostly highway miles).

So i was wondering how fast the V will travel at the recomended break in rpm of 4000?
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Probably about 40mph with stock gearing.

I have a 43t on the rear and in 6th at 4000rpms I'm cruising at an indicated 50-55mph. Stock gearing rev's a little higher.
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You're looking at about 55mph.
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My speedo says 54 or 55, but my meridian gps says 50 mph at 4000 rpm !
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Great, thanks. This site rocks. I'm getting all kinds of great info reading all these posts.
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Dont worry on the speed or RPM. Go throug the break-in process. The first 100miles you should take it easy with a lot of gear shift and speed range below 4000rpm. Read versys BREAK IN PROCESS, it's somewhere in this forum.

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Vary your speeds and loads often, gradually increasing loads and rpm. You can accelerate to above 4000 rpm before long. Engine will break-in better and more quickly under load, while accelerating and under engine braking, which is crucial to properly seat the rings and prevent piston glazing and blow-by. Just don't keep it at a steady rpm... Many of us broke it in following Motoman's method as well as possible: After a full warm up, accelerate through low gears at 1/2 throttle from 40% to 60% max rpm (4000-6000 rpm) then engine-brake a few times. Drive moderately for 15 minutes, accelerate through low gears at 3/4 throttle from 40% to 80% max rpm (4000-8000 rpm), upshift a gear and engine-brake a few times. Drive moderately for 15 minutes, then accelerate at full throttle from 30% to 100% max rpm (3000-10000+ rpm), upshift a couple gears to engine-brake a few times. Drive moderately for 15 minutes, then give it a good ride. Stop after about 20 miles and change the oil and filter. Change it again at 1000 Kms (600 miles) and service. Switch to synthetic oil at 2500 Kms (1500 miles).

http://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

I did the break-in progressively, varying speeds and loads often, a few 4000-6000 rpm runs, after a while 4000-8000 rpm runs, then by 100 miles I was doing a few 3000-10500 rpm runs in 2nd and 3rd gears. I expected to just run it up to 10000 but it pulls real strong right up to redline in second gear. I changed the oil at the end of the first day at 140 miles.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=7067
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I've created a worksheet to see the speed at various RPM.
https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...XX1BxRHc&hl=en


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Wow. Thanks for the worksheet info.
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That spreadsheet says at 9000rpm you would be doing about 193km/hr with 16t/46 t sprocket combination, when i get around to it putting the 44 t rear on at 9000rpm top speed would be about 202km/hr. on a flat stretch of road with no wind, no luggage, no cops what is the rpm in top gear with V screwed right out, is it around 9000?

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That spreadsheet says at 9000rpm you would be doing about 193km/hr with 16t/46 t sprocket combination, when i get around to it putting the 44 t rear on at 900km/hr top speed would be about 202km/hr. on a flat stretch of road with no wind, no luggage, no cops what is the rpm in top gear with V screwed right out, is it around 9000?
I think you will need to check your input" 900km/hr


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I've created a worksheet to see the speed at various RPM.
https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...XX1BxRHc&hl=en
Good work Lokto7


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I think you will need to check your input" 900km/hr


whoops, meant 9000rpm, have corrected that
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I have a 43t on the rear and in 6th at 4000rpms I'm cruising at an indicated 50-55mph. Stock gearing rev's a little higher.
Iím at about 55MPH @ 4000 RPM with the stock gearing. Youíve got to be going a fair bit faster with your 43t sprocket.

The speed sensor reads the front sprocket (and doesnít know that you changed the rear) so the speedometer is showing you what you would be doing with the stock gearing at a given RPM.

Keep this in mind when you pass a cop, because they probably wonít believe you and/or care when you tell them, `but my speedometer said...í

I havenít used one but they do make calibration modules specifically for this, e.g., see www.speedohealer.com
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