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Haha :) Got your attention.

What I mean is my SS now has more than 1500 miles on it. No longer captive to 6,000...7,000...

Can finally enjoy the full rev range.
 

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Haha 馃槀 Got your attention.

What I mean is my SS is now has more than 1500 miles on it. No longer captive to 6,000...7,000...

Can finally enjoy the full rev range.
Exciting times ahead. Take it over 200km/h and feel how your eyes rattle. Only in a safe place, obviously. Perhaps it's only my SS that does it. I allowed my father a ride on fathers day and he experienced the same sensation.
Now you get to feel the SS character. You are going to enjoy opening her up.
 

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130 mph (about 200 km/h) was pretty routine on my K1200S... usually every weekend on the back roads. More like 160 mph in the open desert.

Nearby here, can only safely go 110 mph or so for a short period of time, which I did today and yesterday when it was first broken in.

The SS is not about pure speed, but it is fast enough to have a good time.

Have an upcoming trip in wider open spaces in mountains in a few weeks to fully exercise it, and me. :)
 

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At sea level, I believe the SS should approach 150 mph, 240 km/h.
 

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Exciting times ahead. Take it over 200km/h and feel how your eyes rattle. Only in a safe place, obviously. Perhaps it's only my SS that does it. I allowed my father a ride on fathers day and he experienced the same sensation.
Now you get to feel the SS character. You are going to enjoy opening her up.
Were you on a smooth surface?
 

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130 mph (about 200 km/h) was pretty routine on my K1200S... usually every weekend on the back roads. More like 160 mph in the open desert.

Nearby here, can only safely go 110 mph or so for a short period of time, which I did today and yesterday when it was first broken in.

The SS is not about pure speed, but it is fast enough to have a good time.

Have an upcoming trip in wider open spaces in mountains in a few weeks to fully exercise it, and me. :)
Doubt you will achieve 160 on the little SS. I have achieved 235km/h. I think there was still more but the aerodynamics was pushing me into oncoming traffic so I tapped off to where I could stay in my lane which coincidently is 200km/h. I tried it a few times and each time the bike kept pulling to my right. Possibly a flaw in the plastic front fairing since mine has always been misaligned since new.

Ditto, I am taking the bike on the trailer and the Mrs away for a few days this weekend. Taking them both to the twisty mountains.....log fires and wine (for wifie) and twisty tar for my other love. I get to enjoy both with them.
 

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Doubt you will achieve 160 on the little SS. I have achieved 235km/h. I think there was still more but the aerodynamics was pushing me into oncoming traffic so I tapped off to where I could stay in my lane which coincidently is 200km/h. I tried it a few times and each time the bike kept pulling to my right. Possibly a flaw in the plastic front fairing since mine has always been misaligned since new.

Ditto, I am taking the bike on the trailer and the Mrs away for a few days this weekend. Taking them both to the twisty mountains.....log fires and wine (for wifie) and twisty tar for my other love. I get to enjoy both with them.
235 sounds about right...

Enjoy the weekend...Little longer wait for me 'till I'm off.
 

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At sea level, I believe the SS should approach 150 mph, 240 km/h.
I took it to 240km/h and i know it was not at it's best yet, i had to cut off because cars hundreds of metters ahead were approching very fast.

PS : I saw that when the bike tell 190km/h, my gps was around 180km/h.
 
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I took it to 240km/h and i know it was not at it's best yet, i had to cut off because cars hundreds of metters ahead were approching very fast.

PS : I saw that when the bike tell 190km/h, my gps was around 180km/h.
Ok that's good news for consistency. There is another post where @Derek has mentioned 5%. Your number is aligned with the 5%.
 

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I'm having the first service done Thursday, so I guess I'm heading for probation...:wink2:
 

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I'm having the first service done Thursday, so I guess I'm heading for probation...:wink2:
Hmmm, does that mean you were a bad boy, or is probation to prevent you from being one??? Haha...

How was the spin in the mts?
 

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Hmmm, does that mean you were a bad boy, or is probation to prevent you from being one??? Haha...

How was the spin in the mts?
It was great....when it wasn't raining! Bike is all that they say when it comes to handling. Was very pleased.
 

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It was great....when it wasn't raining! Bike is all that they say when it comes to handling. Was very pleased.
Bummer about the rain...hope not too much!

What's are the benefits from Fuelly?
 

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What's are the benefits from Fuelly?
I use it to track my average fuel consumption and statistics. I like to look at trends like average cost per tank and average cost per year, etc. I find it handy to know what my fuel mileage is so that when the bike gets low on fuel, I can calculate quickly how far I can go before totally out. I use it on all my vehicles, too. I also like to see how I rate among others in the country. It also helps to quickly see if there is an issue that may be causeing the mileage to drop unexpectedly. Just handy...if you care about these things.
 
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