Are you sure of your calculations on your 5th speed. They all seem low. I was under the impression your almost doing 90 at 3k. and at 70 it would be around 2300??
Again thanks for the answers
I spend a lot of time over at Roadstarclinic.com and those numbers came from some of the more experienced members, so I took them mostly at face value. Keep in mind there are 1600cc & 1700cc displacement Roadies too. Those numbers would be based on the gearing, and it's possible that my 1600 is geared a little taller than the 1700 with more horsepower.
My personal estimations are all best guess based on my ear, and what RPMs sounded like in various vehicles with tachs I've been on. I can tell you there is a decided change once I exceed 80, and my ears tell me it's mid 3000s. I've hit 100 a few times and while there's some headroom, she's working for it. I am confident that my bike is well above 3k rpm at 90, but I'm also pushing a big windshield, tour pack, and a pretty heavy complement of chrome down the road.
Just as a sanity check, I'd keep in mind that they say to take it easy for the first "x" miles. It seems to me that running about 90% of the functional max speed of a bike, is not exactly taking it easy. Your mileage may vary, as they say.
I second the recommendation to check out that other site. There are some hoops to jump through in order to post, but you'll find a wellspring of knowledgeable Roadstar enthusiasts over there.