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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 08-06-2015, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Just rode to sturgis and back to home here in Kansas. I have a 2000 1100 with 23750 on it. I am a big guy 6'1" at 290 and had 40 lbs of gear on the bike. Was having fun and topped her out at a TOTAL OF 95 mph. This is my first year riding and my first bike, but I expected to hit 110 or more for top speed.

Is this normal? The bike is running great. It has been jetted for cobra slash cut pipes. Stock on the rest.

What is everybodies top speed on their 1100's? What is wrong if this is not normal? What should the 1100 be getting on top speed?
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Found this on the wiki page so it looks like you are within spec:
Basic "Specs" from - 02/2000 Test of 2000 1100 Classic - Courtesy of Motorcycle Consumer News

48.7 HP - Rear Wheel
57.2 lb-ft - Torque - rear Wheeel
685 lb Wet Weight
34.2 Avg MPG
94 MPH top speed
6.53 sec 0 to 60
14.91 sec 0 to 1/4 mile
85.59 mph 0 to 1/4 mile
130.7 ft 60 to 0 mph braking
1:13.51 power to weight ratio
Heavyweight Cruiser
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I've got a 2009 Classic with some things added. I've gotten a little over 95 once and it felt like there might be a little more left. But I couldn't figure out why I needed to go that fast on a cruiser. If I felt I needed speed, I would have bought a sport bike.

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If "go fast" is important to you, the 1100 isnt the bike you want. I'd say if you hit 95 with all that gear your bike is running better than average. Just run it....and dont touch it !!

I hit 88 once on my 1100. It had some left but top speed is not important to me at all. I reckon it'll hit 95. But....why bother? If I want "go fast" I'll get a Busa !! Lol !

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It's not A high performance bike that being said I've shifted into 5th at 95 on several occasions but sometimes the bike won't top 85 in 5th. Odd huh

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It's not A high performance bike that being said I've shifted into 5th at 95 on several occasions but sometimes the bike won't top 85 in 5th. Odd huh
You lost me at "shifted into 5th at 95". Its Just hard for me to buy into that one. That little motor will grenade at that rpm. If it hasnt already.

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LOL.... Your Harley sure would blow up...

but the "little" 1100 is only turning 6000 RPM at 95 in 4th gear....there's still another 2-300 RPM to get to the rev limiter (1000 more if you have a dyna ign box)..... it's easy to do with a properly set up motor and knowing how to ride it.

It also takes somebody that knows how to tune a motorcycle properly.

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Just rode to sturgis and back to home here in Kansas. I have a 2000 1100 with 23750 on it. I am a big guy 6'1" at 290 and had 40 lbs of gear on the bike. Was having fun and topped her out at a TOTAL OF 95 mph. This is my first year riding and my first bike, but I expected to hit 110 or more for top speed.

Is this normal? The bike is running great. It has been jetted for cobra slash cut pipes. Stock on the rest.

What is everybodies top speed on their 1100's? What is wrong if this is not normal? What should the 1100 be getting on top speed?
Don't know, maybe you might look at a crotch rocket?

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I've shifted into 5th at 95 on several occasions but sometimes the bike won't top 85 in 5th. Odd huh
Top gear is sometimes an overdrive gear. Many vehicles cannot reach top speed (or top RPM) in top gear, there's just not enough power to cut thru the air resistance.

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Top gear is sometimes an overdrive gear. Many vehicles cannot reach top speed (or top RPM) in top gear, there's just not enough power to cut thru the air resistance.
Yes i was being a smart ***

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