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Well i decided to bite the bullet
I rode yesterday from Knoxville to morristown LOL yes i know 58 whole mile
but guess what then i had to ride back hehe
Anyway as you know i am not comfortable on highway yet
so i took 11e most of the way up
the first 40 or so miles i was pretty much locked in at 45 to 50 mph
then something just "clicked"
I know that sounds weird but all i can say is one second i am puttering
along at 40 the next thing i know i downshift to 4th revs go up to about 7k
the bike tracks like a cruise missile and i feel like that pig on the zip line
going WEE as my speed starts going from 40 to 60
I am just trucking it up the road i glance down at the speedo and i am pegged
at 58 which is actually 3 mph faster than the speed limit and i am tracking
solid.
Anyway just curious if anyone else had a point when they just "clicked"
On the way back i take 11e all the way down to the exit before 640 then
i get on 640 the wrong way so i have to make a u turn i get on 40 and
just crank it down around 55 which for me is HUGE and i am just grinning
like a cracked up monkey and in my mind i can hear "Nia" (my bike) telling me

"Just trust me baby I got your back"

**** i love my bike
 

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I think everyone hits that point where you're no longer concerned about every little detail about your riding and you just start having fun. Nice, isn't it? ;)
 

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Ah, love it when you talk dirty like that, Im still in the break in period, but am adding more miles everyday, soon I will be in your shoes, I cant wait. Even just running through the gears, and getting up to 45-50, is awesome, cant wait till I can open it up and start traveling to work at 65
 

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well from what i read the breakin period is to set the rings etc
so i am not babying her but i do treat her right and she seems to get
faster every day
i tried the under 4k thing and that was pointless now i use full range of gear
and engine break alot and have had her checked by a friend who is a harley
mechanic he says im doing it right
 

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Congrats! I remember the first time I hit the freeway (long ago).. I was just cruising around on the side roads and though well why not as I knew the freeway in that area would be dead at that time of day.. I too was going WEEE like the pig on the zipline haha :)
 

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It was pretty natural for me for some reason =D

I'm glad your comfortable with highway now!!!

I usually shift to 6'th really soon, from 40 and up i'm in 6'th, I like to keep the rpms low lol no idea why? but it propels me up in speed plenty quick, faster than cars can accelerate on a normal basis =D
 

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I do the same thing, but my "whee" speed is about 90 mph. That thrill level keeps rising to higher and higher speeds and acceleration, which is why most people keep upgrading.
 

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90? are you insane? my bike dont do 90
it tops at 58
at least for the foreseeable future that is lol
 

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Yeah, i've had mine in the 80's, plenty left there too. Solid bike, just enough power to get in some trouble;)

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I've gone 95 on my bike... wasnt all that special lol least in my eyes.

I was keeping up with traffic.. looked down and was like WOW! and backed off the throttle lol didnt even realize I was going that fast.. had plenty of nut left to propel me faster than that tooo haha
 
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