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Old 08-25-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
tessalino OP
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60 mph + crosswind/headwind..

.. makes for an unstable ride for me on my Scrambler.

I rode for a couple of hours this AM before it gets too hot and just turned 399 miles on the odometer. I had an upholsterer make a new seat and he added 2 inches of foam. Before my ride today I swapped the foot pegs to get another inch of leg room. Works like a charm although the little scraper peg faces to the front. Doubtful anybody but me would know it.

But I'm still breaking the bike in. And other than accelerating faster sometimes than the spirit of the instructions (in the owner's manual) allows, I'm mostly keeping it under 4000 rpms as per the dealer's instructions. Just 101 more miles to go till I get to phase two of break in.

At 4000 rpms in 5th gear I'm doing right at 60 miles an hour, and with any kind of cross breeze or headwind, that's a tremendous amount of turbulence. It seems. It's really unsteady.

I can't imagine doing much faster. I definitely can't see getting close to redline in 5th.
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