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    Default How Much Do You Use Wide Open Throttle?

    Asking just out of curiosity. I like to observe how people ride. At our recent rally I watched the different ways people pulled out of the parking lot. We all have our own personal style. That's one reason why group rides can be such a disaster. So, how much WOT do you employ? In my case, it's not much when my wife is on the back. But she's' never on the back anymore...

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    The US Operators Guide has information about what to do during the Break-In period of 1,000 km/600 miles.
    It's on Pages 57 and 58 in my 2024 Operators Guide.

    Since I've only recently passed the first 100 miles, I've never gone wide open throttle.
    In fact, I'm still at the stage of not holding the engine to a constant RPM while riding.
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    I don't ride anymore, but for the 57 years I drove motorcycles and Spyders, I never once did a WOT move. And I did own a 2000 cc Vulcan and a V-Max powered Yamaha Venture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    I don't ride anymore, but for the 57 years I drove motorcycles and Spyders, I never once did a WOT move. And I did own a 2000 cc Vulcan and a V-Max powered Yamaha Venture.
    Now that is quite remarkable.
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    Understood it was a correction process to help start engine if /when had few failed attempts. & maybe just the V twins at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaRon View Post
    Now that is quite remarkable.
    I have always been a very conservative rider.

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    I put sometimes, which is true. Not for the Spyder yet since I am in break-in. Did on the Vmax and the FJR and the Venture. I could have put only when necessary, too. However, the definition of necessary would be my definition so....
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    Even on other bikes I rarely if ever did. Even at low throttle settings you walk away from traffic

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    Every ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    I have always been a very conservative rider.
    I must admit. I don't think I could do it. If someone told me I couldn't run wide open. I don't think I'd own a motorcycle.
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    as often as I can. If I'm not drifting around corners it's not fun lol
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    Sometimes I'll climb aboard with the intentions of just taking it easy. That thought lasts about 2 minutes if that ;-)>

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    Grew up racing motocross, so a pinned throttle happens, when it happens.

    Learned long ago Spyders are not race bikes, but are fine riding two up with the wife.
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    Once in a while to clean out any soot. Almost always when I need to pass someone in a high traffic area.
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    Surely everyone has had to see just what the bike can do right? I've learned just how much aerodynamics matters! Wind speed and direction, windshield raised or lowered, myself raised or lowered, etc.

    [Hypothetically, of course, in case you're LEO.]

    Unrelated, of course... what should be the practical top speed of a 2019 RTL on a windless day, flat surface, one rider under 200lbs, ECO mode off? Asking for a friend.
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    @Allen42 - with or without a tailwind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen42 View Post
    Surely everyone has had to see just what the bike can do right? I've learned just how much aerodynamics matters! Wind speed and direction, windshield raised or lowered, myself raised or lowered, etc.

    [Hypothetically, of course, in case you're LEO.]

    Unrelated, of course... what should be the practical top speed of a 2019 RTL on a windless day, flat surface, one rider under 200lbs, ECO mode off? Asking for a friend.
    You're lucky to get much over 110 mph. The windshield makes a BIG difference. I went from almost no windshield to a small one on my 2008 GS and lost over 10mph top speed. Extrapolate this to the barn doors that some use and you may not get to 100mph. For most it doesn't matter. For some it does. Also know that the speedometer is quite optimistic. Use a GPS if you really want to know how fast you are going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaRon View Post
    You're lucky to get much over 110 mph. The windshield makes a BIG difference. I went from almost no windshield to a small one on my 2008 GS and lost over 10mph top speed. Extrapolate this to the barn doors that some use and you may not get to 100mph. For most it doesn't matter. For some it does. Also know that the speedometer is quite optimistic. Use a GPS if you really want to know how fast you are going.
    My friend tells me he saw 112 on the console when he glanced down quickly one time. Sounds like his bike is running right. But that was also before he switched to the tire size that gives him a much more accurate reading. He'll have to get his phone GPS to record or something for a truly accurate reading.... he says he has to stay glued watching the road at that speed.
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    Most of the folks responding to this thread have no idea that the 1330 has a redline of 8100 RPM
    Try it, you'll like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen42 View Post
    Surely everyone has had to see just what the bike can do right? I've learned just how much aerodynamics matters! Wind speed and direction, windshield raised or lowered, myself raised or lowered, etc.

    [Hypothetically, of course, in case you're LEO.]

    Unrelated, of course... what should be the practical top speed of a 2019 RTL on a windless day, flat surface, one rider under 200lbs, ECO mode off? Asking for a friend.
    Ironically, it is a bit north of 100mph.

    Besides the aero issues, these engines really drop power due to higher ambient temps, and humidity.
    Yes, I know this from experience, based on making the OEM cold air intake, remain much colder as the air is delivered to the engine. Mike added a PVC elbow sticking out his bodywork. His setup more closely mimics the newer body style air intake design. Better but still horribly heat soaks with the forward radiators.

    BTW, if you do plan to ride a lot at high speeds, ensure the front wheels are correctly balanced, and more important, that front alignment best be correct. Twitchy at 100 is no fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by T.P. View Post
    Most of the folks responding to this thread have no idea that the 1330 has a redline of 8100 RPM
    Try it. you'll like it.

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    I doubt our Spyder could hit 8100 revs in 6th gear unless I removed the windscreen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen42 View Post
    My friend tells me he saw 112 on the console when he glanced down quickly one time. Sounds like his bike is running right. But that was also before he switched to the tire size that gives him a much more accurate reading. He'll have to get his phone GPS to record or something for a truly accurate reading.... he says he has to stay glued watching the road at that speed.
    I recalibrated our speedometer in the programing so it is 100% match to a gps.

    Quote Originally Posted by BajaRon View Post
    You're lucky to get much over 110 mph. The windshield makes a BIG difference. I went from almost no windshield to a small one on my 2008 GS and lost over 10mph top speed. Extrapolate this to the barn doors that some use and you may not get to 100mph. For most it doesn't matter. For some it does. Also know that the speedometer is quite optimistic. Use a GPS if you really want to know how fast you are going.
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    Well after owning a 1984 Honda V65 and 2 Triumph Rockets, what do you think?



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    Quote Originally Posted by PMK View Post
    I doubt our Spyder could hit 8100 revs in 6th gear unless I removed the windscreen.
    It wouldn't even do it then, going downhill with a tailwind. All the 1330's are speed limited. In fact they will top out at the same speed in 5th or 6th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdMat View Post
    It wouldn't even do it then, going downhill with a tailwind. All the 1330's are speed limited. In fact they will top out at the same speed in 5th or 6th.
    Sorry to have confused you, my focus was towards the 1330 not having enough power to spin 8100 revs in 6th gear. But you are correct, the engineers provided, and Can Am delivered a speed limited maximum top speed.

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