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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 2007, 11:21 am
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Our 2003 1000DS shows 142mph on the speedo, the 2005 shows 139mph. That's after a few miles of being held wide open and had stopped accelerating. Our 900SS stays with them to 60mph after which the SS pulls away considerably, the benefits of a full fairing and clip ons I guess. Our 1000SS does the same to the 900 LOL
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 2007, 5:44 pm
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A guy on the Multistrada forum showed a photo with 133mph on his GPS screen.
Of course that could be down hill.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2007, 6:25 pm
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Say, IIRC that model engine has some problems with exhaust valve guides. Something about them wearing out in about 3k due to a bad composition from the factory. The valves were actually wobbling in a friend of mines after just 3800 miles with about 2mm of play. May be worth checking in to.

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2007, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by jbcaddy
I could save 15 lbs. on my multi with a new exhaust. or I could go on a serious diet and exercise program and loose 35 or so and gain both top speed and acceleration. not to mention saving the moola a new system will cost.
maybe if i get a new speedometer my bike will go faster
Sounds to me that you've figured out a way to save 50 lbs!
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 2007, 2:34 pm
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I hear those fancy chrome oil filters are good for atleast 5mph increase in top speed.

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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 2007, 6:52 pm
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Originally Posted by mad
Hmm, last week riding, my buddy maxed out his highly blinged multi at 128 on the speedo...guess that's around 115 actual...or so.

I have a 14t front sprocket on mine, it will top out at 130, which is probably 120. When I had the stock 15t sprocket, I believe 143 was the most it ever registered.

Top end is not what the Multi is designed for. Eating tight twisty mountain roads is where it shines.
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