5-Speed Cruising RPM

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Delmar, May 25, 2009.

  1. Delmar

    Delmar Active Member

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    I’m curious if the Police bikes have the same final gearing as the civilian bikes. My 2001 Police Road King cruises 55MPH @ 2500RPM and 75MPH @ 3500RPM. This seems a bit high.

    What RPM does yours cruise?
     
  2. Delmar

    Delmar Active Member

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    I rented a 2009 Ultra Classic Electra and it did 2500 RPM at 75MPH. Also rented a 2009 Road King but it did not have a tach.

    Dang that 6th gear is sweet, I’d love to do a Baker trans conversion someday
     
  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    09 is a 6 speed and had different gearing than his 5 speed 01


    3500 is about right from what my buddy says for 75
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, I believe the police bikes have a different primary gearing for more bottom end.
     
  5. RiksHarley

    RiksHarley Member

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    Delmar, later you could go to the FLHTP 07 or newer, they are 6th gear and 1600+cc, think I'd like that 6th gear as well.. think after little time on my 06, will move up a yr or two..:)
     
  6. Delmar

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    This Road King is a move-up from my Sportster so this will be my last bike (unless I win the lottery or discover an unknown rich deceased uncle). The vast majority of my riding is slow country roads and I typically avoid interstate highways.

    However if I can find a cheap sprocket set on eBay it would be worth the effort to drop the RPM a bit.
     
  7. jkegg05

    jkegg05 Member

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    My 05 ultra runs about 2000 RPM at 55 and about 3000 RPM 75. I've got a stage 1 and slip ons. It feels almost like it's lugging along at 55.
     
  8. Delmar

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    Thanks, this confirmed my suspicion. Now to figure out what sprocket is different and find a matching one on eBay.
     
  9. silentflyer

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    03 Softail FXST 70mph-2900 rpm.....stage 1.........
     
  10. StGlide1958

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    2006 Street Glide 5 Speed (Injected, no stage upgrades) 70 MPH=2800/2900 RPM