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post #1 of 24 Old 02-03-2016, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Street 500 on Toll Road

I took my street 500 on its first trip to work this morning on sh130 in Texas. Posted speed limit is 80. Everything was fine in the morning with the wind at my back. But on the way home the wind was working against me and I tried to pass on a gradual incline. Topped out at 70. Eek! I have the Vance and Hines pipes. Will the fuel pak computer and V&H open element intake help me much with this dilemma? Has anybody else run into this?

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It is only the 500, not the 750, so with the wind in your face, on an uphill climb, that might be as good as it gets. Still 70 mph isn't too bad given the circumstances

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It is only the 500, not the 750, so with the wind in your face, on an uphill climb, that might be as good as it gets. Still 70 mph isn't too bad given the circumstances
I rode in again today. Same kind of deal. Easy going in the morning. I got up to 85 to pass without the bike struggling. On the way home (against the wind) I found the same kind of issue. Yes, believe it or not if it's posted 80 there are still people that want to go 60. I found there is a sweet spot in the throttle at about halfway where it will slowly climb from 70 to 80. With WOT it doesn't seem to want to speed up. I also found it was helpful to wait for a car to pass and get in behind them for a wind break. Downhill even with the wind there is no problem getting up to speed to pass. I do have a windshield arriving tomorrow. The wind (front cowl removed for aesthetics) is brutal at over 75. It's obviously pushing the bike to it's upper threshold of what it can do but I'm getting it to work.

I'm going to try the V&H computer and high flow intake. If anything I want the bluetooth feature so I can see what RPMs I'm running at. I would downshift at 70 but not sure what the RPMs would be like. May be a month or so but I'll update this thread with the results.
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Well my two cents, you are already pushing that 500 to it's limits, and upgrading the air intake and adding a stage one will for sure help get you moving faster, but that 500 wasn't meant to go highway speeds. It'll do it but that motor be screaming. Maybe if you want to do 80 into the wind uphill you should think about trading it in for a 750, or bigger bike. I got my 750 up to 107mph a couple of times in decent conditions. again just my opinion.
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Well my two cents, you are already pushing that 500 to it's limits, and upgrading the air intake and adding a stage one will for sure help get you moving faster, but that 500 wasn't meant to go highway speeds. It'll do it but that motor be screaming. Maybe if you want to do 80 into the wind uphill you should think about trading it in for a 750, or bigger bike. I got my 750 up to 107mph a couple of times in decent conditions. again just my opinion.
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Speaking of ... Harley should make a touring bike that reminds me of a fast sexy lady. And of course with a windshield that goes up and down. The V-Rod looks nice but looks more like a light-to-light dragster than a highway cruiser.
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The 750 and 500 both use the same Transmission. And Gears. Its just a matter of Strain on the engine. Yes an Intake, Exhaust and Fuel Controller would help. But the problem is, Displacement. The smaller 500 can only push so much.
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Does anyone know difference in horsepower between the 500 and the 750?
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Does anyone know difference in horsepower between the 500 and the 750?

Not sure about HorsePower but listed on Harley's website here is there stock Torque Values.

2016 Street 500 = 29.5 ft-lb

2016 Street 750 = 44.5 ft-lb

2016 Street Glide = 104.7 ft-lb

I included the street glide to show that our bikes are less than half the Torque of a full sized 103 cu. in. Harley motor.
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Must be one heck of a grade on the way back. Never had a problem running 80 at any point on my 500.
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