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Optimal cruising RPM range for a 103 cu inch

 
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:37 PM
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I just picked up a 2010 Ultra Limited and am new to the Harley experience. I'm interested in what seems to be the general consensus on optimal RPM range for cruising with the 103. Thanks in advance for your input.
 
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103 is no different than a 96. If you mean in 6 th, then probably 2500 - 3500 rpm. I usually run 80 @ 3000 rpm on super slab.
 
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6400 rpm at about 130. If you want to optimize cruising speed, if you are looking for fuel effieciency, probably something less than that.

(yes, I'm a smartass today.)
 
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Ride that bad boy like you stole it! All kidding aside, 2250 to 2750 is where I generally cruise, unless on the interstate in a hurry, then its at 3 or maybe a little more.
 
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Keep it above 2500 RPM most of the time and shift in 6th after 70+ mph very ideal for your motor.
 
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thanks for the input...
 
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Keep it above 2500 RPM most of the time and shift in 6th after 70+ mph very ideal for your motor.
Agree to that. 2600 in 6th is 70mph 2800 is 75
 
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As fast as they will let me go. But, I don't have any fairing or windshield so wind is a limiting factor at times.
 
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Originally Posted by TheRainMan View Post
I just picked up a 2010 Ultra Limited and am new to the Harley experience. I'm interested in what seems to be the general consensus on optimal RPM range for cruising with the 103. Thanks in advance for your input.
I'm hardly ever on the Interstates anymore so 6th gear is not used very much. Riding solo, I try to stay between 2200 and 2800 RPM's. If I'm climbing a hill, I keep it around or above 2500. In your owners manual theres a table of speeds to shift gears up and down. I'm not a hot rodder, I just love to cruise along and listen to that sweet Harley sound
 
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