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Stella 4T and 55 MPH roads?

 
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bigcanoe
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Stella 4T and 55 MPH roads? Reply with quote

Do you think the 4T will be able to run safely and comfortably at 55 on a two lane road?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That has more to do with the rider than the machine.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly… Don't know yet. My guess is that a stock 4T Stella may not be the best for that kind of road. Its specs say top speed is 60. The specs for the 2T state 60+, but that's about 55 or so in real world riding. If you need to maintain 55+ on hills, then no. Then again, a stock Buddy 150 may have trouble keeping that kind of speed on a hill.

I think we'll just have to wait for the reviews to come in.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why not i have ridden stock 50cc scoots on 55 mph roads

but we do ahve to wait and see how fast the 4 stroke realy is and a lot will depend upon the ridder

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jbougere
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhhh, jeez.... After taking my Buddy 125 down US-1, US 301 and a couple others, I would not feel comfortable doing that. I was fine on the flats and downhillls, but as soon as I started climbing, my speed would drop like Mr. T in Rocky III.

On roads marked at 55mph, cars are pushing 65-70 easily most of the time. If you decelerate to 50, you're now going up to 20 mph less than traffic. Scarytown for real if the road is curvy.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes.
I have done it for the last week or so and it is not a problem.

The bike will get more "legs" once it gets broken in past a few hundred miles but so far it will keep up on 55 no problem.
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