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Hey guys,

I finally got my CL350 running what I consider well. It pulls nice and hard from around 6k to 9k.

but only in gears 1 - 4. 5th gear just loses some steam. I can get around 7k, but i just can't get much more.

I am thinking i'm running out of fuel to supply at this point though.. from about 60% on i don't notice much RPM change.

Now, i very well could just be at the point where the engine just won't make any more power ( due to my weight, and it's size)

For specs i don't remember what jets i'm running, but they're over size from stock, stock exhaust, UNI filters, and ~155 psi on each side of the engine (-/+ 1 psi). Dyna coils and Those new iridium plugs, and high octane fuel (97 i think?).

Anyway just curious.
 

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Jason... I vaguely remember the CB 350 as having a top speed of about 92MPH with a 165 lb. rider.... The CL's pipes restrict the top end a bit more to the 85/87 range..... Factor in your size and weight........ Personally, I'm happy if I can go 70 MPH without "buzzing" too much.......
 

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rider weight, and gearing, if you're much under 2. as a final drive ratio it's pretty easy to run out of steam with a small motor in the upper gears
 

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Well,

This is good news then, means there's nothing really wrong with it.

Topping out an engine isn't something I've done often, so I'm never really sure what exactly would happen.

I'm about 6' 2" 200 lbs, so... I'd say hitting 80 today was a good pull for the old girl.

Not something that i do often, just getting ready for a big weekend trip to ride with my dad, so i wanted to give it though the paces before i truck it all the way up there.
 

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If you changed it to the gearing used on the CBs, I believe you get better top speed, but you lose acceleration. Something like that. I'm hoping someone knowledgeable will word that better.
 

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JeyLux said:
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I'm about 6' 2" 200 lbs, so... I'd say hitting 80 today was a good pull for the old girl.
That's doing ok for a 350 with marginal (I didn't say bad, quite) compression.
Be happy and ride........
 

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Another peg or two on the drive cog may give you a little more speed and a more comfortable cruising speed with less buzz. By the time you're going eighty, you're on the motor's torque/power curve downslope. If you can't find larger replacement sprockets, ask - I have notes somewhere that tell me what sprockets designated for other motorcycles will fit yours. They're cheap (probably $17 or so) and easy to change.
 
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