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post #1 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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I went on a discussion with a friend who told me that its impossible that the vn750 passes the 120mph barrier, because his mean streak doesn´t. I can swear I did 125/127mph on the 750, and I´m almost certain that the meanie can do even better.
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post #2 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 11:51 AM
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I've never ridden by bike beyond the speed limit. Did discover a software problem with my GPS though, it said 114 when I was going the speed limit. Hmmm.

120, if possible, is at the far end of our bike's capability. Want to go that fast? Get a sportsbike. 120 on a CBR 600 is 2nd or 3rd gear. And TAKE IT TO THE TRACK.

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Why does he think it is "impossible" to cross 120?



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I got a cbr600f later and an FJR1300 now. but Once I felt what 150mph was like, I think different now. 120mph is dangerously quick in any bike, or superbike for that matter.
the thing is how impressive the little vn750 is.
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Mines been up to a buck 25 with a tiny bit left. That was about a year ago when she was super clean...I mean sparkling.
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I went passed the 120mph mark a few times, My last one was 114mph on my GPS !
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I've never ridden by bike beyond the speed limit. Did discover a software problem with my GPS though, it said 114 when I was going the speed limit. Hmmm.

120, if possible, is at the far end of our bike's capability. Want to go that fast? Get a sportsbike. 120 on a CBR 600 is 2nd or 3rd gear. And TAKE IT TO THE TRACK.
wasn't it set to KMH ( kilometer per hours )??

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One thing you need to be aware of....
On the Vulcan (and many vehicles for that matter) the speedo is set to show faster than you are actually going.
Reports here say the Vulcan's speedo is about 10% off. So if you're showing 120mph, you most likely are at 108mph (12mph difference).
This can be compensated for by switching to the larger front tire.

This is one con to having a shaft drive. As you can't just change out the sprocket or drive gear to increase top speed

Fastest I've had mine was about 115mph, indicated. So about 104mph, actual.

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Did discover a software problem with my GPS though, it said 114 when I was going the speed limit. Hmmm.
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wasn't it set to KMH ( kilometer per hours )??
That'd be about 70mph if it was.


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I've never ridden by bike beyond the speed limit. Did discover a software problem with my GPS though, it said 114 when I was going the speed limit. Hmmm.

120, if possible, is at the far end of our bike's capability. Want to go that fast? Get a sportsbike. 120 on a CBR 600 is 2nd or 3rd gear. And TAKE IT TO THE TRACK.
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wasn't it set to KMH ( kilometer per hours )??
I think he was joking about the GPS. Let's be honest, who has never been above the speed limit?
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post #10 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 01:10 PM
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I guess I'm either a wuss or an old fart, but why do you need to go that fast?
I'm personally not in that big a hurry and have nothing to prove.

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