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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Did a speed run down California's Highway 58, it is a 2-lane road far away from anywhere. One section is almost 7 miles arrow straight. On that, got up to... the speed limit. Yup, that's all the faster I was going. Any rumors that my speedometer read 108 are vicious slanderous lies.

So, while you were doing the speed limit, what vicious lies did you hear from your speedometer? It's amazing how well the bike does the speed limit at WFOT.

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110 had more throttle, out of wack carbs, and no more ummmmmmm guts
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Clocked at 111mph...speedo read just a hair under 120 btw. That was of course in that metric measurement...I don't speed..

(did get my FJR up to 134 , and thats off the gps...)


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110 had more throttle, out of wack carbs, and no more ummmmmmm guts
carbs ok but ditto rest especially ummmmmm
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i passed a harley but bc i dont have a speedo i had to ask him how fast he was goin..... so if his speedo was correct i was goin 120+ believe me it was revvin really high lol

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I tapped 115 indicated on my 94. Have never been over 85 since. Much scarier than than the 150+ I did in my Impala once(she still had some left but the balancer sheared off the end of the crank flush with the timing cover).
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-18-2007, 04:56 AM
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A couple of weeks ago I was on the main highway from London down to Dover. In my mirror I could see a very large single headlight waaay in the distance - easily a mile away - in the UK bikers routinely ride with the headlight on. I was doing 90 and I could see it it was gaining steadily. I did 100 and it seemd to hold him off a little but he still gained. This went on for several miles and I got curious as to whether his bike was close to its top speed so I slowed back to 90 and let him catch up. By the time he was in striking distance we had come to a stretch where I had a clear road in the centre lane and he had a clear road in the outside and I could see he was getting reasdy to pass. I got the bike up to 115 but it did no good - he walked past me easily and to my chagrin I saw he had his girlfriend on the back - and she was loving it. I think there were still a couple of horsepowers left in the bag but it was a blustery day and with the upright riding position the wind was holding me back. I might have got up to 120 on the clock but the guy walked past so easily I gave it up. I think it was a Yamaha and he waved as he went by.
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I've gotten my speedo to lie to me upto just about 110 on the gauge, but the conditions of typical PA roads kept me from wanting to try to get it to lie much past that.

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My speedo's lied and said I was going 105. Had some power left but didn't feel like going sliding that day (A front end wobble started)...

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Haven't been over 90

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