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post #1 of 157 (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up What's your top speed?

I know at least 90% of you have done it, so... How fast does your bike go on that looooong strightaway when the wind is just right and the 4 carbs are mixing perfectly (or 2, or injection) blah blah blah..
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post #2 of 157 (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 03:22 AM
 
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I would NEVER think about abusing the speed limit anywhere.
Any police about ? No, o.k. then, 157 on the clock. But don't tell my wife !
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post #3 of 157 (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 03:41 AM
 
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I'm with Smeg, hope my wife doesn't see this...

Speedo around 165...
By the book speed at redline with stock gearing is:
4th @ 11,000 = 148
5th @ 11,000 = 167

I redlined 4th and was almost 10,000 in 5th. I just I was going maybe 155. Damn country straights are not quite long enough!
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post #4 of 157 (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Damn country straights are not quite long enough!
Definitely!! Thanks for the info.
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post #5 of 157 (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 04:00 AM
 
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Approximately 180mph on the speedo. I'm pretty sure the speedo error is up near about 8%, so I'd say guess 165 or so*. It was on a beautiful day, about 80 degrees F and the bike was running really smoothly. It was on a four-lane divided highway going through north-western Virginia. (Rt. 50 coming back from Summit Point for those familiar with the area) I held it at that speed for about five minutes. I passed some Harley riders at that speed who saw me coming and gave me a thumbs-up as I passed. They were cruising pretty fast too (90-100) so I had just enough time to give them a return thumbs-up as I went by.

It was on one of those days when everyone who owns a bike is out riding and getting throttle-happy. I suspect that's why the Harley guys were so friendly.

Chris

*My gearing at the time was minus one tooth on the front sprocket. Normally you'd think that this would lower top speed, but it does the opposite on a VTR. The stock gearing can't make top theoretical speed because the engine can't pull redline in top gear due to lack of power (torque?) and air resistance. With slightly lower gearing, it has enough oomph to get the last few hundred RPM and last few MPH.
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post #6 of 157 (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 04:45 AM
 
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A quick blast to an indicated 165.....not topped out, but I was
doing it somewhere I should not have been....
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post #7 of 157 (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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My buddy's ZX9 does about 285-290 (177-180mph), I think you can squeeze some more speed out of her. (good going - that quick blast probably lasted JUST long enough!)
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post #8 of 157 (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 04:58 AM
 
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95 ZX6R 153MPH indicated, 13,900 rpms, just like the book says.

86 KLR600 103MPH, TALK ABOUT SPEED WOBBLES.

92 DR350 89MPH, maybe 90 if I scooted up real hard.
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post #9 of 157 (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 05:08 AM
 
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Cool Top Speed.....

Right after I got my NOS installed I was messin around on the highway, and hit it in 4th to 5th up to 165 on the speedo.....she was still pulling hard but too much traffic and I thought I had blew by a cop.
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post #10 of 157 (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 05:09 AM
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I finally got around to doing a high-speed run on my 929 for the first time this past Sunday. Recalling the excellent advice posted on SBW in another thread, I ran the distance to ensure everything was safe and clear. No traffic, excellent visibility, good weather with no wind, good road conditions, no intersecting roads, flat farm land on either side for a good 10 miles. Time to go! I backed off when I got to 63mph. What a rush!!!
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