Back in '77 while down in 4th gear on a little Honda CB400F & testing it at 11 grand for traction (changed rear shocks, tyres & lot of work on f/forks) with intent to do a heat test just a short distance ahead on a view point. So doing around 60mph.
Had not realized this part was down to 50mph & RCMP took after me claiming I went through radar at 71mph & then up to 120mph only in seeing them opened out to "approximently 140mph & when stopped admitted to doint 135mph".
Said bike could only do 85mph in full chat with me seated in slight lean forward position (due to flat bars & rear sets) & heavey gear I was wearing for cold weather. We tested it at a road racing circuit with 115lb rider with racing leather & flat out on the bike where he reached 90mph.
Guns were drawen, I was clubbed in back of the neck, & the drive/senior officer claimed if I had taken one more second to do as he was demanding he would have shot me------I was dressed to warmly to stand around for speeding ticket conference, so trying to loosen up my gear & above all I could not answer them through my full face helmet I was trying to remove.
I received 6 month suspension of DL & most they got was a small wrap on the wrists for use of h/guns.
Oh yes I forgot to mention a friend went by dialed in his scanner & picked up conversation with HQ bitching that this was the 3rd engine he had blown in '77 & that explains why they were so slow in coming up behind me-----I thought it strange at the time & had pulled from white shoulder line, I was using to check on traction, to the gravel shoulder of the road & waving them to go on past me!!!!!