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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Speed Limits...Do you "obey" them?

Hey:

been enjoying my 750...Holy cow, what a fun bike. Still breaking it in, but a joy nonetheless.

But it has brought up a question. While riding my RoadKing, I usually kept the bike at about 5mph over posted limits (except in school zones/parks...the cops are nuts for giving you a ticket here in Spokane WA, in those zones.)

BUT...the GSXR just don't want to stay at 5 over, it much prefers, maybe 10 over. The handling is so much more accurate and precise, esp. with cornering than my HD.

So, I am curious, how do you guys ride?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 01:02 PM
 
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Depends on the road. I usually don't speed too much over in residential areas...definitely speed on the highway, 75-85mph.
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Re: Speed Limits...Do you "obey" them?

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Hey:

been enjoying my 750...Holy cow, what a fun bike. Still breaking it in, but a joy nonetheless.

But it has brought up a question. While riding my RoadKing, I usually kept the bike at about 5mph over posted limits (except in school zones/parks...the cops are nuts for giving you a ticket here in Spokane WA, in those zones.)

BUT...the GSXR just don't want to stay at 5 over, it much prefers, maybe 10 over. The handling is so much more accurate and precise, esp. with cornering than my HD.

So, I am curious, how do you guys ride?
I ride fast, but I allways remember that there is a time and place for everything. I have maxxed out my bike prolly dozens of times on the highway, but there was little or no traffic. Definately obey the speed limit in residential areas and schoolzones. It is one thing to get a ticket, but imagine running over an innocent kid playing in the road. Speeding in residential area is not cool. Enjoy the bike though.
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 02:03 PM
 
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I speed bigtime on the highways and on the back roads, but like everyone else has said - just be careful in residential and school areas. Enjoy your 750.
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 02:26 PM
 
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Hi All-

My preference is to obey the posted speed limit around town and in residential areas. On the open interstates I tend to run about 10 m.p.h. faster than surrounding traffic because I feel it is much safer to be approaching potential problems rather than have them sneak up to me from behind because I'm going a little too slow.

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Nope!

A few ccs short of a full litre.
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We don't need no stinkin' limits!

In-town/residential: 5 mph over

Interstate: 10 over

Canyon and mountain roads: Whatever feels good.
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okay Ill be the first I guess....


Residential areas (25mph and in city) at the speed limit.

All other roads... whatever feels good. Could be speed limit, could be double... maybe more.
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 05:38 PM
 
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Only "major" speeding is done on the interstates . They'll run your azz over if U don't speed at least a little !
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 05:38 PM
 
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I always try to stay close to the posted limit in town, but on the highway we usually run around 80.

In the twisties..............your geuss is as good as mine. I never look at the speedo when carving corners.
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