I just topped out my bike at WOT this morning. 144mph (with -1 +2 gearing. I have a speedo healer too so the speedometer is accurate). I might be able to hit 150 going downhill if I fully tuck in. When there's a long uphill stretch is a good place to do it to avoid cops like Smitty said, but of course you're using more gas and you won't max out your speed if that's what you're going for. Also I have seen cops waiting just past the crest of hill, so I usually slow down at the top.
Anyway, I did it on an interstate highway (287 for anyone who lives in NJ). Plenty of long straights on highways. If I passed a cop at that speed I doubt they would even bother pulling out, I haven't but some of the guys I ride with have passed cops and they just keep going. If you're doing 150 when you pass a cop sitting on the side of the highway, you're going to be miles ahead of him by the time he pulls out and gets up to speed. Then he has to go fast enough to catch up to you. Just duck off on the second or third exit if you see him start to move as you pass him.
Last edited by Unas_the_Slayer; 05-15-2005 at 10:29 AM.