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Now I`m not bragging but I went for a run to Gold River yesterday and on one of the long straights with no traffic I thought I would do top speed run.Got tucked down and at 10,500 rpm(redline is 11,000) got to 260kmh(158mph).Only later did I realize I was in 5th,still had another gear.Was still exillarating though.

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260 eh?? a little to fast for my blood, I went 200 once and I had a little left but didn't want to find out ... ya know what I mean ??

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well with stock gearing i hit an indicated 175mph on y2k zx6r... in reality that was probably closer to 150mph in actual speed given the speedo error...

i was in 6th gear and bout 500-750 rpm's left b4 redline...



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I hit 160 on the speedo(actual?)and even tucked behind the bubble it felt like my helmet was going to be ripped off my head.The turbulence started to blur my vision so I backed off.We have a lot of open highway with no traffic out here.....there is a time and a place for everything!

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Fun, isn't it???I've been to 165mph (on the speedo) MANY times..And yes!!The wind moves your head all over the place...Bike stays nice and smooth, but the turbulence around my helmet is unreal..Have fun and be safe!!!!
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I've hit 161, ever give or take 1 mph, at 13,000 rpms. That's all that she would give me. I've done it twice now, and still same result.

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when i do a top speed run i always tuck in real tight, with my helmet all the way under the windscreen... like right on top of the dash, wit my visor touching the windscreen...

that helps reduce the wind blasts on my lid..



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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GSXR750:
Got mine up to 58 mph the other day. Talk about goose bumps!

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You're a MAD MAN :D

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www.joe4speed.com
check out the videos, need to add more, if you have some cool pics or vids send em!! :D
Also go to the links page and check out Need for Speed... that is a cool site all in it's own!
Joe

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1988 Mustang GT ;)

[This message has been edited by JL1314 (edited August 09, 2000).]
 

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My wife thinks I've only been up to 80. Ha, ha, ha! ;)

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If your helmet is getting sucked off your head at top end you probably would be wise to get a properly fitted helmet. My old 1991 Bell helmet was not a perfect fit and it would begin to "hover" at around 130, getting worse as speed increased.

In comparison, my new AGV Helmet fits perfectly (very snug yet comfortable) and ive been up to 150mph on speedo and it didnt budge.

(i had a little left in the bike, maybe 160, but didnt see the point in going any faster than 150)



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Auger: Isn't it nice we all have our own "top-secret" test areas!!! I had my bike up to 127mph in 5th gear @11,000(12,000redline),before traffic,(darn!) forced and end to my fun!! It will be interesting to see what 6th gear will do,hopefully no one will show up!!

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I hate to play the role of crotchety old man, but here goes. I too have taken my bike to top speed on a public road (speedo showed a very optimistic 175). The difference is I did it ONCE. If you find it thrilling to continually take your bike to these speeds, there is a key element missing from your riding experience- CURVES. Please do yourself and the rest of us a big favor, and get to a damn racetrack before you get splattered or convince the general public to legislate us out of existance. If by the time you've gone through your first set of knee pucks you still long for straight and fast, go drag racing.
I feel much better now, flame on!

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Hey guys, sounds like were all making sure those magazines arent all BS. Now it sure is a blast to hit max speed and sure the bikes are made to run like this. But... When bikes are riden to the max on the track keep in mind that the motors get stripped and prepped for the next race. I used to do top speed with my '95F3 every week. 260km/h on the speedo. But as soon as I hit 12-13000 kms the bike became a pure dog. valve maintenance time twice as soon as called for in the manual. Really sucks to here that chiming noise out of a pretty new bike.
P.S curves are way more fun than top speed
anyway.


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u shouldn't have bought a yammy!!!

hahaha... 4real, just cuz i take my bike to the top doesn't mean i don't hit the corners HARD...

out here in TX we gots plenty of both; long straights and tight twisties...

as a matter of fact, just last weekend out in the county wit some friends, we hit a 10 miles section of road that was 4 lanes wide and back-to-back long high speed sweepers..

i had the bike cranked over and pegged in 5th gear at 165mph (yes, my speedo is off) for nearly 10 minutes straight!

anybody in TX interested, try hwy 29 just west of burnett...


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tristan:
I too have taken my bike to top speed on a public road (speedo showed a very optimistic 175). The difference is I did it ONCE!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree with Tris on this one. I had my '00 F4 up to 165 the day after I had the forks redone and I had installed my jet kit and pipe. Lemme tell ya': there aren't too many sounds more beautiful than that of a Japanese mill runnin' at 165mph (indicated) @10,500rpm. The bike was still pullin' like a mad mofo too. I only did this once though, and while I'll admit it was a huge rush to fly by cars like they were in reverse, I would not do it again unless on a track or dragstrip.

Also, I recommend a jet kit to anyone with enough sense to know when and when not to utilize it's advantages. The rest of you need a 250 and some twisties to learn how to REALLY ride. Twisties are where the real fun lies...PERIOD!!!

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Let me clarify-I don`t do top speed runs everyday.In my 19 years of riding sportbikes,I`ve visited the upper reaches of the speedo four times and it is very exciting knowing that you`ve got the throttle pinned and in top gear.I also know that there is a time and a place for this and that it does not always work out in your favour.I will continue to go really fast but at my choosing.The race track does not interest me because I get all jittery when someone is directly behind me.Although if they let one bike on the track at a time( due to my chickensh*t attitude)and for 10 minutes each,I`d be interested.A race school is a possibility though.

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Take this with a grain of salt. All of you bought your bikes because of the speed that they can attain in such a short distance, unlike cars. You talk about how bad people are for doing the top speed thing, but each one of you who frowns upon others for doing it all ride big bikes. Obviously, speed had something to do with the purchase or you would have bought Katana's :rolleyes:, actually I meant to say smaller cc bikes. You do not need 750+ cc bigs to do curves. Am I right?
So don't frown on those for going WFO. You do not know what kind of roads and conditions are when they do this top-end thing. Here in west Texas, there are so many roads that can be run WFO for so long (over 20+ miles at a time), that it's very easy to have that perfect moment of ectasy. Yes, I have lots of tickets :eek: but none are for over 90 mph. I was very cocky, in the 80's, and I finally took control and went to the track to ride. I finished 15th in the nation, WERA 350cc, my first year. Anyway, what I am trying to say Top-speed is great when done moderately and not in rush hour. That's why I want a 2000 750 GSXR, for my next bike. :cool:

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