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Offline Summit670

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Re: Speed
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2013, 09:51:20 pm »
1987, speedo indicated 140 so probably 130.  This was back around 1991 on remote paved road.  Had all the gear on, good tires, tire pressure checked, shocks pumped up, damper on 4, and drove back and forth on road 3-4 times scouting for potential hazards before making a few runs.  No bags, stock shield I believe (or maybe my Targa) and I don't recall if I had the mirrors folded in.  Only time I've ever run it up that high.
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Re: Speed
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2013, 11:37:51 pm »
That's moving right along! Which windshield and did you have it all the way down?

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Re: Speed
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2013, 07:18:07 am »
145 in 5th on a remote back road with soybean fields all around, so no critter surprises, no driveways or cross roads. I backed off with throttle to spare because the road surface wasn't real nice and the front end was getting squirrely. I've done 120-130 a lot, winding out 3rd gear into 4th. Again, on remote back roads. Never on a highway or where there is traffic around.

On I95 in NC last Tuesday, I'm humming along around 85 and this sport bike buzzes me out of nowhere. He had to be doing 150. Gone in a flash. If I had decided to change lanes, even with a head check and signal, it would have been ugly. I wouldn't have seen him because he came up so fast. It was moderate traffic and he was zipping around everyone. Stupid.

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Re: Speed
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2013, 08:29:28 am »
Just heading down on a Friday night on US 501 to Myrtle Beach to visit mom.  This road is loaded with radar so I just eased up and eased back down.  Wasn't the fastest ever, but it's real.  1987 Concours, no special mods, 6th gear.
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Re: Speed
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013, 10:47:17 am »
Some what related to the OP question, but when people find out that I do track days...their first question is how fast have you gone??

While I may have 100+ something on the track, I enjoy the corners far more by a mile. In fact I'd be happy with no straight at all.

But bracking into a corner, hanging off the C14 getting max grip, max speed through it and then acceleration on the exit is my ultimate high.

As for high speed on the road..no comment.
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Re: Speed
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2013, 11:25:31 am »
While chasing a buddy that was on a BMW S1000RR (said chasing, not catching), I did hit the rev limiter in 5th gear while tucked behind the stock shield of my 2011 Black, with a 50 profile rear tire. That was before I had GPS, so can't document exact speed. I seem to recall the speedo in the 160-162 range, but wasn't really watching that closely. The road ahead seemed like it needed my attention moreso than the speedo. Based on later calculations after I got the GPS, I'd say I was in the 153-155 range. This was on a fairly long, straight, rural state highway in North Central Texas. (Plus, he was well ahead of me, although still in sight, running a radar detector.)

Never been over 135 since.   8)
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Re: Speed
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 04:15:31 pm »
I respectfully decline to answer this question under my constitutional rites.

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Re: Speed
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2013, 06:19:54 pm »
I respectfully decline to answer this question under my constitutional rites.
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Re: Speed
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2013, 09:07:52 pm »
09, MRA Vario Touring screen, 240 KPH ( 150 MPH ) on PA 144.
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Re: Speed
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2013, 12:56:58 pm »
I've been 2-up faster than i thought this bike would go.

And those not using GPS, FYI extreme speedometer error at "brisk" speeds. But the numbers sound real cool for bragging about straight line squidding the bike 
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Re: Speed
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2013, 02:06:36 pm »
160mph Bags on...no ECO...Did not turn off traction control.

Had more in her but got some wobble and shut down to a comfortable 110mph.

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Re: Speed
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2013, 02:54:57 pm »
160mph Bags on...no ECO...Did not turn off traction control.

Had more in her but got some wobble and shut down to a comfortable 110mph.

2011 c14

I believe this proves Steve's point about speedo error.  8)

I did a GPS 146 with the 55 profile rear tire, stock windshield down, and no side bags. I'm sure I could have got a little more out of my 2011, but shifted to sixth gear too soon. No more acceleration after that.  :o
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Offline RubiconMike

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Re: Speed
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2013, 05:10:46 pm »
Let's see, what's the top speed for a C10? That's how fast I've had it (long, flat, straight road in Florida, holding the throttle at WFO).

The C14? Only hit around 100 or so in short bursts. I live in the California mountains now, and there aren't as many long flat roads that aren't busy or heavily patrolled. What's the top speed on a C14 anyway?

Offline RubiconMike

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Re: Speed
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2013, 05:14:25 pm »
... wasn't really watching that closely. The road ahead seemed like it needed my attention moreso than the speedo...

Ha ha, reminds me of top speed runs on my old VFR 750. Crank the throttle wide open, then look about 1/8th mile down the road, 'cause you're gonna be there real quick!  ;D

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Re: Speed
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2013, 01:58:32 pm »
Ha ha, reminds me of top speed runs on my old VFR 750. Crank the throttle wide open, then look about 1/8th mile down the road, 'cause you're gonna be there real quick!  ;D

I really don't know how fast my bike will go as it only has three speeds:  1st, 2nd and "dearly beloved, we are gathered here to say goodby to  ____________" (fill in the name of rider).  etc. 
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