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Re: Speed
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2013, 11:16:58 pm »
2000 C10...128mph slight uphill...GPS...about an hour ago.
Mile long straight hill, came out of the corner going 60mph
in third, and let it fly.  Coulda gone faster, but I don't wind it
up too far.  5th gear, 9000rpm or so. 

Bought a 2008 from a forum member that i am going to pick up next week.

NOTNOTNOTNOTNOT going to find the top speed on the street.
2008 ZG14X...ZX14 throttle bodies, full AreaP exhaust, heated grips, Corbin, and more...
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Re: Speed
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2013, 12:11:07 am »
269 km/h (167 mph) on the GPS, 5th gear, bags on, stock bike ('08) except the Givi windscreen, which does brake her a little. It was in the new 3 lanes section of the A8 from Munich to Stuttgart. Bike has 50000 miles on it, almost broken in.

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)

The C14 will do 17.5 mph every 1000 rpm in 5th gear. I'm not sure at what rpms this engine cuts in the >'10 models, but mine cuts at (indicated) 10500 rpm. If you use real (98%) tire radius and gear ratios, that means that in 5th, in '08 and '09 models, she'd have to be doing 183 mph, which she simply can't.
So, if your bike cut at 155 mph in 5th, she was doing about 9000 rpm and the limiter was implanted :-X
German magazines keep quoting 246 km/h (154 mph) as top speed from >'10 on.
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Re: Speed
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2013, 08:53:54 am »
130-135 indicated in 5th on an undisclosed road course in mexico on a sunday after church while making donations to the childrens fund and saluting the highway patrol. On that same course I have hit 120 numerous times but every time I do it feel like a total moron. I pass one "Turn Marshall" at 120+ I'm going straight to the director of confined rooms and spaces.

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Re: Speed
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2013, 03:03:36 pm »
144 by speedo, it's been checked against gps at 100 and was accurate, sooo... Had bags, top box, 24.5" cBailey shield winter fairing extenders on. it was still accelerating and stable, but that was enough for me. BTW, it's an 04. Steve

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Re: Speed
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2013, 04:31:09 pm »
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??

Funny you mention this, I get this a lot as well when they learn I do track days in my car. Fastest I have ever gone at a trackday in my car was around 115-120, which is rocking when you're approaching turn one after the straight. However out in the wild I have allegedly reached more than 145. What people don't realize is tracks aren't always about top speed.

On the 2009 C-14, I reached somewhere around 120 in 4th or 5th quite a few times.
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Re: Speed
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2013, 08:23:46 pm »
I have seen 167 in 5th gear on the GPS (w/o bags) for a long stretch near Hemet, Ca.- stock '09 but equipped with the fastest color of course. I thought the Gen II windshield might snap at the mounts. The ram air intakes make a strange groaning/howling noise at around 150 and the CS-1 is making music. Lots of wind noise too. In 6th, the bike wants to go back to sleep again.