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Offline Arata

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hit 150 indicated today
« on: August 14, 2011, 04:39:21 pm »
how close is the speedo?

On a looooong stretch of Colorado 114

Then I railed up and down the canyon section a few times, draggin boots and pegs.

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Offline Barry

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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 03:34:22 pm »
IIRC, mine is about 8% optimistic.  It is definitely between 5-10% optimistic, but IIRC 7.5-8% is where mine fell.

I can tell you at an indicated 130mph, the giant SHAD top case creates turbulence.  Figured that out realing in a punk on a sportbike that thought he was doing something.  Gave him about 350 yards, then closed on him.  Believe he was like "WTF did that bike with luggage just do"???
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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 03:57:49 pm »
Get a GPS and try it again...... :thumbs:
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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 04:31:28 pm »
IIRC, mine is about 8% optimistic.  It is definitely between 5-10% optimistic, but IIRC 7.5-8% is where mine fell.

Ditto.  Last week had 140 indicated, GPS 131.  So, I removed the GPS and now I say I did 140.....

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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 04:52:00 pm »
I was just on 114 a week ago. One of many nice roads in CO.

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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011, 05:27:54 pm »
Ditto.  Last week had 140 indicated, GPS 131. So, I removed the GPS and now I say I did 140.....
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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 12:56:51 pm »
Another try later in the week saw 165 indicated with saddlebags on.
 
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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 04:11:19 pm »
For a minute I thought you were posting about the temperature.  :o

My guess about the speedo accuracy is 5%. At an indicated 75 mph I am doing 70 mph on my gps that's an over estimate of 7%. Extrapolate that to 165 mph and you were probably doing 153 mph.
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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 01:04:18 pm »
Oh my, 150 in a straight line, you guys go fast
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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2012, 06:09:23 am »
Recently I know someone who tucked in and had a little fun.  He said it looked like his speedo was close to pegged and we checked his GPS... maybe close :)
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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2012, 12:16:12 pm »
Nice!

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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2012, 06:23:05 pm »
I dunno.  145 mph on my speedo was 131 on my gps.

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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2012, 07:01:56 pm »
I dunno.  145 mph on my speedo was 131 on my gps.

oops, you're bringing folks back to reality   :D
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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2012, 06:59:47 am »
Darwin is quicker.

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Re: hit 150 indicated today
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2012, 10:15:03 am »
Steve, you are an ass.

Quit berating folks who don't have your "awesome riding at top speed around corners ability!"

The C14 is a huge bitch that takes a bit of pavement to wind out.

Except in Florida I suppose....
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