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post #11 of 23 Old 09-15-2014, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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It is criminal behavior and should be treated as such.

In Tennessee speeding is NOT a criminal offense,.... and since I was on a divided interstate with no traffic there was no one at risk but me. I'd love to go to a track and let the hammer down but Daytona is over 500 miles away. Just not practical. I'll do it again after my tune up and I'll keep you informed.

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In Utah, 100 is only 15 over.

In Texas it is already 100 MPH


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I've found that the faster I'm riding the less I'm enjoying the journey....... nothing is more boring to me than a long straight highway and I prefer the twisted roads whenever I can find them. I intentionally seek them out. My favorite road typically have a speed limit of 50 mph or less and the turns are tight enough so that breaking the speed limit is really a silly thing to do.
Not to say I've not gone over 100 mph on a motorcycle but the last time I did it was in the early 1970's. It was really quite boring to go that fast.

Riding the "slab" is relatively boring. I agree that the twisties are exciting, especially with a bike as confident in the corners as my Street Rod. I went 135 mph on a bike many, many years ago. I have no desire to do that kind of stuff any more. Maybe I am just getting old? Nah, can't be, cuz I never intend on growing up.
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I think that speeding without the skills to go that fast is reckless. Take the Autobahn for instance, does it make everyone reckless that drives over 100 mph? Speed is simply a guidance to keep one safe.
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BTW "Old Dawg" you need not explain your reasoning for fun
to anyone. Especially total strangers on this forum.
Hopefully you will consider a good exhaust improvement, and A/F tuner in the near future, and if money allows, some ported heads.
That bad boy will really crank then. HAVE FUN!!

Thanks for the tips on improving the speed but I think she is fast enough already. 110 is extremely exhilarating on that motorcycle to me. I know a guy that has a Hyabusa and 180 is nothing for him to do. He has offered to let me ride it but I don't really think I want to go THAT fast on two wheels. That Thruxton I rode a few months back was to much bike for me and I could tell that it was a disaster in the making.
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To speed or not speed, is the question. Well it's not strictly Shakespeare, but what the ****?
Do your thing guys and leave each other alone to enjoy the ride. It's still a Harley and riding Harley's is what we all love..... The common thread here, I am sure.
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Hey OlDawg I am curious, have you done any performance upgrades prior to obtaining those speeds?

I ask because the few times I have "opened-her-up" went as followed:

~400miles ridden collectively: Reached a topspeed of 100mph briefly before the engine clearly sounded like it was at max RPMs

~1600miles ridden collectively (and about 800 miles after getting the SE muffler, airfilter, and download) : Straight up hit the max on the speedometer display of 110MPH on the speedometer and the engine DID NOT sound like it was at max RPMS.

I ask because I am curious how much the difference in top speed was affected by the "break-in" period versus the performance parts?
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I think that speeding without the skills to go that fast is reckless. Take the Autobahn for instance, does it make everyone reckless that drives over 100 mph? Speed is simply a guidance to keep one safe.


Americans would be shocked by the traffic laws applicable on the Autobahn. For example if a car passes you on the right-hand side, regardless of reason, you can and probably will be cited for obstructing traffic and the fine is huge. Get caught drinking a cup of coffee (or basically any other act other than driving) and you'll you pay a fine of perhaps 1,000 Euros and probably lose your license. They don't put up with the kind of lax driving/riding habits that Americans are used to. Their laws demand that you actually pay attention to what you're doing - DRIVING.




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Americans would be shocked by the traffic laws applicable on the Autobahn. For example if a car passes you on the right-hand side, regardless of reason, you can and probably will be cited for obstructing traffic and the fine is huge. Get caught drinking a cup of coffee (or basically any other act other than driving) and you'll you pay a fine of perhaps 1,000 Euros and probably lose your license. They don't put up with the kind of lax driving/riding habits that Americans are used to. Their laws demand that you actually pay attention to what you're doing - DRIVING.
Police is lax in the US? Well, wait till you come see this part of the world....it's probably akin to the famed 'The Wild West' of the years gone by in your country...LOL.
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