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post #1 of 35 Old 07-12-2015, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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Red face top speed driven on your bike?

how fast have you had your street model up to?

I've had mine to 100 mph per speedo.
I seen somewhere, it'll do 110 mph.
anyone here know for sure?

I've had my other bike to 160 mph per speedo.
after 120 the wind gets pretty intense.

ok, back down to earth now, I normally drive within 5 mph of the posted speed limit.
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75. I ride around the speed limit. No sense in going faster than needed. Just gives less time to react. Not to mention, a better chance of getting a ticket.
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75. I ride around the speed limit. No sense in going faster than needed. Just gives less time to react. Not to mention, a better chance of getting a ticket.
I agree. i have always seen what the top speed is on every bike I've owned,... once!

when i do it is very brief and on an open road with long visibility, no traffic and no cross roads.

i certainly don't ride like that all the time, that would be insane.

don't know about other states, but around here anything 30 mph over the speed limit is no tickets, they just take ya to jail.
you'll lose your license for a year and your insurance will skyrocket.
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I've had my bike up to 100 mph a couple of times but that was on the freeway here with a long straight away with no exits/entrances. In the sleepy little village I live in, the local marshal borrowed a speed check trailor and placed it on the street north of our main street (under construction). The speed limit is 25 mph here. I have driven by that speed detector/indicator and it keeps registering my speed 3-4 mph slower than what my speedometer is reading. Just a thought, Next time you come upon one of those speed indicator's, check your odometer and see if they match. Also, in my state, they just raised the speed limit from 65mph on the freeway to 70mph. Now I had to do 75 mph just to barely keep up with the traffic flow in the right lane. I prefer cruising at 60 with clean air and 6th gear on the two lane highways.
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75. I ride around the speed limit. No sense in going faster than needed. Just gives less time to react. Not to mention, a better chance of getting a ticket.
With that logic the extra 250ccs you paid for are a waste of money.

I've had my 500 up to 98 indicated, the local exit ramp radar clocks my speedo off by 2mph so with that I'd say I've had it right up to about 95 and I'm sure she didn't have much left. I'd be interested to see if anyone has tuned their 500 and gotten any worth while improvements.
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With that logic the extra 250ccs you paid for are a waste of money.
What about the fact that from 0-75 you will have more power? Top speed is certainly not the reason i bought the 750.
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I guess that's nice for stop light racing. :shrugs: I guess it's a difference in riding styles.

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Been told fuel pack 3 generates 50 hp on my 750 with that said my fat butt (6'2" 260 lbs) has had it up to 95 mph -didnt feel comfortable going faster but it had plenty of twist left on it!
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I guess that's nice for stop light racing. :shrugs: I guess it's a difference in riding styles.
More like getting out of a bad situation as quickly as possible, or passing on the highway.
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Been told fuel pack 3 generates 50 hp on my 750 with that said my fat butt (6'2" 260 lbs) has had it up to 95 mph -didnt feel comfortable going faster but it had plenty of twist left on it!
I've just tuned with the fuelpak3 and it definitely "fixed" the deceleration pop. honestly I haven't noticed a change in power BUT maybe a little more oomph on the highway at 60+ speeds.

I've only been to 85mph maybe 90. But that's fast enough for me!
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