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TimP
09-19-2005, 20:38
WOW WOW WOW WOW

That was a rush. I rode the 600R to work today, and then to guitar lessons after work. I was coming home around 9pm, and ther was nobody on the road, I mean nobody! This particular stretch of interstate was a 70mph zone, straight, 2 lanes each way, lighted, and went down into a valley. I thought "lets go for it!" Downshifted went up to 100 for a little bit, then hit it and went to 120. OMG what a rush. I was suprised at how fast fast that 600 got up to 120mph. Didnt feel like it was straining too hard at all. Up next, a new exhaust system, and a power commander.

Do you guys remember the first time you went over 100 on your bikes?

whogasak47
09-19-2005, 20:50
1971 Kawasaki 500 mach 111 . Crap brakes(drums) unstable frame, garbage tires. Man that was fun . I insist on doing it on a regular basis ever since . Good Luck and Ride safe.

TheBelly
09-19-2005, 21:34
1992 Suzuki GSX 600 F Katana. It was scary. I think mostly because it was on a public highway.

NOW I try to go over 100 mph at least once a week, but now I reserve it for the tracks.

BrianM_G21
09-19-2005, 21:47
1983 Honda CB1100f.. first night I'd Ever been on a bike, fresh from 2~3 hours in a couple different bars, no gear, 15 miles of 2-lane backroad in Montana... scared ****less. I did it nearly daily for most of that first summer. Not sure why I'm still alive (or how I managed to not crash into oblivion).

I haven't been over 90mph on the street in close to a decade now though. I found better places (namely, the racetrack).

partspin
09-20-2005, 06:02
ton-up... :cool:

BikerRN
09-20-2005, 08:32
I will admit to going over 100 MPH on a few occaisions, but doing do at night is just plain STUPID!

There is no way you would be able to stop if something was in the road, and I doubt you'd have time to avoid an obstacle. You were overriding your headlights, unless you had a searchlight for a headlight.

Going over 100 MPH can be exciting for a Newbie, but the real challenge is taking the twisties and keeping it smooth.

TimP
09-20-2005, 09:26
I don't feel it was stupid. The road had plenty of lights on it.

fnfalman
09-20-2005, 10:48
There's a well-lit section of the freeway near my joint that is usually empty of traffic in the middle of the night where I would "open'er up" a bit. I've gone flat out on the Rockster (speedo bouncing off 130-MPH and I think those things are clocked at around 120+MPH), but I haven't gone past an indicated 140-MPH on the Tuono (probably around 120-130 MPH for real). The Tuono isn't as stable as the Rockster, so I got a bit nervous and backed down.

Those rice burner 600-cc crotch rockets will do 150-MPH easily and then some.

Doing high speed run is thrilling with the adrenaline rush. As long as you don't do it in traffic and will only kill yourself and nobody else, it's cool by me.

TimP
09-20-2005, 11:05
Yeah I was wondering how fast it woudl top out at, even though I will never have the stones to do it.

I figure the bike could do at least 140mph with no problems.

fnfalman
09-20-2005, 14:39
The Japanese 600 supersports usually top out at around 150-165 MPH. The liter bikes topping out around 170-something. The hyper sport tourers (Hayabusa ZX12, K1200S, etc.) top out high 170s to mid 180s. The Japanese voluntarily restricted the top speeds of these things to 185 MPH - the Hayabusa when first came out was cracking 200 MPH and caused so much furors from the nancy boys that the Japanese makers had to put in limiters. I'm not sure if the BMW K-bikes have limiters or not, but I'm not surprised if they are governed.

White Buffalo
09-20-2005, 15:02
Originally posted by fnfalman
The Japanese 600 supersports usually top out at around 150-165 MPH. The liter bikes topping out around 170-something. The hyper sport tourers (Hayabusa ZX12, K1200S, etc.) top out high 170s to mid 180s. The Japanese voluntarily restricted the top speeds of these things to 185 MPH - the Hayabusa when first came out was cracking 200 MPH and caused so much furors from the nancy boys that the Japanese makers had to put in limiters. I'm not sure if the BMW K-bikes have limiters or not, but I'm not surprised if they are governed. I've personally clocked one of my riding brothers at 189 on his almost stock R1 on a flat stretch. He said he still had a little left in it too but the draft caught his left leg and pulled him hard. I know he's taking his engine apart to do a bit more to it. He's hoping to try and reach 205. YMMV though.

gixxer11
09-20-2005, 16:36
I've seen 190ish on several occations on several bikes. My friends turbo GSXR750 went 202mph (GPS), and another friend went 210mph (GPS) on a turbo 1216cc GSXR, out in the middle of nowhere, of couse. Bonneville is the place for that stuff, but that's a long haul from here. I'd be happy with 200mph, just once, on mine. We'll see.

NMGlocker
09-20-2005, 16:47
145 back in the day (early '90s)on a 900 Ninja.
125 today on my ZX10R (but I'm still breaking it in easy).
I love living in the middle of nowhere, smooth, arrow straight, 4 lane divided that goes for 70 miles with no interuptions and extremely light traffic.

HKMark23
09-20-2005, 18:02
Im always amused by people who claim this or that speed on this or that bike, yet these numbers are faster than the records set by teams of highly experianced people with huge budgets.

Must be something mystical about slapping some stickers, pipes and a GPS to a street bike that makes it go so fast.

Jtemple
09-20-2005, 18:10
I haven't managed to get over 71 on my SV650 yet. ;f

White Buffalo
09-20-2005, 18:13
Originally posted by HKMark23
Im always amused by people who claim this or that speed on this or that bike, yet these numbers are faster than the records set by teams of highly experianced people with huge budgets.

Must be something mystical about slapping some stickers, pipes and a GPS to a street bike that makes it go so fast. You calling me a liar?

biggl35
09-20-2005, 18:24
I've been 200mph on two wheels, I'm also a pretty big guy, thank god for sertco big blocks, J&E pistons, Nitrous Express. P.S. Idid this back in the mid 90's on a 91 GSXR 1100.

gixxer11
09-20-2005, 18:49
Stickers? Slapped a pipe on it? HK, you've gotta be kidding. I/ WE BUILT these bikes. I worked for VANCE AND HINES DRAG RACING TEAM and know the guys personally. I live in Indianapolis and would LOVE to show you. Let me ask you, have you ever built a bike that will spin the tire/lift the front wheel @ 90mph on the throttle? How 'bout riding a bike with 300+ (some of them 400+) hp @ the wheel for a test ride after "slapping" $15K at the motor? Trust me, the bikes I'm talking about will go as fast as you could ever want. Here's a picture of an '02 600 Gixxer with the engine mounts modified (rewelded) and a 1025cc '03 1000 motor in it. The engine alone had $6K thrown at it (not including nitrous). It's for a customer of mine, I'm not into chrome, but he's paying...... One of the most violent street bikes I've ridden.

gixxer11
09-20-2005, 18:53
Originally posted by biggl35
I've been 200mph on two wheels, I'm also a pretty big guy, thank god for sertco big blocks, J&E pistons, Nitrous Express. P.S. Idid this back in the mid 90's on a 91 GSXR 1100.

'91 Gsxr 1100!!!! I'm building one right now. 85mm JE pistons, big block, $4K cylinder head, all stuffed into a '91 750 frame w/ "4 over arm. I'll get some pictures of that when my brother takes some with his camera.

Here's some more FAST bikes I've built:

gixxer11
09-20-2005, 18:58
1216cc '91 1100 ('till she blew up @ 170mph +)

biggl35
09-20-2005, 19:00
I can't believe it, your going a little old school compared to Busa crowd. Who's doin the head?

gixxer11
09-20-2005, 19:00
V&H racing dyno (pro stock Suzi motor, 300+ hp)

gixxer11
09-20-2005, 19:05
Do you have one of these in your garage? It cuts valve seats and then some! And guess what, it works!

gixxer11
09-20-2005, 19:10
Originally posted by biggl35
I can't believe it, your going a little old school compared to Busa crowd. Who's doin the head?


My friend Luciano Santiago @ Vance and Hines. The same guy who does Andrew's heads. I've seen them all, he's the best. He did some RC211V heads for HRC (the moto gp bikes) too. His list of winning cylinder heads could fill an encyclopedia!

whogasak47
09-20-2005, 19:10
NEW for 06 1400 cc Bad Boy. I Think now the question will be have you gone 3 miles a minute? He said it is the most unique Bike he has ever seen. Man canot wait to test ride it . Good luck and Ride Safe. Also Kaw is introducing a 650 vertical twin to take down the sv650(yea rite.) Connie is Blue this year.

biggl35
09-20-2005, 19:13
There's more to a head than just big valves. Mine had stock valves, with the old style rockers and flowed 120cfm. It also ran on pump gas (shell su2000). Made 192hp at the rear wheel, 258hp on the bottle.

gixxer11
09-20-2005, 19:22
The head I had on the 1216 did 138cfm, big valve. Luciano said it was, and I quote "okay". He's being modest for sure. I talked to him last Friday when I gave him my head gasket so he could reshape the combustion chambers.

HKMark23
09-20-2005, 19:29
Ohhhh goody goody, I seemed to have tweeked a sweet spot.....

biggl35
09-20-2005, 19:31
Sounds like you have a great connection with a great group of guys over there. Ironically the guy that did my head work lives less than 2mins. from V&H shop in Brownsburg. I quit with the street racing scene back in 1999. But I still kinda keep track of all the players. And some of my closest friends have shops in Gasoline Alley. I also use to work for Flatout when they first got started, I did most if not all the electrical work, nitrous, air shifters, progressive boxes.

gixxer11
09-20-2005, 19:42
Small world. I probably know who you are, or have heard of you. I quit ridding on the street, 'cause all I do is get into trouble. I don't race, yet. Too many other priorities (kid, house, job, school). Hopefully next summer I'll have everything sorted out. I worked @ Dreyer's as a mechanic for 5yrs too. Dink is another good guy, and a great boss (it just takes some time!). I really miss working @ V&H. They are good guys! I was going through the worst time of my life (outside of the job) working there. You should PM me, I've got some great places to shoot! See ya around.

Bullwinkle J Moose
09-21-2005, 16:26
Done it on my GL1800 once on an empty, straight as an arrow, elevated 2 lane road through the Great Pee Dee Swamp, but I didn't like it. I couldn't hear my stereo. At any rate, I know it'll do it with throttle to spare.

hank327
09-24-2005, 00:15
I've had my 2001 Kawasaki ZRX-1200R up to 165 mph indicated on an empty West Texas road. That should work out to be about an actual speed of about 149 mph as my Rex's speedo reads about 10% higher than the actual speed.

TreeTrooper
09-25-2005, 09:33
Had a kid on a ZX6RR come through the radar at 145 a couple weeks ago while myself and another unit were BSing on night-turn. This area is polluted with deer, there are normally a few lying beside the road a almost any time. Junior stopped at a 7-11 for gas about a mile down the road, got a talking-to, and a ticket for 5 over. Officer that issued the ticket has an R1, and gets the urge himself from time to time...

Clydeglide
09-25-2005, 10:03
Ahhh, 100mph. Only seconds away on a Busa, even from a standing start. And it requires only about 1/8 mi.

I rarely ride without going into triple digits at least once. ;f

:cool:

TreeTrooper
09-25-2005, 11:27
Originally posted by Clydeglide
Ahhh, 100mph. Only seconds away on a Busa, even from a standing start. And it requires only about 1/8 mi.

I rarely ride without going into triple digits at least once. ;f

:cool:

You are almost obligated to do that on a Hayabusa :).

phxtravis
09-26-2005, 21:36
1st time I went above 100(120+) on my FZ6, I was on a highway that I hadnt been on for a long time and I forgot that there was a stoplight about 2 miles outside of town(heading into town). I let off the gas, cause I didnt want to go any faster anyway and then I saw the light ;P, which happened to be red. Grabbed the brakes, locked up the rear, and then realized that I wasnt going to stop in time. Luckily all the cars were paying attention.

BTW, all modern production bikes come from the factory with there speedometer reading fast. Which causes people to claim slightly higher speeds that claimed "top speed."

Anvil
09-27-2005, 21:14
I was going about 50 one day and saw something metal in the road and it was almost to late for me to react. I went back and checked it out... it was a MEAT HOOK and that was at 5pm. Imagine if it had been dark and I had hit that at 100 mph. Riding fast may be fun but it's also stupid. ..


Be the one HEARING horror stories, not the one telling them.

Jtemple
09-28-2005, 10:09
Originally posted by phxtravis
BTW, all modern production bikes come from the factory with there speedometer reading fast. Which causes people to claim slightly higher speeds that claimed "top speed." I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that I can cruise along doing 60 in a 55, getting passed by people like crazy. It seems like when I do the same thing in my car, I don't have that problem.

fnfalman
09-28-2005, 10:12
Car and motorcycle speedos are notoriously inaccurate. They easily vary up to 15% as the speed climbs. There are aftermarket speedometers that are calibrated but they also cost like $300+ plus installation.

TimP
09-28-2005, 11:19
Originally posted by Anvil
[B] Riding fast may be fun but it's also stupid. ..




So were you not looking far enough ahead to see what was in the road in front of you?

RugerFan58
09-28-2005, 18:09
Originally posted by Anvil
I was going about 50 one day and saw something metal in the road and it was almost to late for me to react. I went back and checked it out... it was a MEAT HOOK and that was at 5pm. Imagine if it had been dark and I had hit that at 100 mph. Riding fast may be fun but it's also stupid. ..


Be the one HEARING horror stories, not the one telling them. Years ago I almost hit a bed spring that was lying in the middle of the road. I was doing well over 100 and it was dark. Still makes me think about how lucky I was. Never again.;c

Clydeglide
09-28-2005, 19:57
Originally posted by RugerFan58
I was doing well over 100 and it was dark.

I only ride after dark out of necessity. I'm not afraid of the dark. I just think that anyone on the road after about 7-8PM has had a drink or two.......and I won't be their victim.

Thanks for sharing.

:cool:

shark_za
09-29-2005, 02:08
You guys talking about 100mph = 160kph ?

Guess you dont speed in the states, I regularly get that on my daily commute, either in my BMW cage or even on the KLR650. Its almost max for the bike, but gets there quite easily.
And with traffic flowing at 140 (120 speed limit on highway) or so, its not dangerous to cruise in the fast lane at 160.

Anything over 240kph starts getting fast for me, thats like 150mph, any sports bike over 750 will easily get there.

HKMark23
10-01-2005, 15:48
Originally posted by TimP
So were you not looking far enough ahead to see what was in the road in front of you?
So what your saying, is that at 120mph, YOU can see far enough ahead of you, and clear enough ahead of you, to spot an object, determine what it is, determine that it is a hazard, determine that trying to avoid it is safer than hitting it, decide how to manuver or stop your bike, then actually manuver or stop your bike fast enough to avoid the danger, and do so in a manner that will not endanger anyone else on the road, while taking into account all the other hazards on the road?

steeltoe
10-01-2005, 21:34
I remember the first time leaning at 100+ getting around a track.;a

Jtemple
10-02-2005, 11:03
I hit 100+ yesterday for the first time on a group ride. Empty twisty country roads, beautiful day. It was awesome.

hank327
10-02-2005, 22:22
Originally posted by fnfalman
Car and motorcycle speedos are notoriously inaccurate. They easily vary up to 15% as the speed climbs. There are aftermarket speedometers that are calibrated but they also cost like $300+ plus installation.

You can get an accurate speedometer for less than $25.00. You just get a bicycle computer/speedometer and calibrate it yourself following the included instructions. These things work great.
Here is just one example:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=&subcategory=&brand=1874&sku=8824&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=

shark_za
10-03-2005, 07:57
Or you can just go by the speed on your GPS.
Pretty accurate that.

fnfalman
10-03-2005, 09:14
I'm a bad boy because I went flat out on my Rockster this last Saturday. It was break of dawn with the sun behind me (I'm heading west). Four lanes highway and I was in the car pool lane. I'm intimately familiar with this road and I was the lone soul on it. Tucked down and whacked the throttle wide open. She got up to an indicated of 130-MPH and wouldn't go no 'mo. I held it there for a few seconds then slowed down to normal cruising speed.

I would never do this with traffic around, but it's a clean, nicely surfaced road with nobody on it but me. No reason why not. If I were to bite the dust then I wouldn't jeopardize other motorists. Of course, if Smokey were there then I'll be in jail, but that's a chance I'm willing to take.

I won't risk anybody else's life but mine own.

Rinspeed
10-03-2005, 12:29
I've seen 173 MPH on my ZX-11 and it was not quite at Redline. I belive this to be fairly accurate because the top speed is supposed to be 176. Once you get past 150 MPH things start to change, you need more and more HP to get smaller gains of speed. Not only that but you run out of road in a hurry and slight bends in the road become corners. The only time I would ever go fast like this is on a deserted expressway. Be safe but have fun.

TimP
10-04-2005, 13:58
Originally posted by HKMark23
So what your saying, is that at 120mph, YOU can see far enough ahead of you, and clear enough ahead of you, to spot an object, determine what it is, determine that it is a hazard, determine that trying to avoid it is safer than hitting it, decide how to manuver or stop your bike, then actually manuver or stop your bike fast enough to avoid the danger, and do so in a manner that will not endanger anyone else on the road, while taking into account all the other hazards on the road?

at 100mph+ on a bike, EVERYTHING is a hazard.

Clydeglide
10-04-2005, 16:30
Originally posted by HKMark23
So what your saying, is that at 120mph, YOU can see far enough ahead of you, and clear enough ahead of you, to spot an object, determine what it is, determine that it is a hazard, determine that trying to avoid it is safer than hitting it, decide how to manuver or stop your bike, then actually manuver or stop your bike fast enough to avoid the danger, and do so in a manner that will not endanger anyone else on the road, while taking into account all the other hazards on the road?

The short answer is ...........yes.

Speaking for myself.....of course!

:cool:

dgg9
10-04-2005, 16:32
Originally posted by TimP
Do you guys remember the first time you went over 100 on your bikes?

Yes -- 20 years ago I did 130MPH almost weekly over the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge in NY, on my Honda 900 Super Sport.

Big_Steve
10-05-2005, 14:51
Personal fasted with any vehicle was an indicated 155 on my '01 Bandit 1200s. I figure that was good for an honest about 140 mph, plenty fast for me.

Steve

Texas T
10-07-2005, 18:39
Originally posted by HKMark23
Must be something mystical about slapping some stickers, pipes and a GPS to a street bike that makes it go so fast. You rang? ;)

http://www.thorn.org/images/concours/rides/051405/gps051405.jpg

But this was on a Concours, much more of a touring bike than a sport bike, full fairing and bags, and I was probably only in 4th or 5th gear at the time coming out of a big sweeper.

okie
10-10-2005, 11:22
110 on a early 80's Kaw GPZ 1100;P

hayabusa200
10-10-2005, 20:05
100 is just after shifting into second gear.
You dont want to know what an overdrived 6th gear will do. :) :) :)

epsylum
10-10-2005, 22:27
Originally posted by okie
110 on a early 80's Kaw GPZ 1100;P

I pulled an indicated 140 (probabaly a real world 130) on my 84 GPz 1100 about 7 years ago on a highway in Colorado.

http://www.photodump.com/direct/epsylum/106-0653_IMG-1.jpg

I have done an indicated 150 on my old 2000 TL-1000 S

http://www.photodump.com/direct/epsylum/112_1237a.jpg

Njanear
10-15-2005, 08:47
Fastest 'indicated' I ever saw was 135 on a 1985 GPz750 back in 1987. Probably never would have tried it but that cocky dude in a Toyota MR2 on an empty Interstate threw down the gauntlet and GyPzy wouldn't have none of that... That is the only time where I can remember watching the broken lines become one solid line and THEN as the adrenaline kicked in, I could see each broken line individually as if in slow motion. Pretty wild but also pretty stupid in hindsight...

I run a 2001 Bandit 600 now and fastest 'indicated' has been 120 down a slight hill (she has a bit more butt to carry that the old 750 did back then). I have a straight stretch around here where I regularly dial her up to an indicated 110 to break the monotony AS LONG AS no one else is on the stretch. Once I hit the number or I see someone else, I just let her drift back down to normal speed long before any curves show up. Not as exciting a riding a wheelie or pegging 150mph, but I like it. Now to get a GPS to see what the actual is (probably off 10% like other Bandit owners report)

NMGlocker
10-17-2005, 20:47
Aired the '05 ZX10R out today.
Clear sunny day with no wind , limited access divided 4 lane, pre-ran my route for road hazards, no traffic at all. Speed-O-Healer memory showed a top speed of 179mph.
Bike handled perfectly, I was about 1500rpm off red-line.

fnfalman
10-18-2005, 09:55
So...you felt the need for speed, huh?:cool:

TheBelly
10-18-2005, 11:43
Went to the WY-NE border today. it's flat, flat, and flat. It was about 4 this morning, so there wasn't anybody out. Pre-checked my course, about 5 miles in length. . . turned around, and HIT IT

bounced it off the rev limiter a couple times (ouch) but the renthal gearing helped out in the fact that it got up to this speed. . .

I don't know how accurate this thing is, I'll try with a GPS later.

BTW, I was SCARED!!!!!!

fnfalman
10-18-2005, 11:51
Jesus!!! Even if it were off by 20-MPH, it's still hell a fast!!!

I'm scared when I hit an indicated 130 on my Beemer. I have total faith in my leathers not ripping and tearing but I don't think that bouncing off the pavement would be good for the bones.;g

TheBelly
10-18-2005, 12:32
I was shooting for the big "deuce" but a cross wind blew me into the oncoming lane. I decided that was time to slow down. . .

the rev limiter also helped me not go as fast.

NMGlocker
10-18-2005, 13:40
I'm going to try and run it up to redline on the next nice calm day.
At 6'3" it's hard to get that good aero tuck, but I think 185+mph is very possible.
With the speed-o-healer I am within 1% accuracy on speed (GPS verified).

hayabusa200
10-19-2005, 01:49
Originally posted by TimP
at 100mph+ on a bike, EVERYTHING is a hazard.

Its only a hazard if you crash or hit something.:)

Romulas
10-30-2005, 03:19
I know this is not quite up there with some other posts, but, i had my ninja 250 up to 115MPH today, on a good piece of road(no tail wind, no down hill slope). Granted the factory says that this thing tachs out at 136. It was close to giving up (i live at 5,500') but with the few mods on it it may be able to go to redline, even at alltitude! I have to ride at full tuck the whole time, chest on the tank. Some of you folks mock the 250 but its quite a bike. 0-60 in 4.0 (with mods). And because (mine) it weighs about 260 pounds it will corner sooooo well (and so forgiving). Such an under rated bike, you've got to have abit of finnesse, can't just womp on the throttle like the bigger bikes. The ninja 250 is a great peformer, you just have to make it do that. sorry, shouldn't stray off topic, +100 is cool, just be careful folks, don't be that statistic.

sub-question, has anyone here ever seen 200+MPH?!

hayabusa200
10-30-2005, 12:25
sub-question, has anyone here ever seen 200+MPH?! [/B][/QUOTE]

;f ;f ;f

RugerFan58
10-30-2005, 16:49
Originally posted by hayabusa200
sub-question, has anyone here ever seen 200+MPH?!

;f ;f ;f [/B][/QUOTE] Imagine having a helmet mounted camcorder when you did that. You'd have something to watch during the winter months.;f ;f

okie
11-03-2005, 10:20
110 on a Kawasaki GPZ 1100;f

hayabusa200
11-06-2005, 11:00
Originally posted by RugerFan58
;f ;f ;f Imagine having a helmet mounted camcorder when you did that. You'd have something to watch during the winter months.;f ;f [/B][/QUOTE]

Here is a good video, but in KPH.

http://www.bofunk.com/video/2427/crazy_motorcyclist.html

RugerFan58
11-06-2005, 12:02
Originally posted by hayabusa200
Imagine having a helmet mounted camcorder when you did that. You'd have something to watch during the winter months.;f ;f

Here is a good video, but in KPH.

http://www.bofunk.com/video/2427/crazy_motorcyclist.html [/B][/QUOTE]Thanks for the link. Its amazing to see that. Guy must of known that stretch of road like the back of his hand.;c ;c

micah
11-09-2005, 20:32
Indicated 165 on my old CBR900RR. 150 was probably more realistic as it still seemed to have a little more left. It was nowhere near as scary or unstable as it should have been.