wocka, wocka, wocka
Seriously? I've hit indicated 90 (probably really 85) on my 500 in 4th gear (out of 6), while passing people... >_> I had it to 110 on the flats once, just to see what it could do, and still had a fair bit of throttle left, but got scared and backed off... I mean, I don't generally cruise any higher than indicated 70 around here, but just sayin'...... I'd think an 800 would outrun a 500. What's up with that? They weigh about the same, right?I can say I know for a fact that my 800 tops out at 110.
The thrill for me is the acceleration. Being able to wind out triple digits isn't nearly as important. And it sure ain't comfortable on a bike that's not built for it. Hell, 90's not that comfortable on 9. I just like to zip up the speed limit way faster than other folks. As long as you're not trailing white smoke when you do, cops can't bust you.lf,, 90 mph huh? lets see.. 5280 feet per mile.. 1.466 feet per mph per sec.. 90mph, 12sec.. something like 1584 feet.. or 528 yards.. or 5 foot ball fields.. in 12 seconds.. thats 2.4 seconds per field.. I'd say you was movin along perty good.
so what is so dang burn 'portant 5 city bloks away that you got to die to be there in such a hurry?
lets see your buddy at 318 is doing 466 ft/sec.. he doin one n half football fields ever second.
sheesh. life is a blurr for me after 'bout 70.
Two days ago I had my 500 doing 120mph, no just kidding. Serously I had it going a little over, Revised 90mph and to me that was tooo fast. I am not into speed like I was when I was younger. Now, I just like to watch the world go by from the seat of my bike with the wind in my hair, I don't need to have the wind blow off what hair I have left on my headI wanna go about 90. That's all you need to pass a semi on the slab. After that it's just braggin rights.
...course, I'd be a lot happier if I could get there in about 12 seconds...
Considering ~10% speedo error, 145 indicated should put you right at redline in 5th, assuming stock tire size and stock gearing.here in south Texas, there are many many long "flat stretches" where you can see for miles ahead (no traffic, no cops).
I've had my v2k into the 120's many many times. Last year, I took it to 145 before I backed down (at around 140, both front mirrors started to "move" inward from the wind).
At 145, I still had throttle left...
I don't really know what my bike is like at "stock". The only time I rode it like "that", was when I test drove it at the dealer.Considering ~10% speedo error, 145 indicated should put you right at redline in 5th, assuming stock tire size and stock gearing.
ah, i see what your saying. dont' know.. i don't know of anybody who has tested it.That's all fine, but point was nothing more than saying if the driveline ratio is still stock and the redline/rev limiter is still stock, you may get there faster but you're not going to go any faster top speed (unless a stock VN2K can't pull redline/rev limiter in 5th). Doesn't matter how much throttle travel was left at that point.
I've topped out my '97 numerous times. First series of runs were when I was taking out the soft from the front forks. In stock condition they would bottom out on bump and then top out on rebound and dance all over the road from 90+mph and worse they would wallow out serious bad in the corners or sweepers in the 90mph bracket. I hated the wallowing as it is most uncontrollable and dangerous.I don't have the guts to do it, but has anyone of you ever topped out a 1500 classic? Got mine up to 90 and backed off.