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    Was doing 178 mph once, then I woke up.
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    To give you a different perspective of your speed convert into feet per second. The actual figure is 1.46 fps per mph, but to make it easier to calculate on the fly best to round it up to 1.5 which is 1 and 1/2 times your indicated speed. So 80 mph become 120 fps and at the 160 we are talking about is 240 fps.
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    I was told there would be no math in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    Was doing 178 mph once, then I woke up.
    Did the screaming from the back seat wake you up
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWeldin View Post
    I was told there would be no math in this thread.
    Solve for...eh...whatever the hell you want!



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    PS - for all you smarties out there, this has something to do with Lap-lace Transvestites...or something like that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    Solve for...eh...whatever the hell you want!



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    PS - for all you smarties out there, this has something to do with Lap-lace Transvestites...or something like that...
    Obviously, DP=DP
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    Took my Kawasaki 750 Turbo up to 170 mph. Then came to my senses and backed off.
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    I Have a Yamaha R1 that has seen 160 MPH a couple times, verified with a GPS, still had 6th gear to go. My Harley baggers didn't stay stock very long, I can't stand that wimpy stock v-twin, and have had all of them to 125 MPH, or a bit more. My 2005 Harley would go into a weave/wobble at 105 MPH but I would ride through it and it would come out of it by 110. Ry RT has seen 120 a couple times.
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    This has gone from to top heavy to who can go the fastest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    This has gone from to top heavy to who can go the fastest.
    Makes sense really. I recall reading something long ago about the effective weight of a Sportster that is doing 60 MPH is somewhere around ten pounds. I'm sure I have the numbers wrong, but point is that if you think your bike is too heavy then you need to go faster. Applying this to moving a K1600 around a garage may be difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Did the screaming from the back seat wake you up
    NO, it disappeared around 140 MPH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Makes sense really. I recall reading something long ago about the effective weight of a Sportster that is doing 60 MPH is somewhere around ten pounds. I'm sure I have the numbers wrong, but point is that if you think your bike is too heavy then you need to go faster. Applying this to moving a K1600 around a garage may be difficult.
    Just to keep this thread off track, Einstein's theory say the faster you go the more your mass increases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtbob View Post
    Just to keep this thread off track, Einstein's theory say the faster you go the more your mass increases.
    My G310GS will go 90. But it is true the red ones go faster. Voni's will go 91. Disclaimer: straight and level; I-90 in Montana; 10 and 11 over the 80 mph speed limit; loaded with camping gear.

    Not very top heavy at all.
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    My R1200RT WASN'T too top heavy when this thread started...it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtbob View Post
    Just to keep this thread off track, Einstein's theory say the faster you go the more your mass increases.
    .....and the younger you get. Of course, one requires a K bike to get up to speed.

    And we all know that mass is different than weight. i.e. On the moon the weight of an object is less than on earth while its mass remains the same. Maybe older riders should ride on the moon?

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