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Old 10-28-2002, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Re: 200 MPH Harley-Davidson

As Ural Speed freak myself, it's good to hear some of the smaller brands are getting into this Bonnieville thing. Speed is good! I do note that they are using the 1987 fairing for the bike, which was the same design Gordon Jennng ran so many years ago,. Check your Cycle World, circa 1966 for that story.


200 mph is dang fast and to do so with a 1955 motor and 1966 streamlining these boys are ok in my book


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Old 10-28-2002, 03:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: 200 MPH Harley-Davidson

Gee I hope they didn't get in trouble with the local Posse Comitatus, for making all that noise and using a Harley motor for something other than pub crawls.
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Old 10-28-2002, 04:01 PM   #3
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Even more impressive, in dead calm they made another pass and hit 208.5 mph, but were unable to complete a backup run. I don't think the Buell RR1000 fairing is a 1966 model. Similar maybe, but an Erik Buell original in 1987.
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Old 10-29-2002, 02:53 AM   #4
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Yes. They were screaming instead of whoomp-whoomp-whomping.
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Old 10-29-2002, 04:35 AM   #5
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Default Do-it-yourself Land Speed Records

My model predicts that a Honda CBR600RR needs 211 HP to overcome about 390 pounds of drag and friction to reach 208 mph. Can nitrous fuel alone boost the RR from 115 to 211 hp?



If so, let's all go to Bonneville.
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Old 10-29-2002, 04:50 AM   #6
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Default Re: Do-it-yourself Land Speed Records

The question you need to answer if whether your 600 will turn 30,000 RPM.
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Old 10-29-2002, 05:10 AM   #7
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You every hear of changing sprockets? Costs less than 50 bucks.
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Old 10-29-2002, 05:20 AM   #8
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The RR is already geared for 171 mph at 15000 rpm. To reach 211 mph you have to change the overall ratio from 6.47/1 (stock) to 5.32/1. New sprockets should be the cheapest part of the effort.
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Old 10-29-2002, 05:24 AM   #9
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Default 30000 rpm = 342 mph, not 211!

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Old 10-29-2002, 05:53 AM   #10
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Default Re: Think about it, seruzawa

Can't you tell a joke when you hear it? Lighten up, dude!
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