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Old 02-24-2010, 06:43 AM   #21
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What are the chances this goof has a milk crate strapped on the back?
That's luggage, ya can stack em & bungee them down too.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:45 AM   #22
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That's luggage, ya can stack em & bungee them down too.

Why my Har-Davison gets 73 miles per gallon.....it's fuel injected you know......
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I know I buried the speedo at 120 several times, don't know if it was accurate, I did 100 2 up several times but dobut I really hit 155+
Speedo error increases the faster you go. Jap bikes are notoriously bad.

If a Vulcan 800 could hit 110 it would be a minor miracle.
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Speedo error increases the faster you go. Jap bikes are notoriously bad.

If a Vulcan 800 could hit 110 it would be a minor miracle.
I was always curious cause to have had it buried uphill seemed to be asking alot, and from 80 on I could hardly tell a difference, unless I looked down.
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I was always curious cause to have had it buried uphill seemed to be asking alot, and from 80 on I could hardly tell a difference, unless I looked down.
Eh, it'll probably go 100. 100 isn't all that hard to hit. 40hp will get most unstreamlined bikes to 100 or so. Going beyond that is another story. Wind resistance increases with the square of the velocity. Going 120 takes a LOT more hp than it takes to go 100. Almost twice as much.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:34 AM   #26
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Eh, it'll probably go 100. 100 isn't all that hard to hit. 40hp will get most unstreamlined bikes to 100 or so. Going beyond that is another story. Wind resistance increases with the square of the velocity. Going 120 takes a LOT more hp than it takes to go 100. Almost twice as much.
Yeah but I had THIS MUCH [] throttle left. I'll bet she woulda done at LEAST 140.
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