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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2005, 1:53 am Thread Starter
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Whats your Top Speed?

Hi Guys,

Not to consider this as rev-head but just want to see what other RS riders got upto.

Just before my 02 K12RS (3 stripes) reach 60k mark I nailed the beast to see how far I got up to on the dial while at the same time, teasing the Yamaha R1 on a big long stretch. ( I left R1 behind quite easily ). Mind you this is not on the air strip but on a main highway and had to avoid obsitcles (tin-top) and I got up to 250K and run out of road and tin-top car infront of me changed lane and had to let my ABS busy... If I were given clear stretch, I would have got up to abit more.

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post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2005, 4:40 am
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Maybe not the answer you're looking for but...............here in the twistys I rarely exceed a ton.Now mind you that may very well be in a 35mph rty.Its just that sh*t can happen so fast here in the mnts. that I've found a ton to be sorta a nice limit.

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post #3 of 59 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2005, 7:25 am
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i've had my 03 RS up to 130 mph and had plenty of throttle left but decided to back off when i started to think about deer, racoons, debris, a tire blow out. the RS is a great bike and at a buck 30 the RS fekt solid, no vibration, no drift and i was not being beaten up by the wind. i'm sure had i not chickened out i would have been able to hit 150 maybe a little more.

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post #4 of 59 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2005, 8:14 am
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Ton and a Half!!

I have hit an indicated of 150 on the speedometer, my Garmi GPS showed 146. I did this out on I-80 across the Great Salt Desert. I should have stayed out of 6th gear, maybe I could have brike the ton and half point. I did have my GPS show one run at 596mph through Los Angeles financial district, dang fast day, oops maybe reflected signals off of those tall glass buildings.
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Talking Fastest speed.......

I have had my K12GT at 140 and she definately had more to go. I was a bad boy, and still had hard bags on. Plus, not bad for a 375 lb., 6'2" man. It consistently hits 110-120 when she leaves the garage, not for long, just a couple good straightaways. Have to watch out for woodchucks, not only running across road(s) but driving cages.
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post #6 of 59 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2005, 8:24 am
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162 indicated. I have a laser chip (extra hole in airbox as instructed) and a 2Brothers exhaust system allowing 9.7k R's; it was about 9.3-9.4k that I hit that speed. I did this 2 yrs ago in VA at one of the i-bmw rallies on a split two lane HY, down hill. The bike was rock solid! I was able to read both instrument gauges without any excessive vibration.

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Did I mention that I was 235lbs and am 6'2"?

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did this 2 yrs ago in VA at one of the i-bmw rallies on a split two lane HY, down hill.
BRPR 2004... Peter P, Terry Ward and I were behind you watching your ass disappear.
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BRPR 2004... Peter P, Terry Ward and I were behind you watching your ass disappear.
Ah, thanks for the time reference and witness. Time isn't fly'n as fast as I thought, only the Mighty K!

I'm glad that you didn't say 'big' ass, because that part isn't. lol

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OK, OK, I had to re-adjust my thinking cap (at least I remembered the yr). No, it wasn't VA that I did that 162, though I think it was about 155 there on a straight part of the HY-81 with some to spare. I did it at "SSR3" 2 yrs ago in VT, one of the best times I had with Vic. 'The Man' rocks, and that is a fact! The memories..now that I remember them.

Thanks for the gooD times Vic, and please be back soon, will ya?

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