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  • hora
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    Not long ago I maxed out a Hayabusa on the road…. it was fast.. no-one died

    On a closed-circuit?

    No he definately said road.

    Anyone here not done a ton? Ever? I’m not saying you should or its right, but like looking at porn I’d look at you incredulously if you say you haven’t.

    hora
    Member

    Exploding over some tissue isn’t the same as overcooking a bend/corner and taking out someone who has never done you wrong in life.

    deviant
    Member

    Alrighty then, seeing as this is now the speeding thread….

    Took my first bike (Kawasaki zx7r) to 100mph+ on a regular basis, never maxed it out though….probably because it was 10 years old and a bit crap (£1500 with no history and 30,000 miles on the clocks)…at the time my sister lived 100 miles away in Milton Keynes, i visited most weekends and could get to her in under an hour….you work it out, thats an AVERAGE speed of 100mph on that journey…lol.

    My next bike was my fist brand new bike, a Kawasaki again, this time a zx6r….it had a 16,000 rpm redline and it would’ve been rude not to….i once gaffer taped my phone to the bars with the camera pointing at the dials and recorded myself doing 158 mph, there was more to come but i came up on traffic and backed it off.

    Next bike was a naked (unfaired bike), this time a Yamaha FZ1….apparently these are designed to be fun at slower speeds and difficult to get into triple figure because of the wind blast. However, it was my first taste of a 1000cc engine and proper torque so the challenge was set….i cracked 150 on that too, only once mind….the neck strain was everything the magazines said it would be, to be fair i did spend most of the time on that bike below 100mph so it that respect owning a naked for a few years did the job….i had 6 points on my licence by now so had to calm down for a while and let the points clear.

    Next bike was a brand new Suzuki GSXR-750, beautiful looking and a peach of an engine…it had the compact dimensions and low weight of a 600c but with more power and torque everywhere in the rev range, i’d go as far as to suggest it was the perfect sportsbike.
    Bizarrely enough this bike was so competent that i didnt muck about on it too much, it never felt like i was pushing it….dare i say it but it was almost too good and therefore ‘boring’….something i’ve read about when reading reviews of Honda’s Fireblade and never really understood but i do now. Anyway, 150mph was cracked on this bike and it would literally jump to 100mph+ in a blink just by holding the throttle open for the first 3 gears….only covered 3000 miles in 3 years on this bike and its being enjoyed by somebody else now.
    You only appreciate what you had once its gone and i miss it now, i will own another one.

    Current bike is a Yamaha FZ8 (800cc), naked styling again and i have been quite sensible with this one….i’m 36 now, getting old.
    Havent maxed it out yet, i gather it doesnt do 150mph anyway so whats the point?
    It sits happily at 80-90 on the motorway though so its still my preferred method of travel if i have to get somewhere on time, no sitting in traffic as its a bike and all that.

    Licence is currently clean now which is nice, best bit about speeding on these bikes is that most speed cameras are front facing….and there’s no front plate on a bike!….the fools.

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    I did 38mph on my 50cc scooter when I was 16. Was down hill and with a tail wind. Even overtook a tractor down that hill. I was soooo cool.

    Think the speed limit was 50 but 38 seemed fast enough. Yep. 8)

    Exploding over some tissue isn’t the same as overcooking a bend/corner and taking out someone who has never done you wrong in life.

    He never mentioned a corner, just going over 100mph (I think it was a motorway, CBA to go back and read).

    deviant
    Member

    I know its immature but still my favourite morning ritual is giving the finger to the bloke in the camera van who sits on the Hogs Back/A31 Farnham to Guildford, he has a front facing camera and i’ve been doing it for the last 7 years, i’m sure he looks forward to it as much as i do by now.

    😀

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    On a closed-circuit?

    No…but I’d rather not get into ‘where’

    However, I have maxed out most of my bikes in that particular area.

    The Hayabusa was showing 295kmh on the clocks.

    zokes
    Member

    I overtook a shiny new XKR on the A55 in north Wales at about three in the morning. It was doing over a ton, my 12 year old Escort TDI was doing about 1 mph faster, which I think was mainly due to the propulsion caused by the clouds of smoke billowing from the exhaust. XKR guy wasn’t impressed and floored it…

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    weeksy – Member
    On a closed-circuit?
    No…but I’d rather not get into ‘where’

    However, I have maxed out most of my bikes in that particular area.

    The Hayabusa was showing 295kmh on the clocks.
    and I assume you will be happy to hand over your license for a year or so and bend over and take it from the courts if caught?

    iolo
    Member

    There is a long stretch of road from coed y brenin heading towards Trawsfynydd.
    There as 3 bikers caught doing 110mph on that stretch.
    They were off duty Policemen.
    They got a bit more than 3 points.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/462883.stm

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    and I assume you will be happy to hand over your license for a year or so and bend over and take it from the courts if caught?

    Meh… worry about that if it ever happens.

    As it goes, my motorbike now won’t do 100mph as it’s a 660 single cylinder. However my track bike does

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I know its immature but still my favourite morning ritual is giving the finger to the bloke in the camera van who sits on the Hogs Back/A31 Farnham to Guildford, he has a front facing camera and i’ve been doing it for the last 7 years, i’m sure he looks forward to it as much as i do by now.

    I’m amazed you’ve not been stung for that yet.

    I’ve posted this before, but I once saw a group of maybe four power-ranger bikers flash past a mobile front-facing camera van using half of their available wheels and offering fingers. I caught them up a mile or so down the road, all looking sheepish and sorry for themselves whilst the copper’s mate was cheerily writing them all tickets.

    You might think you’re fast but there’s two things you won’t outrun; radios and helicopters.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    In the FAQ’s on Cumbria’s Speed camera sites pointed out that the operator was able to turn around and manually collect the details.

    konabunny
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    my sister lived 100 miles away in Milton Keynes, i visited most weekends and could get to her in under an hour….you work it out, thats an AVERAGE speed of 100mph on that journey…lol.

    Did your dad also fight Mike Tyson and Mike Tyson told your dad he was too hard so Mike Tyson ran away and now your dad gets paid not to fight boxing?

    hora
    Member

    I know its immature but still my favourite morning ritual is giving the finger to the bloke in the camera van who sits on the Hogs Back/A31 Farnham to Guildford, he has a front facing camera and i’ve been doing it for the last 7 years, i’m sure he looks forward to it as much as i do by now.

    Why? Are you and others fighting the system? You might think a stretch of road can be taken faster under certain conditions but do you think the law should recognise this when theres an accident? ‘Ah its ok its Bob, hes a special rider/knows what he was doing’.

    On a general note whenever I hear or see people referring to speed cameras as ‘scammeras’ I think its an immature viewpoint.

    Slow down, ride within the conditions. If you dont agree with the law of that road then dont ride or drive.

    Why should others share a road or motorway with people who seem to think they are better/can go alot faster?

    deviant
    Member

    konabunny – Member

    Did your dad also fight Mike Tyson and Mike Tyson told your dad he was too hard so Mike Tyson ran away and now your dad gets paid not to fight boxing?

    The bulk of that journey is the M3 > M25 > M1….it really wasnt that hard, could’ve gone faster to be honest.

    🙄

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Oh no, you’ve turned out to be less manly than I had previously imagined.

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