Does any one care to admit to top speed? I can't believe mine , I laid on seat and turned it on. I believe i was moving around 140 M.P.H. and I did not notice Tachometer as I was kinda busy holding on. When I glanced at speed it was laying on 140
Hey Rocket, lots of posts about the intentional inaccuracy built into our Speedo’s. It’s a proportional error that’s gets worse the faster you go. The accuracy is pretty good under 50mph and supposed to be around 10% Exaggerated when wide open. I use a GPS speedo on my phone to compare and it aligns with what I said above. When my speedo says 135mph my GPS says 129mph. I’ve only touched 140 on the speedo once, down hill and with the wind at my back for maybe a full 60 seconds ...and that’s a long time at that speed even for me. My GPS said 132.8mph. I think Factory says 140 max but I think it’s wishful thinking. Maybe a totally dressed Cafe style with a faring, over inflated tires, with the wind at your back and down hill ...running racing fuel on a cool day may actually make 140 briefly ... I wouldn’t count on seeing 140 too often. However I’ve seen 125 (GPS) for 20 minutes continuous many times on some long straight super-highways in New Mexico. My machine ran smooth as silk, never complained once and for me the true test is when you slow down to an idle after a 20 minute run of 100+ ... she (Blitz) sat there and idled in her characteristic lope as sweet as she could be .. ready to do it again. I’ve ridden quicker bikes and machines that will go a lot faster ...but smooth dependable reluctant to stall, she’s the best. After reading about the history of the Mods & Rockers and the birth of “Cafe racing” in honor of those Trail Blazers, I pledged to Briefly peg 100 (one Ton) every single time I ride. That started in 2015 and I’ve kept my promise. I go out of my way to find a safe road, little traffic and good road conditions to peg 100 each time I ride. Doesn’t take much, maybe a mile or so .... The adrenaline is alway worth it, especially at 71 years of age. GoFast-HaveFun ... StayUpOn2 ...and fly like a “Rocket” .......BlitzDoes any one care to admit to top speed? I can't believe mine , I laid on seat and turned it on. I believe i was moving around 140 M.P.H. and I did not notice Tachometer as I was kinda busy holding on. When I glanced at speed it was laying on 140
This reminds me of one of the YouTube car channels I watch, where the hosts frequently mention "the daily triple." It's not daily for me, and I'm more apt to do this on a bike than my car, but it's been done on each.After reading about the history of the Mods & Rockers and the birth of “Cafe racing” in honor of those Trail Blazers, I pledged to Briefly peg 100 (one Ton) every single time I ride. That started in 2015 and I’ve kept my promise. I go out of my way to find a safe road, little traffic and good road conditions to peg 100 each time I ride.
Just got back an hour ago from a joy ride from Dallas to Paris Texas. Just over 200 miles Rick. Did the trip up this morning, visited for a few hours and back to Dallas this evening. The app “speed box“ logged the important bits ... GPS top speed shows, Also the Average speed as well as altitude. While GPS shows 130.4 the bike speedo read 139.6 ... That’s my margin of error, about 10mph Off or wrong at around 130 actual speed. Blitz is a beast and was begging for more. Trip back in the dark was much milder. All at around 90 .... usually my cruzing speed traffic permitting. Luck was my lady tonight ... not one traffic policeman seen during both trips, up and back...I know I’m a naughty boy and should obey the posted speeds (75mph) but I bought the machine (R9T); because I intend to misbehave,..... carefully you see, ...but just the same, Misbehave ! How could I own such a machine and NOT go-fast N’ have-fun ......Hey guys I don't ride that way very often. My U.S. owners manual says bike does at least 125 m.p.h. so I wanted/had to know. I have been that speed or faster previously, my dear old dad used to tell me I was too stupid to be scared but I always liked adrenalin. Yes I agree with Blitz the twisties and switch backs are the best and I too always run through the gear box at least once each ride. as my flat track buddies say keep the shiny side up
Haha I have yet to ridden a Racer but I am speculating the aggressive “riding triangle” should allow the rider to get into full tuck. Is that still too much wind pushing back?Maybe the fully-faired Racer model will be better?
No, it isn't.