How Fast?

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by dogdad, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    Talking to someone tonight at dinner and he says they(his friends) ride hard. I asked what he meant and he said going 90mph or more riding. Little fast for me. More like 70-75,,,How about it? How fast do you guys get , and what's the fastest you rode? Not talking the rice burning ninjas hear,,,we all know what they do....
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    are ya talking long term speed or just cranking it up and backing down
     
  3. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    Looooooooooooooong term.....riding
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I'm a boring old fart - typically cruise at speed limit plus 5 MPH. This keeps the law from noticing you and still keeps you moving along with traffic. Been known to exceed that a bit on lonely back roads but then I start thinking about deer and unrestrained dogs and I slow right back down. Had a rental Road King up over 90MPH for awhile northwest of Reno on a real straight two lane road.
     
  5. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    65 to 75 is my comfort zone. Sometimes I'll get up to 80. I hit 90 once or twice but really don't feel the need to do it again. To me it's about how much time I spend on the bike and not really how much ground I cover.
     
  6. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    85-90 then was in a hurry to get home about 3 hours of that
     
  7. Black shadow

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    For the most part I like to take in the sights, so I usually do the speed limit or even a little under on the back roads. But I did have a chance to take the King out on a track and took it well over 100. just a quick run up and back off . I run with traffic on the inter states, 75 or 80.
     
  8. Flashback

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    limit +5 is my norm have been to 105 when passing a string of vehicles but thats rare.
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Hey Dogdad, rice burning rocket types do not all need to go 70-75+, it is the handling in a controlled environ that makes "spirited riding" fun. I ride only at an 8/10 pace max. when on my Katana...:newsmile058:

    Granted my HD is quite happy on the freeway at 70-75+ but knowing I have loved ones at home...65 is right, riding leisurly at more like 6/10 pace, with torque at the ready, as being more important.:bigsmiley24:
     
  10. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    It all depends on my mood,and if I'm riding two up or solo. I'll leave it at that:D