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Post  TomCom Tue Feb 07 2012, 12:17

First topic message reminder :

I will try the top speed on my Cat. this week someday.
i found good road next to motoway and noone drive there road is nice so...
did you try top speed? Evil or Very Mad change my mind Evil or Very Mad


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Post  Wooster Wed Feb 08 2012, 10:03

A few years ago when mine had 20,000 miles less on the clock it managed 155 with a tail wind, but as someone pointed out it's probably more like 140 in real terms.

One thing that constantly going through your mind though (except hopefully your arse) is whether the tyres and running gear are in as good condition as you hope.

Another drawback to flying around at those speeds is how quickly you become acclimatised to it and how easily you can get caught out.
When 60 feels like 30 you can end up overshooting on the braking.

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Post  TomCom Wed Feb 08 2012, 10:17

i will wait for better day and try to get track
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Wed Feb 08 2012, 10:24

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Post  howlingdog Wed Feb 08 2012, 15:44

tomcom wrote:i will wait for better day and try to get track

now that is a great idea..... Thumb


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Post  Robcat Wed Feb 08 2012, 18:14

Did me and Linz miss something on Tol 2010???

Didn't see anything, not even sheep!!!!

Rob........... wall

Oh, P.S only joking (so Linz says)......
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Post  TomCom Wed Feb 08 2012, 18:20

Rob wow that your R1 looks lovely. that is me dream bike
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Post  bobh Wed Feb 08 2012, 22:53

MSV run trackdays at Bedford Autodrome. It's not use for racing because of noise issues. It has probably the longest straight of any track in the UK, and you can probably get up pretty close to max. before having to brake.

I did a Bike Mag "Reclaim our Tacks" day there in October - road bikes only, no vans, tyre warmers etc. Very relaxed.

MSV also run Novice-only trackdays at most of their circuits.

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Post  Guest Thu Feb 09 2012, 11:31

Well there goes the entertainment, shot to shit. :(
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Post  Fucnmuvn Thu Feb 09 2012, 15:27

I've had mine on the track a few times and have managed to get her up to 190kph(118mph) on the back straight....don't ask how long it is (the entire track is only 4.1 km's...2.56miles). I have 43K miles on the clock and she still goes strong. On the open road I got her up to 250kph(155mph)...just layed flat and tucked in tight behind the screen. FYI...the road was wide freeway in the middle of nowhere in the early hours of a Sunday morning with very few cars on the road...before everyone starts to call me stupid for doing a top end run on a public road. I know that I was doing 155 cause I had a bud on his 2003 R1 tucked in right behind me and that's what his digital speedo was reading. My clocks actually stop at 130 then it appers to just get stuck there! Top end runs are fun if done responsibly....but basically you just looking 1-2 miles ahead of you cause anything closer than that is in the past and holding on tight praying some dumbass cow(Yes the real BOVINE kind) does not decide to cross the road!
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Post  Wooster Thu Feb 09 2012, 15:29

Well there goes the entertainment, shot to shit. :(

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Aye, I was going to sit down on the b7078 with my catchers mitt and snag me some spares. grumpy
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Post  SteveCat Thu Feb 09 2012, 15:43

Fucnmuvn wrote: holding on tight praying some dumbass cow(Yes the real BOVINE kind)

Was going to say the danger of speed there is the spurious 'furniture' on the road; animals, people and stationary vehicles. Lost a friend who hit a bovine :( Of course Traffic Inspector Koekemoer and associates could well be hiding behind their portable trees and shrubs (or don't they do that any more?)
I'd think a blast could be possible through the Karoo.

Which track did you go on, Killarney?
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Post  Fucnmuvn Thu Feb 09 2012, 16:19

SteveCat wrote:
Fucnmuvn wrote: holding on tight praying some dumbass cow(Yes the real BOVINE kind)

Was going to say the danger of speed there is the spurious 'furniture' on the road; animals, people and stationary vehicles. Lost a friend who hit a bovine :( Of course Traffic Inspector Koekemoer and associates could well be hiding behind their portable trees and shrubs (or don't they do that any more?)
I'd think a blast could be possible through the Karoo.

Which track did you go on, Killarney?

YUP....KILL-ARNEY...ha ha. Yes they do sit behind their trees all the time but it does not help them when guys are riding with no plates or their numbers covered. Not saying that is what I was doing. I've grown past that now. U learn that the real fun is in the twistees......Rooi Els, Hells Hoegte, Camps Bay drive down to Hout Bay, Franschoek.
I stopped doing the N1 pass to Worcester as too many trucks use that pass...the road has become uneven cause of the wear and lots of oil and diesel on the road. Also not nice coming out of a bend only to find an 18 wheeler using bothing lanes to take the turn in front of you!!!!
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Post  SteveCat Thu Feb 09 2012, 16:31

Fucnmuvn wrote: Camps Bay drive down to Hout Bay, Franschoek.
Now you're talking Thumb there's a you tube clip link on here somewhere going out that way - not on a bike, but still gives folks here a view of what we're talking about. lekker Very Happy (oh that means nice folks)
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Post  firemaster Sat Feb 11 2012, 16:03

Take it from me someone pulling out in front of you at 30mph hurts 4 broken ribs and 3 broken vertebrea in the back, imagine you doing 140 same thing happening ouch i reckon even the kings ghorses could not put you back together again.
having said that anyone on here saying they have never gone over 100 on their bikes either have a 125 or are liars, so lets not blast this guy for wanting to do it but there is a place to do it and public roads just aint it
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Post  TomCom Sat Feb 11 2012, 17:07

i dont even care about top speed now. thx a loot
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Post  Guest Sat Feb 11 2012, 17:13

firemaster wrote:Take it from me someone pulling out in front of you at 30mph hurts 4 broken ribs and 3 broken vertebrea in the back, imagine you doing 140 same thing happening ouch i reckon even the kings ghorses could not put you back together again.
having said that anyone on here saying they have never gone over 100 on their bikes either have a 125 or are liars, so lets not blast this guy for wanting to do it but there is a place to do it and public roads just aint it

well said,we've all done it me inc.
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Post  mechy69 Sat Feb 11 2012, 18:47

soooo im a liar for saying ive been over 100 on a bike ?? (private roads officer)
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Post  Robcat Sat Feb 11 2012, 19:13

Well I've seen you going abit beyond the speed limit.
It was at that Lincolnshire circuit.
M-Cadwell.
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Post  mechy69 Sat Feb 11 2012, 19:16

yeah and i know what you were doing also lol
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Post  Robcat Sat Feb 11 2012, 19:41

Yes I was quite amazed and amused with you being right next to me.

Then me and linz thought we should clear off from these folks that dont know where there going.

Always brings a smile to our faces. great
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Post  furball Sat Feb 11 2012, 20:33

Robcat wrote:Yes I was quite amazed and amused with you being right next to me.

Then me and linz thought we should clear off from these folks that dont know where there going.

Always brings a smile to our faces. great

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Post  0ldcat Sat Feb 11 2012, 20:46

Didn't know Gail (the-catlass) could play the drums ( 15 seconds in) lachen
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Post  TomCom Sat Feb 11 2012, 20:51

tongue BTW am i the youngest in this forum ?


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Post  0ldcat Sat Feb 11 2012, 21:01

If you mean this forum . . . . . the answer is no.
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Post  mrfrance Sat Feb 11 2012, 21:10

Definitely not Very Happy
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Post  TomCom Sat Feb 11 2012, 21:12

good Smile its sad i am only 1 active forum member in here. i cant just go and visit other member
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