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Offline Rob_Barrows_NH

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« on: October 13, 2008, 07:47:00 pm »
Have been reading all of Revs postings with wonderment.  Rev and others how fast have you gotten these things to go.  

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 08:02:00 pm »
reply to my own post, as I am still getting used to the Concours and as there are few places around here where I don't worry about cops too much, I have only done about 95, but there seems to be a lot of head room left.  

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 10:11:00 pm »
I've been north of 130 a couple times, but I have a 24.5" cee Bailey, and it really isn't fun at that speed. I hit 120 regularly when tuning or just being foolish.       florida just passed a law tha 50 over the limit is a felony. so I need to slow down some. Steve   Shleper of the 7th gear unit and performance exhaust cam sprockets.       My bike - "SHOODABEN" - 1109cc's of what an 04 concours "shoodaben"!
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008, 01:14:00 pm »
Yeh, but,  Steve and Collin and a bunch of others Cheat with that high 7th gear that Steve sells..    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato (the bike ofcourse)  wedshots albums   http://community.webshots.com/user/sawfiler64/albums/most-recent
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008, 03:58:00 pm »
My Garmin says I went 212 mph.  Didn't feel a bit over 120.   :blush:  Mike B / Gig Harbor, WA
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008, 06:25:00 pm »
On advice of my attorney, I choose not to answer this question in accordance with my fifth amendment protections against self-incrimination.  
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2008, 06:35:00 pm »
they have to catch you in act  

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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008, 02:21:00 am »
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 Yeh, but,  Steve and Colin and a bunch of others Cheat with that high 7th gear that Steve sells..  
   But that's not what makes us go faster, most connies go faster in 5th.    It's just some of have bigger ones than the rest of you's.  ;p So yes size does matter if you want to get into the upper 120's with ease...           Colin Prior  Cogmos Committee Chairman  Lake Forest Park WA  COG#7767  
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008, 05:22:00 pm »
I've seen 131 mph on my GPS after over a 1/4 mile after passing from 80.  It had very little left, so I'd say 132 mph true with bags, top box and a stock shield with the flip cut off.      MCN got 127 out of a stock bike.  I'd be too scared to try that on a stock suspension.      
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2008, 12:36:00 am »
My Garmin says I went 212 mph.   Didn't feel a bit over 120.      Yeah sure, beat this pal! ;)            AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  TEAM OREGON MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)  
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2008, 03:05:00 pm »
With my new front fork/tire/speedo drive combo, my speedo appears to be right on the money with the RPM/speed spreadsheet that is floating around.  Also had 97mph verified by a State Trooper recently (glad I don't live in Canada).    Anyways, on the Frisco trip, complete with bags, trunk, and 26" screen flapping in the breeze like a rag, I buried the 150mph speedo twice.  But I have to admit, I didn't pay the tach any attention then and have no GPS to verify anything.  So, I really don't know exactly.  I'd just say "about" 150.  Of course, I have an unfair advantage. My motorcycle used to be Silverdammit!  :)  
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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2008, 04:15:00 pm »
On my foray into the GWN w/Peter, I saw 125 (indicated) on one particular run with bags and an extra 2gal gas can on the back.  There was a mild downhill slope to it that couldn't have hurt things any... :p  Best part was being able to maintain it for several minutes due to that being one of the longest, straightest stretches of road I've ever seen.  Steve K.  '02 Concours  COG# 6550  AMA# 965469  'No matter where you go, there you are...'
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2008, 04:42:00 pm »
I had a 74 Triumph Trident, lived in Wyoming, lots of open straight roads, mangaged 125 with my wife on the back. She dug it. That was a couple of wifes ago.Memories  

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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2008, 01:07:00 pm »
It's got more speed than I got nerve................  

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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2008, 11:18:00 am »
Stealth Connie gets up to 134mph (garmin GPS) (stock screen and bags) on a few occasions. Have not been able to reach 135mph.  
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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2008, 06:37:00 pm »
I hit 135mph running down I-85 headed to Run w/ the Wolf in '00, with no helmet on!  Tell me how stupid THAT was.  Thx,  Jeff Newman  COG #2735  '95 Connie  '05 Hyosung GT250  '86 Hinda Rebel 450 (sold)  '90 Yamaha XT350 (sold)
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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2008, 12:35:00 am »
I'll stick to what I tell all non-riders when they ask me how fast I've had the bike up to with that look on their face that tells me all they really want to do is confirm that only crazy people ride motorcycles:    "It can hang in at the speed limit all day long!"      That's my story and I'm sticking to it.    Wanna have some fun?      A Garmin will lock on to satellites if it is in the flight deck of a Boeing commercial airliner as the vast windshield allows penetration of the satellites' signals.  The trick is getting it onto the flight deck in these Post 9-11 days.  If you know an airline pilot, talk him/her into taking your Garmin along on their next trip.  Simply turn on your device and place it on the glareshield for 15 minutes or so.  It will capture the plane's speed.  Then, once you get it back, it's bar bet time.  Impress your friends.  Make attractive people of the opposite sex swoon.  Have fun.  The Original Rich Reed  COG #7  1986 Kawasaki Ninja 1000R  1977 Yamaha XS650 Standard  2004 Little Blue Chevy  "Over the hill it's five bucks.  Here in Idaho it's a hundred and eighty."  
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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2008, 08:25:00 am »
When ever I get a "new" bike, I test the high speed stability.  My thinking, which is wacky i know, is that if it stable and tracks straight, then, the frame and alignment is correct.    Anyways, I held the throttle at speedometer reading up to 135 to 140.  This probably not accurate on account that I was not looking, but glimpsing down for long.    After I installed the Race Tech emulators, straight rate springs and racing synthetic fork oil, it was about the same but without the high speed wander or "dancing."  I love this bike.    I'm going to save up for another pony in the stable.  The new 09 R1.  It'll be interesting to see that top speed....    Jack