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Author Topic: I Hit The Ton Today!!!  (Read 260 times)

High On Octane

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I Hit The Ton Today!!!
« on: May 05, 2013, 10:21:51 PM »
Yeah buddy!  Well, according to ever so accurate Smiths speedo anyways.    ;)

There I was coming home from work today...  The bike was running good and I am getting a feel for the ride and braking so I decided it was time for some highway action.  Coming off of Colfax east bound I jumped on 225 South and opened her up!  I actually had to hit the brakes at the top of the ramp because I caught up to the slow traffic.   :)   Merged over into the center lane and cracked it wide open!  After about a half mile or so I peaked down and caught a glimpse of almost 105mph (so probably closer to 85-95mph ) and it was awesome!    8)  Not officially The Ton, but a respectable speed none the less, and she was still pulling too.

Let me tell you something though...  A vintage ribbed bias-ply Goodyear on the front wheel on grooved paved with a cross wind DEFINITELY makes for an exciting ride and keeps you on your toes.    :o  I actually reached down and tightened up my steering damper.  I was skeet skeet skidaddelin all over that lane, but I never lost confidence in my bike or my capabilities and just rode with the flow.  It was actually a lot of fun, but I'm kind of crazy like that and an adrenaline junkie ( look at my avatar ).  Though, I don't think I'll get on grooved pavement again until I get some new rubber on the front, but it was a glorious action packed ride.


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Re: I Hit The Ton Today!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 10:28:29 PM »
 8)
« Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 10:33:03 PM by Lady_Enfield »
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Re: I Hit The Ton Today!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 06:09:24 AM »
Very good!
The speedos vary in terms of inaccuracy, so you possibly may have made The Ton.
They typically read about 10 mph too high, but sometimes they are only 5 mph high, and on some rare occasions, they are within a couple mph of being right.

If you plan to try it again, bring a GPS with you that has a speed display, and mount it on your handlebar. That's what we do when we do a speed test, because of the speedo inaccuracy issues.
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Re: I Hit The Ton Today!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 02:15:27 PM »
Congrats, dude!
Hope the speedo is accurate, but ball park error is usually about 10%. But the bike should be capable of going that fast.
Those ribbed tires suck. Be sure to stay away from the Avon Skidmasters!
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Re: I Hit The Ton Today!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 03:29:19 PM »
Congrats, dude!
Hope the speedo is accurate, but ball park error is usually about 10%. But the sbike should be capable of going that fast.
Those ribbed tires suck. Be sure to stay away from the Avon Skidmasters!
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I'm going to be installing Shinko 705s in the near future.  Unfortunately my alternator took a shit my 1st day having it on the road, so I'll be ordering that from Hitchcocks on Friday.  I'm going to ask around and see if a friend has a GPS unit I can borrow so I can see what the bike really does.  Oooh!  Maybe my buddy will let me borrow his i phone with with the g force video app!  Lol

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