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180 mph motorcycle ride ...!!!!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by wallyglock, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. wallyglock

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    sat. this early am .... just saw this on the news . didnt catch it all but heard the guy was about 25 years old and on a stolen ? bike.
    the video was pretty amazing and the cars he passes looked as tho they were sitting still , pretty close quarters too !! this dude really was gutsy !
    anyone else see this or can post the video would be nice .
     
  2. mymini40

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    How did you know it was 180 mph??
     

  3. Creatism

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    Most bikes are only capable of 160-170. To go faster then that requires nitrous or a turbo. But still at those speeds your almost what triple the speed limit depending on where you are!


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  4. RottnJP

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    That's beyond "gutsy" into "moronic."

    One unexpected lane change, and he's toast, and could easily take someone with him. Not to mention the dumbass doesn't even have a license. The cops reportedly have found him and taken his bike. He's got crap-load of violations, and nothing but a learner's permit.

    ETA: It's on youtube, and with a little google-fu you can find more of the story.
     
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  5. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    I used to worry about blowing a tire at 100 ......:alex:

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  6. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Plenty of modern bikes can hit 180. If the rider has the balls.

    I rode a friends R1 this is a 2008 model hits over 180 in this short video http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=/watch?v=H62yoJItvn8&v=H62yoJItvn8&gl=US
     
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  7. Glockdude1

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    Not true. Well built engine, valve job, right exhaust, fuel delivery, front/rear sprockets, and decent aerodynamics, a bike will go over 180 without nitrous or a turbo.

    I speak from experience. I owned a "enhanced" KZ1000 years ago, that would easily go over 180 mph. Once I had the engine performance where I wanted it, I would just swap the front and rear sprockets, for the performance I wanted.

    For stop light to stop light fun, I would use a smaller front sprocket, (-2 teeth) and a larger rear, (+2 teeth). And vice versa for top speed. Wish I would have kept it.

    :cool:
     
  8. bear62

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    My ten speed is fast enough for me .........
     
  9. whauburger

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    When I had my stock 2006 gsxr 600 I topped it out at 186, Don't think I was actually going that fast but thats what the digital spedo was saying.
     
  10. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Modern 1000-cc sport bikes can easily do 180 nowadays.
     
  11. wavetrain75

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    Yup, any pimply teenager with a part time job can qualify for a payment plan on a machine they are in no way qualified to handle.

    I hit 135 on my brother's Honda Blackbird before I flat chickened out. Maybe because it got there in the same amount of time it took to twist the throttle 3/4 open. I was in third gear and my butt was still pulled hard into the seat. It clearly had A LOT left before it was topped out.

    Quiet, no mirror shake and pulling hard through 135 with two gears left. Not bad for a 12 year old carbureted rice burner.
     
  12. USMCsilver

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    You either had some speedo issues, meant to type 156, or where high on drugs. :tongueout:
     
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    And how many fat old farts driving supercharged Corvettes are qualified to handle those cars?

     
  14. Creatism

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    Outa curiosity was that according to the speedometer cause those are horribly inaccurate, not that radar guns are any better. but my gsxr 1000 was lucky to hit 170 according to radar. Now I also weigh a healthy 220 that might have something to do with it as well.


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  15. Jonesee

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    This is NOT true!

    The modern street / track bikes (liter bikes and above) are capable of these speeds and are electronically limited by the computer on board. You can reprogram or re-chip the bike to lift the limiter.
     
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  16. Creatism

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    My gsxr was an 01 or an 02. So it's been a full decade sense I even thought about it so I'll give you that one.


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  17. NateHodge

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    Hmmm, I'm not buying that. I had a 2003 R6. Top out was 156, and I hit 166 with my nose up the ass of a 929RR until he started pulling away.





    QUOTE=Creatism;18873653]Most bikes are only capable of 160-170. To go faster then that requires nitrous or a turbo. But still at those speeds your almost what triple the speed limit depending on where you are!


    Typed from my iPhone.[/QUOTE]


    Another vote for "not true". I rode with several guys that had literbikes and all of them would easily hit 180+. IIRC, there was a gentlemans agreement between Yamaha, Kawi, Suzuki, and Honda to not build bikes capable of 192mph. A few were electronically worked to allow faster speeds, and a few of the guys were dumb enough to hit 198mph.
     
  18. Rabbi

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    The agreement speed was 300Kmh. (186mph)
     
  19. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    I must be a wuss.

    I was doing 110 mph on the 91 fwy in Fullerton, CA on a KZ1000 and decided that was enough.
     
  20. fnfalman

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    Nope. Doing the Ton Plus on a KZ is pretty damn brave. That damn thing must have wobbled all over the place.