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Finally had a decent day to go for a ride. Took old yeller out, my 76, just because. Beautiful day, about 65 degrees with no wind when I started out. After riding for appx 75 miles I hit the hwy to head home. Zoom Zoom. I did something I haven't ever done. Took her almost to the limit. 4th gear, 113mph and 7.5k rpm. (More to go) before I felt a viberation which I figured was a tire balance problem. Woo Hoo! Going again tomorrow. Same weather.
 

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I have been on several rides already this year. Glad you had a chance to get out. I had my last 1100 to 125 with more left in it(by the speedo).
 

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On my 1100 I've got that dang 85MPH Speedo, but a few years ago had the tach to 7500 RPM for a few miles on open road. Speedometer needle on the peg. Tach reads exactly 4000 RPM at 60MPH, 5000 at 75, so that's 15MPH for each 1000 RPM. 7500 works out to 112.5 MPH, I decided that was fast enough, though there was still more throttle available.

Never had the 1500 over 90MPH yet, these days would be a good time to do it with reduced traffic except the Boys in Blue are putting extra effort looking for rabbits! They've been showing on the news radar captures well over 100 MPH, as high as 134, on the city highways!!!
 

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o_O 134 mph?

that is a Felony in Oklahoma
15 over will get you a Reckless Driving citation.
 

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Took mine on a pretty good ride today. First of the year, I think. Had to take a big check over to the contractor's office, in Mesa. To get there, from Glendale you go down to I-10 and run over to the 202. Then, after the errand had been run, I jumped back on the 202 and followed it around on the new section. I takes one back to I-10, in a roundabout way. The trip over was about 28 miles. The return trip was about 90. Had fun and suffered slight TG.

As you know, John, 15 over in AZ might get you a ticket...for obstructing traffic.
 

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Ha ha ha ha,
Dennis, that is so true....

I well remember my commutes to work and back on the 202, typical hot dog drivers were toggling between 65 and 85 and then slowing to 25.... Really keeps you on your toes.
 
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