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Re: Absolute top speed of stock unit-500cc T100? [Re: Matthew in TO] #601301
05/26/15 10:14 am
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"Terminal Speed" can also be defined as how fast you were riding before hitting the obstacle that "terminated" you.

Or, as my dad often said when asked "How fast will it go?"

"Fast enough to get you killed."

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Re: Absolute top speed of stock unit-500cc T100? [Re: Matthew in TO] #601436
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I've often mentioned bore/stroke ratio on sites, 41hp 500cc. 650 40 hp
destroked 750 ,works well

Re: Absolute top speed of stock unit-500cc T100? [Re: Adam M.] #603301
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Originally Posted By Adam M.
I believe Matthew that your method of trying to go as fast as possible on this bike is flawed.
Instead of "opening her up" during cruising you should go to third gear and open her up.
After reaching max speed on third you change to fourth and open her up again.
I believe your revs cruising around 100 kph weren't really higher than 4500/5000.
But because of the gearing your torque was not enough to reach higher speed.

By the way if you long for speed I can sell you my Suzuki GS1150 I used for riding before turning to English bikes. Took it today for a short spin and this bike scarred me to death with it's weight, length and brutal power available in every moment, on every gear smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ce-9n3M_Qc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj-AKbMIzDo
Well said, thanks. I didn't want to blow up my engine and put myself on the road, so I was unwilling to push the bike too hard.

Essentially I was travelling at about 110 kph and on a downhill stretch in fourth I opened her to the stops to see where she's top out. On my phone gps top speed was 129 kph. After about 3-4 seconds I dialed back to 110 kph.


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Re: Absolute top speed of stock unit-500cc T100? [Re: Adam M.] #603311
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Originally Posted By Adam M.
I believe Matthew that your method of trying to go as fast as possible on this bike is flawed.
Instead of "opening her up" during cruising you should go to third gear and open her up.
After reaching max speed on third you change to fourth and open her up again.


When they sold these bikes new, sometimes an owner came back complaining about top speed. The dealers' stock response was "What will it do in third?" The bike owner never knew the answer.

It not only gave him something to try, which might help, but it got a discontented customer out the door there and then.


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