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Oregon cop strikes gold traffic violations

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by DanGer, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Apr 24, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    DanGer

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    wow. going 100 mph in 55, they have guts to be going that fast in that speed limit.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    May 2003, on the San Francisco to Miami Gumball 3000 Rally, the first CCR in the United States received the biggest speeding ticket in the world; 242 mph in a 75 mph zone somewhere in west Texas.


    A Minnesota motorcyclist may have hit a record for a speeding ticket: 205 mph.
    Minnesota State Patrol pilot Al Loney was flying over U.S. Route 61 near Washaba, part of a task force cracking down on this fall's "Flood Run," an informal motorbike ride that takes place twice a year along the Mississippi River.
    He looked down and saw two bikes racing at high speed, and when one shot ahead, Loney waited till the rider reached a white marker in the road. Then he clicked his stopwatch.
    A quarter mile and 4.39 seconds later, the rider reached another marker. Loney did the math: 205.11 miles per hour.
    "I was in total disbelief," Loney told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I had to double-check my watch because in 27 years I'd never seen anything move that fast."
    Samuel Armstrong Tilley, 20, had soon been pulled over and booked for reckless driving, driving without a motorcycle license and driving 140 mph over the posted speed limit of 65.


    Maybe he had to pee.....?
     
  4. Apr 24, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I read the story about the bike. It was a Honda RC51. NO WAY it could get up to 200+ mph unless it was modified. And more than a pipe and tune. Normally, they only go about 160 or so, stock.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    my truck might do about 200 mph...if you dropped it out of a plane
     
  6. Apr 24, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    It's not hard to develop the build/tune to hit that. The "gentlemans agreement for bike governors is 187...In theory no production bike will get faster than that, unless you un-govern it. With the right cams, fuel management, pipe, filter, and the right tune...You could wind out 205...Not sure I'd want to tho.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Well, I dont know. Being as the RC51 in stock form only puts down about 130 h.p., your gonna need MUCh more than a tune, cams, etc, on a V twin bike to bump it up another 40 or 50 h.p. needed to pull the gears required to hit that speed.
     
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    I'm not sure either- Limited experience with V-Twins- but my stock 600 Inline 4 hit 162 (on a closed course) and had some left. I've installed a pipe, filter, and fuel management with a generic tune since then. Sadly I have bolted on larger testicles...so I haven't been able to try to top that.

    RC51 weight ~430 dry...Some drive gears (-2,+3) might help top that speed out....I think it could be done...but ::shrug:: Any one got an RC51 they want to let us test with??
     
  9. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I have a buddy with an RC51, and it will never get to that speed unless a turbo and gearing swap is done.
    162 for a 6 is pretty respectable. Most of the new 600's are barley getting that, IF getting that speed.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Whats your point, Jeff?
    :)
     
  12. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    im just sayin

    it reminded me of a song :)
     
  13. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    i think i would get on the radio and call EVERYONE nearby to come see what i just did if i stopped those 6 cars at the same time
     
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