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I saw that on Headline News. LOL Getting up to 90mph scares the hell out of me! I guess I'm showing my age.
 

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there are so many factors that scream BULL$HIT about this whole deal. a guy on another board lives in that area and heard the an interview with this guy. he was on an RC51 which unless HIGHLY MODIFIED (turbo etc) wont even do 200mph. plus the cops reaction time with his finger on the stopwatch etc. etc. etc. :roll:
till i have all the facts i wont believe he was doing over 200mph.
no matter what he was hauling A$$ and you have to remember lifes little words..........

YOU PLAY, YOU PAY :roll:
 

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QKENUF4U said:
there are so many factors that scream BULL$HIT about this whole deal. a guy on another board lives in that area and heard the an interview with this guy. he was on an RC51 which unless HIGHLY MODIFIED (turbo etc) wont even do 200mph. plus the cops reaction time with his finger on the stopwatch etc. etc. etc. :roll:
till i have all the facts i wont believe he was doing over 200mph.
no matter what he was hauling A$$ and you have to remember lifes little words..........

YOU PLAY, YOU PAY :roll:
I was thinking the guy might have had nitrious, it'd get him up there on speeds and is much cheaper than turbos and other upgrades.
 

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Well just to add in some pertinant info, the kid works at a custom motorcycle shop that specializes in superchargers and the cops said it was a custom bike.

THis is a copy of the email a guy on a local board got after emailing teh newspaper to bitch them out.



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Mr. Tilley apparently works at a shop that specializes in supercharging motorcycles, and his bike is, according to the police, custom. The big Hondas are certainly capable of such high speeds under modification, and apparently this guy has (or had?) one. But it is definitely possible he will contest the stopwatch clocking, not that it really matters. So what if he was driving 180, not 205? At that speed, it make little difference legally.


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One of the things I read said it was a CBR 1000RR, but maybe it was an RC51. 205 isn't really that hard to get, like I said in another post I can get my stock 9R to 180. Nitrious would get the trick done.
 

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Nitrious would get the trick done.
not sure how ya figure that. if you are running 180mph at redline then NOS is NOT going to help you go faster for the simple fact you have NO MORE RPMS to climb.
this is from the kid supposedly........

this guy claims to be him, and it sounds legit enough...
sorry if this has been posted up already...

http://www.sportbikes.net/forums/showthread.php?t=10677&page=5&pp=15

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All right, I was the one who got the ticket and it is time to clear some things up. For one, I was riding a 2003 Honda RC51, "heavily modified" with 2 Brothers slip on pipes and, well thats all the mods I have unless you count the "I stop for wh***s" sticker. Next, the bike wasn't impounded, it was towed so it wouldn't be in the roadway. Ok, on to the tickets. 205...uh no. I am personal friends with the owner of "Hitman Motorsports" and tonight, Sept. 22, we did a top speed run on his dyno, in 6th gear, and maxed nearly 60mph slower than I was arrested for. The "no motorcycle endorsement" is because my licence was expired, I do have a motorcycle endoresement for all you people digging into me about that. The stop watch method may be accurate at times, but this is un-conceivable for my motorcycle to approach 205. Honda's RC211v, which is Honda's MotoGP race bike, 5 cyclinders and 268 horespower, just broke 200mph on the track within the last week. And we are talking about a 1/2 to 3/4 million dollar bike. And for you gear-heads, I had on Joe Rocket Boots, Shoei helmet, Leather gloves, Ballistic coat, and leather bottoms. Also, both of us were arrested, and no, the slower one did not get a warning, he was ticketed for 111mph on a F4i. I hope this clears things up for everybody, I am just sick of everyone saying things about what they dont know, making me look like this horrific person. People speed, and if anyone knows anything about the "Flood Run" (which was the ride I was on, which by the way benefits the Gillettes Children Fund) I would be a hell of a lot more concerned about the 7,000 bar-hopping motorcyclist out on the road. 99% of the people you hear things from are misinformed. If you have questions, I will answer them. And one last note, this is information you don't know, the pilot who clocked me, was clocking me, the F4i, and flying his plane at 110mph all at the same time. Think about that for a second.


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TO answer some questions this happened about 5-6 miles south of Wabasha on 61 heading towards Winona. I haven't talked to the flood run organizers, however the officers did say they were there because they knew the event was taking place and they have had a history of "excessive speeders" on the last stretch down to Winona. And while we were on the side of the road, I would estimate 200-300 bikers passed us, but no one pulled over. And in response to Merlin509, there are some decent steches on that road, but even if my bike did do 205, I personally wouldn't feel comfortable. And the stretch down to Treasure Island you are talking about, one of my old roomates was killed on that road earlier this year.

And on the subject of this stopwatch calculation, you have to sit back and think, and believe me I have done a lot of this, about human reaction time, the fact that he was running two stop watches and flying his plane at the same time, his degree of angle on my when I crossed the hash-marks on the road, plus depth-perseption. I really do appreciate everyones feedback on this, and I will keep everyone informed.
 

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QKENUF4U said:
Green Knight said:
Nitrious would get the trick done.
not sure how ya figure that. if you are running 180mph at redline then NOS is NOT going to help you go faster for the simple fact you have NO MORE RPMS to climb.
this is from the kid supposedly........
My bike maxes at 180 and I'm not red lined. I'm sure it has another 10 to 20 MPH more if it had the power. As far as the guy going 205... You realise that if the guy using the stop watch to time him was a fraction of a second off in the quarter mile time it could drop 10 to 20 MPH off his actual speed.
 

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i have seen this 205 mph stuff everywhere just seems very astonishing to me that someone could go that fast on a road with cars around
 

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Green Knight said:
One of the things I read said it was a CBR 1000RR, but maybe it was an RC51. 205 isn't really that hard to get, like I said in another post I can get my stock 9R to 180. Nitrious would get the trick done.
you fail to take into account the 10% error in speedos so thats not ACTUAL MPH thats just INDICATED speed.
as for NOS doing the trick, maybe your bike doesnt REDLINE at the 180mph (which would be 160mph in REALITY) but NOS WILL NOT pick you up 45mph IMHO. :roll:
 
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