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was just reading through a thread in the newbie section http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?p=882754#post882754 and busatom's comments mystified me. you guys all know that sportbike speedo's read on average around 5-10% high right? and you do know that the fastest bikes (busa and zx-12) will barely reach 300km/h with a very looooooooooooong straight right? please stop bragging about going 186 mph because in reality barely any of you have ever gone that fast.
 

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I was reading that thread and was thinking the exact same thing. I didn't feel like playing the devil's advocate and saying something though :laughing
 

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This guy I know says he's been up to 280 km/h. I don't really believe him because my bike has a few more ponies than his and my bike will top out at about 265. Speedos are not accurate. Especially the ones of 5+ years ago but I think the newest digital ones aren't much better.
 

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Geez I just got a GPS for my bike and found that around 80km/h and under the speedo reads anywhere from 4 to 6 km/h too fast. At over 100 to 160+ it reads over 10 km/h too fast. I almost want to get a damn speedohealer now only cuz I can't stand when things don't work right.

As for bragging about the speed... meh I'm slow compared to 80% of the people anyhow.
 

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You may not want to use the speedohealer. Your speedo and odo are driven by the same signal on bikes. So adjusting the speedo will bring your odo off calibration and will start to read less km's than actually ridden.

Unless you don't actually care about the odo.

In that case the speedohealer works REALLY well (from what I've heard)
 

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If the speedo's are out, then the odo would be out as well. So it would be a good thing if the odo read correctly. Especially if it brought the reading down.
 

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that would be a good thing if the odo read correctly. Especially if it brought the reading down.
While speedos do read a little inflated, odos are usually accurate. It won't bring your odo down, but will start to register less km's as of the time you make the adjustment
 

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Wow some of you guys must have big kahoonas cause theres not much chance I'm gonna go any 280 kph. From what I've read on the internet my bike... a kawi 1000 concours tops out at 153 mph which is only 246 kph so for most 600's to do 280kph would surprise me. So I agree theres some ego goin on here. But I've still never had any desire to go over 200 kph.
 

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You may not want to use the speedohealer. Your speedo and odo are driven by the same signal on bikes. So adjusting the speedo will bring your odo off calibration and will start to read less km's than actually ridden.

Unless you don't actually care about the odo.

In that case the speedohealer works REALLY well (from what I've heard)
Well seeing as the Speedo reads off I'm sure that the odo is off as well. That would make sense since they are using the same sensor. I'm not worried at all about mileage. It's a bike and it should be ridden. Lots.
 

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was just reading through a thread in the newbie section http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?p=882754#post882754 and busatom's comments mystified me. you guys all know that sportbike speedo's read on average around 5-10% high right? and you do know that the fastest bikes (busa and zx-12) will barely reach 300km/h with a very looooooooooooong straight right? please stop bragging about going 186 mph because in reality barely any of you have ever gone that fast.

I went 174 mph once. Does that count?
 

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Wow some of you guys must have big kahoonas cause theres not much chance I'm gonna go any 280 kph. From what I've read on the internet my bike... a kawi 1000 concours tops out at 153 mph which is only 246 kph so for most 600's to do 280kph would surprise me. So I agree theres some ego goin on here. But I've still never had any desire to go over 200 kph.
Only well-prepped 600cc race bikes get up to the 280 kph (174 mph) range, but even a stock, modern 600 would beat your Concours in a top-speed test. You may have more cc's, but compare its aerodynamics to an R6 or the like and it's no contest.
 

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Interesting...buddy was talking about doing 170mph when my speedo read around 220km/h. Maybe his speedo is off. Or mine...one of the two. Although I've had mine up to about 250km/h on the speedo and it really didn't seem to want to go any faster...so maybe mine IS right?
 

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I got my f4i up to 230km/hr up a pretty steep hill when I was up north and im sure if I was going downhill I could of hit 250km/hr
 

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true enuf.

i don't understand what the hell difference it makes to everyone whether they were going 250 or 280 or 300. IT'S ALL FAST and if you fuck up at that speed yer gonna look pretty shitty afterwards nevermind the 20kph piddling match.

i personally get all hot and bothered when a guy goes really fast in a straight line. gripping.... twisting.... hanging on.... such enormous skill!!!!
 

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now that its the off season, at least for me, and i'm between bikes, thinking about the times ieven went 200 i feel stupid. But once I get on another bike i will be tempted. Although the dark side is calling, so maybe i won't be breaking 100mph
 

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I got my f4i up to 230km/hr up a pretty steep hill when I was up north and im sure if I was going downhill I could of hit 250km/hr
Had my F4i up to an INDICATED 153mph on the weekend (on the track of course .......). That was at ~13500 on the tach.
 

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now that its the off season, at least for me, and i'm between bikes, thinking about the times ieven went 200 i feel stupid. But once I get on another bike i will be tempted. Although the dark side is calling, so maybe i won't be breaking 100mph
do iiiiiitt.

going really fast becomes sorta meaningless with a supermoto because they make you realize what bikes are really all about.
 

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it's no surprise that most sport bike owners are also jazzed by speed. but let's get a grip on extreme speed. quick acceleration and cornering are fun, but cranking the throttle gaping wide to exceed 100 mph is just stupid. it's not worth the risk. if you must hit that speed, do it briefly and back off. nobody looks good dripping out of a body bag.
 
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