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Top speed hit on your Guzzi

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Corn Oil Kid, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. iainw

    iainw Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I'm impressed!
     
  2. Tonerjockey

    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    Took 3 years of effort and about $30K.

    This year should be interesting. Got me some Mike Rich "Glue and screw" heads, built a new exhaust, & a different Megacycle cam. Dyno shows abot a 40% increase in HP at the crank.

    Tons-0-fun!

    Alex
     
  3. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Alex,

    As you know every HP or mph is expensive. I believe Jason Pridmore compared his GSXR race bike (several hundred Ks invested) to an off the show room GSXR and the difference in lap times was only about 2 seconds.
     
  4. Supaflee

    Supaflee Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Yesterday while out riding I had the opportunity to give my 1993 Lemans V 1000 a bit of a handful . Lovely long straight of about 3 K's , no police , warm afternoon , no traffic , just me and Mrs Guzzi .
    At one stage the speedo clock was showing 210 KPH , from memory the rev counter was 6500 , I cant remember whether I was in 4th or 5th . Probably 5th I reckon .
    First time I've done that speed on this bike , wow she sounded cool , the inlet tract really screams at those revs , with my head just a little above the screen .
    Supaflee
     
  5. TalkingGriso

    TalkingGriso Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Just saw an indicated 125 on my G12. I backed off before he did.
     
  6. Carl Allison

    Carl Allison Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I had a Sigma bicycle speedometer on my Sport 1100i so I'm hoping the speed was closer to reality than the stock unit on the bike. On Patterson Pass Road near Tracy, California at the 90˚ turn by the Tesla substation to the curve, 20mph -> 134.1mph -> 35mph in 1.4 miles. Fastest I've ever been. Not likely to go that fast again. Fear of speeding tickets predominates.
     
  7. iainw

    iainw Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I guess the best way to get a pretty accurate reading of speed is to use GPS, either a satnav or down load an app for a smart phone.

    I've checked the Guzzi by an app on my phone and up to 40 mph it's reading 5-10% fast, it's a bit difficult to hold it bang on and there's a couple of seconds delay in the calculation on the phone. At 70 and 80 mph it's arounf 3-5 mph faster than the GPS reading. My Alfa Romeo can be set on cruise control which makes it a whole lot easier, and reads 5% faster than GPS up to 90 mph.

    Iain
     
  8. Supaflee

    Supaflee Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Carl , I dont understand your figures . I dont want you to go do it again , I just dont get the meaning of your numbers .
    Betcha it was fun anyway .
    Regards Supaflee
     
  9. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Supaflee, quick acceleration from out of one curve ( the 20 to 134.1) then a quick braking to get down to 35 for the next curve. All accomplished in 1.4 miles. Pretty good run in anyone's book.
     
  10. Supaflee

    Supaflee Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Thanks JZ .
    Now it really makes sense . I wish I knew the piece of road , it sounds like fun .
    Just like music, when you practice it and know it well it's beautiful , but dont ever play a wrong note .
    Regards Supaflee
     
  11. jiltedjohn

    jiltedjohn Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    90 mph in first gear on my 06 Griso.....................................then I woke up
     
  12. Stevie

    Stevie Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Went for a spin Saturday and briefly saw an indicated 136mph. :D
     
  13. GuzziHero

    GuzziHero Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    1978 V50/II - 106 indicated. I was slipstreaming a Goldwing Owners Club however!

    1995 1100 California - 105 indicated. REALLY struggling at that - I'm sure that bike just wasn't running right.

    2008 Griso 1100 - 130 indicated. I do this regularly, I stop when the RPM hits the red in top.

    To be honest, 130 is good enough for me. I remember being on the FZR1000 at an indicated 171 when the oil light came on!
     
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    johnno Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I remember once waiting at traffic lights and looking down at speedo on griso and it reading 182 mph :?
     
  15. FrostBittenCanadian

    FrostBittenCanadian Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Just saw this thread... Hit 160+ kph ( 100-105 mph) 2 up with the bags loaded. ( careful in Ontario, 50 kph over and the vehicle is seized and your suspended). Did see 349 kph though at a stop light with a wet sensor
     
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    MJPTexas Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I hit 117 indicated on my Cali 1400 Custom before I ran out of road.
     
  17. SgtCrump

    SgtCrump Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Recently saw 137 on the Griso (8V SE) speedo....at 7500 rpm....flat road, no wind.....didn't go back the other way to average....good enough for me.....
    Mine is a Todd Special....
     
  18. DC950

    DC950 Just got it firing!

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    however fast a LeMans V engine with an SP gearbox and rear end will go on the back straight of Road Atlanta at 8000 rpm with me in a flat track tuck.

    It would still pull nicely at 8k but I could never bring myself to go over that, visions of blown engines and me crashing and all that.
     
  19. guzzigray

    guzzigray Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    That's about 140mph. I've done 7700rpm in top on the back straight at Seattle Pacific Raceways. Approx 135mph.
     
  20. not-fishing

    not-fishing Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    I'm old, take to long to heal and don't care about top speed. All I know is by my G11 is faster than my old 400f and will scare the Bejesus out of me in fourth gear.
     

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