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I did something yesterday that I had never done before on my R. I was out riding with one of my good friends and we hit an open stretch with no cars in sight. He rolled on the throttle of his Victory Hammer and I nailed the throttle on my R. I pulled ahead immediately and just kept the throttle wide open until I hit the rev limiter in 5th gear!!!!! Never done that before. What a rush that was. I have been over 130 on it before, but never bounced the limiter in 5th!!!:notworth:
 

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Cool.:notworth:
 

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I've never hit it in 5th. I've had it up over 130 and the wind wanted to rip my 1/2 helmet off along wih my head, so I backed off. Since I always ride with a 1/2 helmet I don't see me getting it up that fast.
 

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I wear full face while riding, unless I am riding 2 up with my girl. Then I wear my half helmet. We have matching helmets :hidesbeh:
 

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In all fairness, I bought them way back when i still had the sporty!!
 

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I have a 30 tooth on my 03 and have never hit the limiter in 5th. And I swear I was nudging 140. But it is kinda hard to see at that speed. And WAY fun!
 

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So, how fast were you going when you hit it?
 

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That's fun ain't it!! Have done it a couple times. 143 indicated on my R. Backed off and "cruised" at redline for about 10 miles at 3/4 throttle, what a blast. Out in the middle of no were, no drive ways, intersections or even turn offs. Nothing but sawgrass and swamp to harm, uh, except myself {:0
 

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Not real sure, was tucked in real low and could not see the speedo clearly. Somewhere north of 130 is all I know.
 

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Bro...I think it's time to take a look at the clutch.Sounds like a little top end slippage.Have you made any clutch mod's ? I noticed in your avitar that she's been down the track a time or two,you might want to have a look.And please don't do that again unless your on the track,the consequences could be terrible.

Blackcat :nos
 

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streetrodder06 said:
I wear full face while riding, unless I am riding 2 up with my girl. Then I wear my half helmet. We have matching helmets :hidesbeh:
Rob and I have matching Carbon fibers :) But we have 2 bikes as well :)
 

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It was the limiter for sure. It did the same as when I hit the limiter in the lower gears. My clutch is stock right now.

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Bro...I think it's time to take a look at the clutch.Sounds like a little top end slippage.Have you made any clutch mod's ? I noticed in your avitar that she's been down the track a time or two,you might want to have a look.And please don't do that again unless your on the track,the consequences could be terrible.

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In high gear with all the resistance and lack of mechanical avantage it's easier for the clutch to slip thus letting the engine rev into the limiter.If your equiped with a 28tooth pully on your bike It should go 130mph+++
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The bad thing about going that fast is when you hear someone say, "watch this,,,,,,,followed by "Oh sh*t! LOL
 

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good deal!!! i have hit 4th but not 5th thought i was close a couple of times and ran out of room
 
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