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A death wobble stopped me and was never interested after that.Besides it's not how fast you get there but how good you look getting there
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that is why i like tall wheels/tires
and the friction control for the steering.
power to weight has a lot to do with it. friend probably weighed 80# and the tricked out 100 was probably putting out in the 20's hp. a big jump from 9 hp @ 7200rpm.
my suzuki b100p would clock 80.
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Down the straight at Lakeside my 74 went 115 on the speedo. The gun said 109.

And yes, on a naked bike above 100 the wind does want to push you off the back. I'm fairly used to it but the guys that have been riding faired bikes all their lives find it a bit daunting.
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I'm not sure I agree with that one.

I go reasonably fast.

But I've been married 3 times so you KNOW I have no balls.
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so what is the final ratio
i forgot to mention i was running a 22 instead of a 19.
man, some sad days there, had a friend with a yamaha twinjet 100 that would clock out at 120mph. talk about a lot of statues to #?!# on.
running "p's" and redline at 7500.
That Yamaha would smash the current 100cc record at Bonneville.
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Fact or Friction...
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We took a well prepared stock Yamaha Seca 650 Turbo to the salt and could not exceed 125mph.
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FWIW, from my experience I don’t believe that ANY showroom-condition, street worthy 1960s or early 1970s, US or British made bike, of 1000cc or less, would manage a genuine 110mph, under any conditions at all.

The 90mph, 100mph, 110mph and 120mph figures use as model denominators by Triumph were all track-test figures.
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