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Default How fast can you go in 4th gear w/conversion?

I was haulin' ass the other day and was racing a corvette and found myself doin' 103 in 4th gear!
I never thought it would get that high in that gear. I've had the bike up to 120+ but over 100 in 4th?
I was shocked.

So how fast have you been able to get that scoot up to in 4th gear?
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I dont have a conversion and I've been over 80 in 4th. Does that count?
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Well, mine only has 4 gears, and it goes over 100.
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My speedo hasn't worked in a while, but when It did, and I really wound things out, I could just about hit 100 before I felt the need to shift. That was before I got the tach.
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I was haulin' ass the other day and was racing a corvette and found myself doin' 103 in 4th gear!
I never thought it would get that high in that gear. I've had the bike up to 120+ but over 100 in 4th?
I was shocked.

So how fast have you been able to get that scoot up to in 4th gear?
You left out the most important part, Did you beat the vette????????
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Oh sorry....yes I did....It was close though. Was a ZO6.
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Mines a 4 speed. My eyes start rattling a 110 so I back out til things stop shaking around she has plenty more than that though. the 90 inch conversion has me thinking about loosing a tooth or 2 on the rear sprocket. I would still back out when my eyeballs go to rattling though.
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I can go faster than I really need to, that being said I don't push my bike past 75 anymore because I believe that it is just plain stupid on my part to try to do that. I have no reason to go that fast. I will beat my bike like a dog all the way up to 75 but I will not push it over that, you have one close call at speeds above that and you will rethink about wanting to go fast on a bike. Once is all it took for me.
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