What is Your favorite speed?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by BlueWhizzer, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Pilotgeek

    Pilotgeek New Member

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    I need to get one of those Predators. The other day at Harbor Freight, I sort of had a moment with one. I was walking past it on my way to get a 1/4" torque wrench (on sale for $20!) when I saw it sitting there. I slowed down to casually check it out. I glanced over to take a quick looked at it, but we caught eyes. I stared at it, it stared at me; we both sat there for a moment before awkwardly looking other ways. I walked away and continued shopping, but we both knew it was love. As I walked out of the store, I whispered to myself, "some day..."

    Plus, it would be pretty cool to make a Predator themed bike with a Predator engine. I don't think I can pull off the invisibility cloak though.

    Back to the topic at hand, I would probably cruise at around 40 if I had a Predator =)
     
  2. Dave31

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  3. Allen_Wrench

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    I know what you mean. I thought I had a nice, straight patch of Troy Rd. all to myself. Then, coming up beside me are two hooliga...er, I mean two young adults riding what seemed to be, at a guess, a 49 cc Ruckus. They were not the ones from our mobile home park. They said something to me, all I heard was "blah, blah, blah Grandpa". That's when the little devil on my left shoulder whispered about how I was the sole rider; their vehicle carried two. And they had 49 cc, I had - well, you get where this is going. I put them behind me as quickly, but as safely, as I could. Don't know how fast I went, but I'm afraid it wasn't my usual 25 mph.

    Grandpa indeed!
     
  4. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman New Member

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    rotfl awesome

    Would have loved to see the looks on their faces! :D
     
  5. thegnu

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    25 to 30 feels great , but lately ....... more is better when I can open it up . (speed is an addiction once you get a lil bit ya gotta have MORE ! ) LOL

    Gary
     
  6. Vaughn K

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    mine is about 20-23 mph on a good road. 18-20 on not soo good road.
     
  7. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    I like cruising @ 25 mph, if there's no traffic around.

    That's with a Tanaka 47R engine, 27" tall tires, 8-speed shift kit w/ 46.36:1 first gear and 15:1 in 8th gear.
     
  8. multipaul

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    When the roads are fine, I'm one of the guys who drive their bike with WOT.

    Since 2008 my 30cc rear wheel hub engine in my Hercules Saxonette is licensed as a moped to 45 km/h. It is the only one in Germany and it was a hard (and expensive) procedure to get the license. Other bicycles of this type are limited from factory not to run faster than 20km/h (12,5 mph).
    So I enjoy every minute going up to 48 km/h (30 mph) at 7100 rpm which is its actual top speed without wind and in in the plain. The other car drivers and moped riders can't believe it. And I have fun to see their astonished faces.

    Multipaul
     
  9. Pilotgeek

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    I had to look up what a hub engine is, I had never seen one of those before. That's really neat.
     
  10. Steve1990

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    18-20mph. Much faster and it starts to shake too much. It tops out about 33mph when its running right.
     
  11. multipaul

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    Hallo Pilotgeek,

    Hub dynamo is well known, so I thougt my engine must be a hub engine.

    Here the bike from my wife:
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    Here an engine in the wheel:
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    My engines are at least 20 years old. The bicycle is made in 1988.

    Multipaul
     
  12. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Is that the Fitchel & Sachs engine? How old is it? I have a 1934 98cc 2 speed Fitchel & Sachs on a build I don't have on the road yet. Seems like a nice engine.
    SB
     
  13. lowracer

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    My favorite speed is Ludicrous Speed just before everything goes to Plaid
    LOL
    -Lowracer-
     
  14. Pilotgeek

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    [​IMG]
     
  15. lowracer

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    Pilotgeek,
    Yeah thats exactly what my favorite speed looks like when I go WOT on 'The Beast'...
    LMAO
    -Lowracer-
     
  16. LaLongueCarabine

    LaLongueCarabine New Member

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    Warp speed of course.

    Seriously, around 20mph seems like a butter zone. Fast enough, but very smooth. My brother and I were talking about this subject this weekend.
     
  17. MoreFasterer

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    Cruise is 150 on the highway for me.

    Oh, that bike?!?!??!

    *goes to kick self in @$$ for not having it done yet*
     
  18. alienboy366

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    With my 29er and shifter kit, on roads with good asphalt and room, I usually cruse at around 33mph and on crappier streets or streets without a bike lane, I stick to around 22-25. I dont really get any vibration throughout the rev range but I like it when my bike purrs quietly around town.
     
  19. DIANY

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    i like when my bike is going so fast i can barely see due to the vibration....when it feels like the bike is gonna fly apart into a million pieces... yup thats my fav speed...
     
  20. biknut

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    My bike won't go this fast.
     

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