"I pulled you over for Speeding. Do you have any idea how fast you were going?"

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Mr. Motorcycle

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

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"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".


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Thursday, July 24, 2008

how fast did you say?

I need you to tell me how fast is the fastest you have ever driven a motorcycle.

Be honest. No exaggerations.

I'm going to use this in a future post with your permissions of course.
I have my reasons.

Me, 110 MPH (Aprox.) but I'll say 110. I was not clocking myself. Someone else said I was doing that.
To Mrs. Motorcycle. Disclaimer...If you are reading this, It was a very long time ago, and I NEVER ride like this anymore!


Lady R (Di) said...

Well, I myself saw 97 mph and I decided I had all the fun I needed for now. LOL! I know my Glide will go over 100, I just haven't had the you know whats to push it.

Dean "D-Day" said...

The fastest on a bike: 80 mph

I'm not really a speed freak and I'd like to be able to ride for many more years.

Lucky said...

Top Speed: ~105mph
Least reasonable speed: 40mph on a scooter through a right hand turn. Never did that one again...

Anonymous said...

70 mph on my Hugger and she feels like I am going to blow off the road!

Anonymous said...

I know this will surprise you, but I was clocked at 102. Oh wait, that was a dream - just like the one I'm having about you no longer riding unreasonably.
Mrs. Motorcycle.

Dean "D-Day" said...


FLHX_Dave said...

Hmmm...geez, on the stock FLHX? 115, and that took some work with the wind to my back leaning over on the tank,(but the bike is solid on the straight!). Honda VTX? 105 mph, unstable and dared not push any harder. On the Seca, 120mph, then speed wobble, rode that out, got off the bike and threw up on the side of the road. Ninja 600r modified, around 135mph, then pussed out because all I saw was myself as a bloody skidmark on the road. (they say that bike will top out at 165 stock. I will never know however) So I will say 130mph just to be honest with a +-5mph for speedo error.

Oh wait, I was doing mach 1 on that Dodge Tomahawk in a dream once...does that count?

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Thanks to all who have contributed this very well needed scientific study data.

I am still waiting for the rest of you.

Mrs. Motorcycle, Seriously, would I joke about a thing like this!

Unknown said...

Linked over from Lucky's Great Motorcycle Pizza Tour.

I ride an '05 Suzuki V Strom 1000. At 120-130mph it starts closing the secondary throttle butterflies to limit the top speed. I've hit the limiter on a curvy stretch of interstate. Of course the guys I was trying to catch kept running away from me. :)

I don't normally ride that fast, but it was nice to know the bike and I could both handle it. Very smooth and comfortable at that speed too.

Big Daddy said...

123 on a hardtail chopper
26 years ago over a bridge in Fall river Ma.
since then 90-95 is a fast day. and even in the land of 75 mph speed limits it's rare I go Over Eighty.
I did have to find out about my sporty when I first got her. found out she has a built in limiter,107.
You can't keep your boots on the forward pegs at that speed. the air pushes your feet off. Gave myself a good scare as feet flailing at that speed isn't really conducive to stability.

"Joker" said...

I'd say between 90 and 100 someplace on my 1200C. That was only to blow by a bunch of trucks and other ball-bags that I didn't want near me on the highway. I usually cruise at 70 to 75, though she'll do 80 comfortably. The lack of a sixth gear discourages any faster for any length of time.

Big D: I'm picturing you flying over the Braga on that hardtail. How many beers did that take?

Skybob said...

Dang! some of you guys go fast. I hope ya'll don't mind if a dirt biker comments here. My dirt bike tops out at about 75 to 80, but 80 mph on dirt is still a rush :)
. I got up to around 90 on my father-in-law's Harley. Maybe this is useless info since I don't spend much time on the pavement..take it for what it's worth. I guess I am not a speed freak either. ;)

Big Daddy said...

I knew you'd figure out the bridge.
No beers, Back then it was always whiskey'
and a set of blue lights...back in the day when you could still get away. LOL
[which is why I rarely drink today.]

Anonymous said...

I think mine was 140 mph if I did the conversion right from KMS (230). Lucky me, my soon to be Mrs doesn't read bikers blogs!

FLHX_Dave said...

Thanks Mr.M...I was thinking about this post so I went out today to see just how fast I could go, but today I could not get the glide past 106. I wonder if something is wrong with it?

Dean "D-Day" said...

Nothing wrong with your bike Dave. I was just talking to another biker this weekend and he told me that the new engines do that on purpose. They have some kind of electronic "limiter" that will shut down the back cylinder above a certain speed. I'm sure there's probably a way to remap your bike to get around that.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

As far a Dave goes..Won't be long, and Dave will have that 09 Street
glide! LOL! He won't need to re-map that 08 of his.

If it was me, I don't think I'd bother getting it re-mapped. I like quick acceleration, but don't need high end speeds. I only went that fast to see if I could. In the real world of everyday riding, 85 seems MORE than fast enough to me.

FLHX_Dave said...

What's bothering me is I have had it above that before. Your right, doesn't really matter all that much. My racing days ended after the fourth wipeout. I bought the bagger for just that reason. What was I thinking! Thanks D-Day, Mr.M for the reality check. Sometimes little old hairy wants to come out and play. Need to remember to kick that dude to the curb if I want to ride longer.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

For those of you who participated in my very scientific study in speed, I'll have my post up tomorrow!

Make sure to stop and check it out!


Mr. Motorcycle

B.B. said...

Even though I've never gone over 0 while riding my imaginary bike, I am very much looking forward to your post.

Doug Klassen said...

I've run bikes up to 130 mph on a number of occasions over the years. Fastest ever was about 150 mph on my Aprilia Falco. Disclaimer: "Closed course, professional rider. Do not attempt this at home." ;-)

If you're on a bike designed to go fast going fast is easy. The Aprilia at 140+ felt better than my old Harley or Kawasaki at 100+. Standing by the side of the road in handcuffs is said to be the hardest part of going fast which is why I sold the Aprilia. My wrists chaff easily and I didn't want to risk that.


Mr. Motorcycle said...

BB and Doug,

Thanks for your say.

The numbers were unfortunately posted prior to you comments left here.

Unknown said...

I had my Honda 700 Nighthawk up to 110 this afternoon on an empty stretch of freeway.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

That's pretty good for a 700, considering it's not it's not a rocket.