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Offline AndrewNZ

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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2018, 03:10:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rfsci [+]
Terminal velocity is normally the maximum freefall velocity (steady state) you need to ride off a very tall cliff to achieve this, and to hang onto the bike..

If you let go you won't go so fast.

It was humour! Just in case you missed it?  :038:

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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2018, 03:41:10 AM »
I never wanted to go faster on the bike until Triumph told me I couldn't.   :005:

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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2018, 06:49:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by vsteel [+]
I never wanted to go faster on the bike until Triumph told me I couldn't.   :005:
Bad boy...  :164:
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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2018, 10:05:29 AM »
 
*Originally Posted by vsteel [+]
I never wanted to go faster on the bike until Triumph told me I couldn't.   :005:
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I will rarely, if ever, get to the limit again, but it just bugs me that the limit is artificial.
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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 08:56:24 AM »
OK gents, I get the point of being restricted to your very individual freedom, but really do you think that the lazy Triumph engineers (yes they are, I can prove it) would've put this limit if it wasn't for a reason?
Anyway, unless I'm doing a track session, I won't try and hit that limit ever.

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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #45 on: Yesterday at 12:41:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
OK gents, I get the point of being restricted to your very individual freedom, but really do you think that the lazy Triumph engineers (yes they are, I can prove it) would've put this limit if it wasn't for a reason?

At a guess it is restricted to reduce any tendency to premature wear caused by high piston linear speeds, thus providing a more reliable and durable engine, probably, or similar, maybe  :008:


I'll never be old enough to know better !

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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #46 on: Yesterday at 02:45:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
At a guess it is restricted to reduce any tendency to premature wear caused by high piston linear speeds, thus providing a more reliable and durable engine, probably, or similar, maybe  :008:

No, don't be silly.....Triumph restricted the top speed 'coz they didn't want the Tex to upstage the Speed Triple.

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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #47 on: Yesterday at 03:24:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
No, don't be silly.....Triumph restricted the top speed 'coz they didn't want the Tex to upstage the Speed Triple.
No, they just don't want to be fitting steering dampers like BMW do, for 55MPH tank slappers!  :005:


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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #48 on: Yesterday at 05:23:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
OK gents, I get the point of being restricted to your very individual freedom, but really do you think that the lazy Triumph engineers (yes they are, I can prove it) would've put this limit if it wasn't for a reason?
Anyway, unless I'm doing a track session, I won't try and hit that limit ever.
More likely at the request of the corporate lawyers, than the engineers.
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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #49 on: Yesterday at 10:46:49 PM »
Have max'd out both my 1050 and 1200 Triumph's (on a race track obvoiusly- with perfect conditions) - the 1050 was very stable at 130+ 2 up with luggage - the 1200 is a bit hairy at  110mph +. Different bikes  :002:

 


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