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Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:02 am quote
Even though this video has been posted twice before, it's great to see it again.

Bravo UK police!
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:50 am quote
Yes Bravo.... But why do they always call them mopeds? . Guess I have 2 "mopeds" that both go well over 100 mph....
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:59 am quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Even though this video has been posted twice before, it's great to see it again.

Bravo UK police!
Whoops - missed that
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:01 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
Yes Bravo.... But why do they always call them mopeds? . Guess I have 2 "mopeds" that both go well over 100 mph....
Silly rabbits!
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:16 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Yes Bravo.... But why do they always call them mopeds? . Guess I have 2 "mopeds" that both go well over 100 mph....
I have one too!
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:41 am quote
Stromrider wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Yes Bravo.... But why do they always call them mopeds? . Guess I have 2 "mopeds" that both go well over 100 mph....
I have one too!
What's the fastest you've ridden the GTV?
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:48 am quote
I like it when justice is done!!

Many years ago my daddy once told me "son, sometimes stupid can hurt". Fine words of wisdom for a dad to his son.

Paul
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:04 am quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Stromrider wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Yes Bravo.... But why do they always call them mopeds? . Guess I have 2 "mopeds" that both go well over 100 mph....
I have one too!
What's the fastest you've ridden the GTV?
155 on the speedo so about 95 mph. Still had room left on the throttle.
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:08 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Stromrider wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Yes Bravo.... But why do they always call them mopeds? . Guess I have 2 "mopeds" that both go well over 100 mph....
I have one too!
What's the fastest you've ridden the GTV?
155 on the speedo so about 95 mph. Still had room left on the throttle.
Wasn't that scary as &@?#! with the 12-inch wheels? I get a little apprehensive WOT on the BV and it's got 16" and 14".
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:09 pm quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Stromrider wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Yes Bravo.... But why do they always call them mopeds? . Guess I have 2 "mopeds" that both go well over 100 mph....
I have one too!
What's the fastest you've ridden the GTV?
155 on the speedo so about 95 mph. Still had room left on the throttle.
Wasn't that scary as &@?#! with the 12-inch wheels? I get a little apprehensive WOT on the BV and it's got 16" and 14".
Not at all. Might be I'm a little crazy but also the advanced training courses I took I did on the Vespa. Obviously I wasn't going as fast as that on the courses but the did teach high speed maneuvers, emergency braking etc and really built ups my confidence in the scoot. Vespa makes pretty good scoots.... The 12 inch wheels manage surprisingly well at speed and most importantly I feel the Bitubo shocks help the bike feel more planted.
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Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:16 pm quote
Just tell us you're a wild man and be done with it.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:17 am quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Stromrider wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Yes Bravo.... But why do they always call them mopeds? . Guess I have 2 "mopeds" that both go well over 100 mph....
I have one too!
What's the fastest you've ridden the GTV?
155 on the speedo so about 95 mph. Still had room left on the throttle.
Wasn't that scary as &@?#! with the 12-inch wheels? I get a little apprehensive WOT on the BV and it's got 16" and 14".
I go full out on the BV350 all the time and feel total confidence. My speed-o has hit 103 and I wanted more.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:17 am quote
When the going gets tough the tough gets going. Thumbs London Police.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:18 am quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Just tell us you're a wild man and be done with it.
You need to see how 150 mph feels on a motorcycle
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:24 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Just tell us you're a wild man and be done with it.
You need to see how 150 mph feels on a motorcycle
I have the C650 as well which may as well be a motorcycle. I know the guys at BMW consider it one. I've gone at least that fast on it.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:53 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Just tell us you're a wild man and be done with it.
You need to see how 150 mph feels on a motorcycle
Ain't gonna happen.

The fastest I've ever driven a motorcycle is 93 mph and I seriously doubt I'll ever find a reason to go any faster on a PTW.

I may not have much going for me at 57, but I hope common sense is one of them.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:13 am quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Just tell us you're a wild man and be done with it.
You need to see how 150 mph feels on a motorcycle
Ain't gonna happen.

The fastest I've ever driven a motorcycle is 93 mph and I seriously doubt I'll ever find a reason to go any faster on a PTW.

I may not have much going for me at 57, but I hope common sense is one of them.
Whoops just realized Web-tech put mph and not kph. Yeah 150 mph is a little crazy if not on a track. I've done 110 mph on the BMW but that is about as fast as I'd want to go. On a track with a good straightaway and say on one of the big BMW's I could see myself hitting 150 mph sure. Not really risky on a closed course and proper track. I've thought about doing a track day and may get around to it sometime.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:47 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Just tell us you're a wild man and be done with it.
You need to see how 150 mph feels on a motorcycle
Ain't gonna happen.

The fastest I've ever driven a motorcycle is 93 mph and I seriously doubt I'll ever find a reason to go any faster on a PTW.

I may not have much going for me at 57, but I hope common sense is one of them.
Whoops just realized Web-tech put mph and not kph. Yeah 150 mph is a little crazy if not on a track. I've done 110 mph on the BMW but that is about as fast as I'd want to go. On a track with a good straightaway and say on one of the big BMW's I could see myself hitting 150 mph sure. Not really risky on a closed course and proper track. I've thought about doing a track day and may get around to it sometime.
It's all where you do it.
I did 150 + on a GSXR 1100 leaving Washington DC on Rt 395 Express Lanes in Va. when I was all by myself.
I was the first one on the road when they switched directions and just I opened it up. Last I looked it was going past 150 MPH. I was kissing the gas tank just about. Road had just been paved so it was like glass till I went over a bridge, that was a thrill as my butt lifted off the seat just a little
This was back in the 80's and I was on a bike a customer loaned me for a few hours after tuning it up.
Have not been on a crotch rocket but once since then. I got my Thrill of them.Try to stay off stuff that will go over 100 mph now.
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