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post #21 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 02:03 PM
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The only thing that holds the scram back from making the same hp as the bonnie is its cams and the pipes that make a uturn Othere then that the motors are about the same as far as pistons heads and so on.They do use a 270 deg motor and a bonnie uses a 360 deg motor ,but that wont hurt anything.

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I normally drive at 70-75 mph on the highway. I am over 90 at least once a week....I have been upwards of 100 numerous times and have been >120<125 twice. The bike feels solid at 90 but does get a little dicey depending on road surface. Its the perfect self regulator...I have the need for speed...but this keeps me behaving...
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108 MPH (GPS Log) over a .75 mile run starting speed about 65), going up hill from 3' above sea level to 24' (don't know the degree of incline) at night. Not sure what the clock was indicating as I was watching the road. Had more left but had to back down before crest of hill due to long, straight stretch at top where things with blue lights sit.

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108 MPH (GPS Log) over a .75 mile run starting speed about 65), going up hill from 3' above sea level to 24' (don't know the degree of incline) at night. Not sure what the clock was indicating as I was watching the road. Had more left but had to back down before crest of hill due to long, straight stretch at top where things with blue lights sit.
Er, 21' rise over 3/4 mile? I'm going to call that 'flat'. I do realize you live in Florida, so you have many degrees of flat, but for the sake of this conversation I think a simple 'flat' will do here.

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Er, 21' rise over 3/4 mile? I'm going to call that 'flat'. I do realize you live in Florida, so you have many degrees of flat, but for the sake of this conversation I think a simple 'flat' will do here.
LOL... NO it was a hill. One of the steepest parts of my ride home. The rise was probably only 1/4 mile or so looking at the GPS Graft... the run was a total of 3/4 miles. OH, and get this.... it was heading into Mount Dora (elevation 144 ft !!!)

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eh...who am I to talk. I may have 9000' passes only a few hours away in the Sierras but I live in the delta. The biggest hills we have here are the levies.

Actually, those mountains are part of why I posted my original question about Scramblers and top speed. Not that I so much want to ride one at 100 mph every day, but I would want to have reasonable power when I head up to the mountains and get into that thinner air.

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eh...who am I to talk. I may have 9000' passes only a few hours away in the Sierras but I live in the delta. The biggest hills we have here are the levies.

Actually, those mountains are part of why I posted my original question about Scramblers and top speed. Not that I so much want to ride one at 100 mph every day, but I would want to have reasonable power when I head up to the mountains and get into that thinner air.
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I'm in ROcklin.
A few of us were up there for a ride just last month...several Bonnies in the mix as well. Sadly, we seem to have lost the best of the riding season in the mountains and even the foothills at this point.

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Really the cheapest way to get more power and speed is buy a good used bike that is made for speed and power. I don't mean that in a smart azz kind of way either. After 35 years of riding I have seen people waist untold sums of money trying to eek out every last little oz. of power from an engine that was not made to do much more than it does. I see those guys at my ZRX forum pay more for engine "upgrades" than I could buy a good used bike for. In my opinion if it looks, rides and sounds good just ride the dang thing and quite worrying about other peoples stuff.

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Last winter we were getting stuck in the snow on a mud road at 8300'. No loss of power. I had more than enough. That is the wonderful thing about EFI.

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