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post #1 of 95 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Thruxton R at Bonneville Salt Flats starting Saturday

Land speed racing starts on Saturday so taking guesses on how fast a stock engine 2016 Thruxton R will go.

Stock engine does not mean stock of showroom motorcycle.

Bike has Meerkat x pipe and megaphones, fairing, chin spoiler, sprint pod filters, power Commander , no rear fender, sprocket changes, and required safety equipment.

The engine itself is showroom stock.

I'll be running from Saturday thru Wednesday, so what do you think?

Remember the speed is an average speed over a timed mile, not the highest speed.

I'll let you know who was the closest by August 15TH.
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Oh man. What's the over/under?

130 mph is my uneducated guess.

I wish you all the luck and fun in the world. Very much enjoy your posts and videos from the salt!
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135 mph

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been there, done that.
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138 mph.

Have light breakfasts and skip lunch.

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138 mph.

Have light breakfasts and skip lunch.

After two days sweating in leathers I'm about right. I'll try to represent the Triumph family.
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I say 139.
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144 mph at a guess
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Low 140's though with a little good fortune I'd like to think you'll hit 148 .
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138 my guess
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post #10 of 95 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Some brave projections that are in the 140s.

I've got to be honest this my 5th trip to do this and this one has me little spooked.

A lot of aerodynamics changes that have only be tested to 115 mph. I've been up to about 197 mph before but I knew that bike would work at high speed.

The set up is a little risky with less trail on short wheel base with fairing set more for lift to dance across the salt than provide down force.

My biggest fear with this year's setup is tank slappers.
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