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With a few minor mods, I have had my Volusia up to 140 MPH on a stretch of Runway in Robbins Ga where they used to land SR-71s... it was night, though and my clocker, my girlfriend, moved back to Canada to continue her career in pornography.

I have beaten Valentino Rossi commemorative R1s in drag races and once out ran a Lamborghini Gallardo through a set of cones with my Volusia... unfortunately, it killed me, where I immediately was sent to Hell where the devil rode a Harley Davidson that ran at 100 all day. And the only motorcycle shops would only sell you bikes if you paid to have magic cams installed.

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With a few minor mods, I have had my Volusia up to 140 MPH on a stretch of Runway in Robbins Ga where they used to land SR-71s... it was night, though and my clocker, my girlfriend, moved back to Canada to continue her career in pornography.

I have beaten Valentino Rossi commemorative R1s in drag races and once out ran a Lamborghini Gallardo through a set of cones with my Volusia... unfortunately, it killed me, where I immediately was sent to Hell where the devil rode a Harley Davidson that ran at 100 all day. And the only motorcycle shops would only sell you bikes if you paid to have magic cams installed.

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My goodness you are in rare form today. LMAO
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The speed limit on the interstates in many places is 70 mph and in some states is 80. Traffic routinely flows 5 to 15 mph over that posted speed limit depending on the area.

The C50 is not designed or intended to ride at those speeds, especially for a long time. Yes, it can do a true 80 mph, but that is with the throttle pegged and no power left to pass. You in effect, become a moving speed bump for faster vehicles... Which isn't a whole lot of fun.

It took me trying to ride with bikes that could easily keep up with traffic, especially in a group to finally understand that. When everyone else can easily accelerate from 60-100 in a matter of seconds and your bike's acceleration at that speed is measured in calendar days, it really tells you something...
I learned to drive in Houston where the speed limit was the minimum speed of traffic that was often going 75-80 in bumper to bumper traffic. Last year in Salt Lake City, the traffic was moving at 90-95mph; the c50 is not made for that traffic situation. On the other hand, get off of the freeway and start enjoying the mountain roads and have a great time enjoying the views from the c50. The c50 is what it is and can be a great joy to ride in the right places.


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I learned to drive in Houston where the speed limit was the minimum speed of traffic that was often going 75-80 in bumper to bumper traffic. Last year in Salt Lake City, the traffic was moving at 90-95mph; the c50 is not made for that traffic situation. On the other hand, get off of the freeway and start enjoying the mountain roads and have a great time enjoying the views from the c50. The c50 is what it is and can be a great joy to ride in the right places.
Jim I don't think most people deny this. For the vast majority of people, including Skrap, riding back roads on the C50 can be very enjoyable. I know he put down a lot of miles on back roads with his C50. All he is saying is he found the limits of the bike and they are very apparent once you hit them. He was a big fan of the bike until he started riding with a bunch of Harley riders and his motor died an early death.

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Jim I don't think most people deny this. For the vast majority of people, including Skrap, riding back roads on the C50 can be very enjoyable. I know he put down a lot of miles on back roads with his C50. All he is saying is he found the limits of the bike and they are very apparent once you hit them. He was a big fan of the bike until he started riding with a bunch of Harley riders and his motor died an early death.
So what you're saying is 'he found the limits of the bike' then carried on pushing it 'beyond the limits of the bike' and blames the bike?? He sounds real intelligent then


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So what you're saying is 'he found the limits of the bike' then carried on pushing it 'beyond the limits of the bike' and blames the bike?? He sounds real intelligent then
Nope, not at all. John is actually a cautious rider. Just about the time he really started to feel the need for a new bike his crapped out. Honestly I think I make him a little uncomfortable because I tend to ride a little fast.

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Jim I don't think most people deny this. For the vast majority of people, including Skrap, riding back roads on the C50 can be very enjoyable. I know he put down a lot of miles on back roads with his C50. All he is saying is he found the limits of the bike and they are very apparent once you hit them. He was a big fan of the bike until he started riding with a bunch of Harley riders and his motor died an early death.
Yep, after owning any vehicle for some time, you will find out the limitations of the vehicle...kind of like a SO...


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The top speed is usually dictated by ones courage!
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I have a volusia 2004 with vance and hanes pipes and jets. Today on the highway reached 105 mph on the GPS.
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