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I generally don't really like highway riding. Especially in heavy traffic. Never had a bike over 80 mph. And don't plan to. Stay safe all you speed demons!! ??
 

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If you think you've gone 100+ mph on a C50 Suzuki...... You're living in a dream world.

Yup, I couldn't hold 80MPH traffic in Florida on the C50. It probably did an honest but very scary 85MPH. I seriously doubt my C50 could make it to 90MPH. On a hot day with no wind, it struggled at Florida Interstate speeds. It was fine up to 65MPH, after that it got a bit scary.
 

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I generally don't really like highway riding. Especially in heavy traffic. Never had a bike over 80 mph. And don't plan to. Stay safe all you speed demons!! ??
It's evident that you never rode with Ron...
 

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If you think you've gone 100+ mph on a C50 Suzuki...... You're living in a dream world.

Yup, I couldn't hold 80MPH traffic in Florida on the C50. It probably did an honest but very scary 85MPH. I seriously doubt my C50 could make it to 90MPH. On a hot day with no wind, it struggled at Florida Interstate speeds. It was fine up to 65MPH, after that it got a bit scary.
I somehow managed to touch 100 (indicated) on my C50. It was really 88mph and it was wound completely out.
 
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How fast will a VL 800 go, I don't wont to here a lot I think it will or it should go, I have a 2003 VL800, Anniversary edition, 11,300 miles, I run Mobil V-twin oil, with factory wind shield & Bags, I weigh 200# I know for a fact the speedometer is 5 mph fast at 70 mph, it tops out at 95 mph (Indicated) on level ground normal wind, I have debaffeled pipes, K &N air filter, drilled air cleaner cover (4) 3/4 holes along the bottom, rejeted carb, Jet size is a #.059 drill, metering rod has 3 washers under it, I run mid range fuel, I don't know what the octane is. It seems to have good all around performance, idle, mid-rang-pulls good from 40 mph in 5th gear. Best mileage is 48.9 on the road, 36 around town. I'm a retired auto teacher so I understand how thing should work. some people claim 110 mph, do I need to find a good mechanic??
 

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I also have a 2003 Volusia, the title don't specifi, but when I run a check on the VIN #, it comes back as a 2003 Suzuki Intruder Volusia VL800k, idk what that means. But, I weigh 260#, no saddle bags. I've had the bike for 2 weeks. Speed omiter says 115, I hit 98, two times the first day. A week later, I hit 105. This is according to the speed omiter. I know it's right, friend was driving my car following me when I bought bike. Thing drinks too much gas, tho
 

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With bags and no windshield I have seen 101 mph indicated with my 230 lbs on an ‘03 a couple times but it’s screaming to do it.
 

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I got mine up to 105 mph indicated once, way back when I just got her broke in....she now has 100,000 miles on her and she can do 95 indicated but that is it....on level road, with side bags, and I am 40 lbs heavier now than in 2007 when I bought her new...and she has a small windshield. Her best cruising speed is around 75 indicated...
 

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Hello! Assuming the speedometer is correct, my 2008 C50 seems to top out at 110 MPH. I can just push the needle all the way up going after it full throttle. ..
 

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...Just double-checked top speed. Let's call it 107 MPH based on speedometer. Up to 100 MPH is effortless, from there it takes some work. Even going after it full throttle, I couldn't get the needle up more than halfway between 105-110 MPH.
 

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You guys understand that the speedometer is at best, inaccurate, right? There is approximately a 10% error in which it will read fast. While the needle says 100, the actual speed is really less than 90... The only way you're going to go beyond 100 in real life is to put it in the bed of a truck.
 

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my 2005 vl800 has a windshield and hard side bags has been DE baffled and 4 holes drilled around the silencer ,0n stock pipes that's all the mods on mine stock air filter , stock jets . i don't normally go above 70 mph unless in a emergency as the speed limit in uk is 70 mph ,but to just see what the old girl is still capable of these days i tried here on dual carriageway it had flat stretches' plus one or two hills as well and she plodded along happily at 93mph i did have a little bit more on my throttle if needed
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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.

I did get better.


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I believe I still have the Volusia speed record. The trick is to lighten the bike... remove the fenders... that fake swing arm removal is good for an extra 5bhp. I have out run FBI helicopters and crop dusters and jealous husbands in Alfa Romeos...


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Gas cap mod will get you an additional 5bhp.
 

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The speed limiter on my bike (me) is set at 70 mph.
 
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