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Old 06-13-2009, 10:33 PM
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Top speed

I took it upon myself to do a little experiment today. I'm sure many of you have tried this before, but I finally decided to find the top speed of my DS. I erased the current "top speed" in my Garmin and stuck it under the seat (the little tool pocket). I do know that the Garmin's speedo is accurate, which I found out the hard way with a nice speeding ticket a couple weeks ago. Cops radar matched the speedo perfectly, great success! Now with that out of the way, I was able to start the fun.

I did the test on a flat paved road in the middle of the country, not down a main street in the city like I have fantasized about doing for so long, that will have to wait for another test day. You can see for miles, so I made sure there were no cars/people and pinned it. I was surprised how fast it got up to top speed, pure acceleration. I bounced off the limiter in fifth.

And the verdict is.....112KM/H. It's not overly fast, but these things are NOT built for top speed. And it's definitely quick enough for a quad in my opinion, since there are no tracks that I personally know of that you'd be going that fast on anyways. The mods done to my quad are listed down below (my signature)

Thanks for reading!

(I do not advise riding on public roads, this was all just a very realistic dream )
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u have 18's on ur's?
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Yeah they're 18's. The stock ITP quad cross tires on the MX.
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what is that..like high 60mph?
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69.59 mph = 112kph
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ya i got the stock holeshot sr's 20s it should have just a little more top end than ur's becuase its geared differently
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:49 PM
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I think the YFZ's do like 130 KM/H. Theres not really a need for that kind of top speed on any tracks that I know of. Fifth to the bar would be a pretty sketchy jump, screw that.
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ugh...i hit like a little kicker that was like a foot tall in fifth pinned like months ago and it freaked me out...

although there were times when i was still able to ride that i kinda wanted a 6th gear...the motor feels like it has so much more than 5th will allow...
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:42 PM
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Yeah the motor would handle a 6th gear no problem. I hit the limiter in fifth easy.
I was rippin down this trail last weekend and went over this big rolling hill in 4th. I don't think I got any air but I felt weightless the whole way down the other side. It was awesome.
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ya man 5th on a track bearly happens and it is sketchy 5 on a jump can have bad results!!! lol i draged raced my buddy he has a trx 450 and i got him off the line but he cought up to me and past me they got more top end for sure but i get em out of the whole and i carryed the lead till i got to 5th rate before the limiter
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