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Old 08-31-2011, 08:51 PM   #21
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I stand corrected...seems they changed it again since I lived there

http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca/61/8/61-8-725.htm
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:53 PM   #22
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Sounds like fun, but cruising at 85-90 puts me at 8k RPM. I'd feel bad running 8k for 2 hours at a time, like cruising up to Austin or something. Maybe its just me?
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:04 PM   #23
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Sounds like fun, but cruising at 85-90 puts me at 8k RPM. I'd feel bad running 8k for 2 hours at a time, like cruising up to Austin or something. Maybe its just me?
thats what i was thinking....
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:06 PM   #24
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Today, the top speed limit in the country is 80 mph. By tomorrow, September 1, 2011, the Texas Legislature will have upped the state's maximum speed limit to 85 miles per hour, faster than any other state in the nation.

We're not sure yet which of the many rural highways in Texas will be posted at 85. The Texas Department of Transportation has yet to decide. Prospective roadways must first must pass safety and structural integrity tests.

But when it does? Whoo-wee!
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Today, the top speed limit in the country is 80 mph. By tomorrow, September 1, 2011, the Texas Legislature will have upped the state's maximum speed limit to 85 miles per hour, faster than any other state in the nation.

We're not sure yet which of the many rural highways in Texas will be posted at 85. The Texas Department of Transportation has yet to decide. Prospective roadways must first must pass safety and structural integrity tests.

But when it does? Whoo-wee!
At least give some credit to the original author...

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Old 08-31-2011, 09:08 PM   #25
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So 85 plus a few mph grace and we could be cruising 90 with no worries of radar?

I like it.
Don't believe that grace horseshit,I had a pull me over and give me a ticket for doing 66 in a 65, ain't that a .
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:24 PM   #26
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Don't believe that grace horseshit,I had a pull me over and give me a ticket for doing 66 in a 65, ain't that a .
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:11 AM   #27
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hit the hov at 6:05 am and you can go 100 or so. weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
so theres like, literally no constable on the hov lane whatsoever at that time? Nice.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:20 AM   #28
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This will only be relevant west of El Paso and east of San Antonio.
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Post up where you guys see the new speed signs asap please.
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Sounds like fun, but cruising at 85-90 puts me at 8k RPM. I'd feel bad running 8k for 2 hours at a time, like cruising up to Austin or something. Maybe its just me?
i twist my zx6-r 10,000 rpm on the freeway to do 75 mph and i do feel bad on long rides but my hands feel it even worse, i put soft grips and those bar ends. -1 + 5 on the gearing .

Post up where you guys see the new speed signs asap please.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:20 AM   #31
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Ive run at 8 to 10k rpm for up to 4 hours at a time going back and fourth to la

dosn't bother the bike

edit, I had a stop or two for gas/coffee
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This will only be relevant west of El Paso and east of San Antonio.
i didn't know we had much of Texas west of El Paso?

edit* I'll blame that on your post time of 2:20am
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First post.

Does any of this apply to Houston?

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Does any of this apply to Houston?

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Funny thing is that 85 is faster than the lowest two speed ratings for car/truck tires (L & M).
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Seriously? for all the BS talk from teh sportbike crowd, I'm surprised to see this. I know guys that will run their 1970s Harley's at 90+ all day long and not think twice about it.

Run it. It'll handle it.
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8000 rpm at 80mph? what kinda screwed up gear ratio do you have?
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