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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Proof that red is the fastest Verseys color!

I looked at my gps that records top speed last night after my commute. It had previosly been reset a week ago or so.
The max speed now reads 256mph! It has never been in any other vehicle, especially no planes.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 02:48 PM
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I looked at my gps that records top speed last night after my commute. It had previosly been reset a week ago or so.
The max speed now reads 256mph! It has never been in any other vehicle, especially no planes.


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No no no... You're reading it wrong. You were actually going 652Mph.
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maybe you accidently set it to dog miles????
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maybe you accidently set it to dog miles????
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Always thought orange was faster!
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plasma blue is fast even when on the stands
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 09:13 PM
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Like you, I find my Garmins will come up with a TOTALLY 'bogus' FASTEST SPEED reached.

Last Alaska trip my KLR 650 showed 171 mph (It was on a StreetPilot2610)! I figure that IF you took a KLR up in a C-130 Hercules and pushed it out the ramp at 3,000' above ground, its "terminal velocity" would NOT be 171mph!!!

Or - just think of the "bragging rights" when you showed that at a 'bike night' full of H-Ds....

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Oh come on! Just pay attention to the physics of the situation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshift

Clearly something this red must be moving away from you at a very high rate of speed. (By the way, if it appears blue you are approaching it a too high a speed.)

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doppler shift is your friend
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Like you, I find my Garmins will come up with a TOTALLY 'bogus' FASTEST SPEED reached.

Last Alaska trip my KLR 650 showed 171 mph (It was on a StreetPilot2610)! I figure that IF you took a KLR up in a C-130 Hercules and pushed it out the ramp at 3,000' above ground, its "terminal velocity" would NOT be 171mph!!!

Or - just think of the "bragging rights" when you showed that at a 'bike night' full of H-Ds....

Maybe it mesured the amount of vibration per second, wich was in the lower interval for a klr ...


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