New personal best on Hobbit :)

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I know you can set the vapor up to be pretty accurate, but you really need to check that against GPS. The higher you go the further off the speedo is, and that could but a few mph or more off. With your intake setup I would be suspect regardless of the rest of the engine that you were edging 70, but either way you are flying.

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Stated top speed is just such a poor metric

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Nice job Roger! Hell yeah!........ I'm jealous.

I hope I can get to that point one day.

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> JBOT, NOT YOUR FREN AT ALL Wrote:

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> Stated top speed is just such a poor metric

Point of the thread is to inspire others. Like Bobby, Dean, Joe.S etc etc of yor. I know their builds (even if some came before I arrived on scene) inspired me :)

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You don't understand what I'm saying

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Matt Mahloch -- MBM Customs /

Top speed on these things tells how much power you’re making. Good job OP.

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Jack Rutherford /

how do you stop?

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HAY GUISE I WENT 120 ON MY MOPED ARENT YOU INSPIRED!?!?

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I've approached 60 and just don't think it's a great idea. But I'm getting more and more cautious. Top speed is so much fun , I agree.

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> Jack Rutherford Wrote:

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> how do you stop?

- I got EBR forks, front disk brake, and nice rear pads. Stops pretty darn good.

- With the DR, Athena, Wizard and Malossi kits, I could avg 55 and sometimes behind a truck or slightly down hill touch 60 before losing steam. I rode with my phone on the handle bars with GPS speedo for sometime but I removed it when I got the trailtech to be pretty much on par with it. You can fine tune the Vapor unlike other units out there. I do plan on replacing it with a 60mm GPS speedo in the future.

FYI Jbot, I am running a big transfer/huge split exhaust port Scooter Kit and matching pipe not a Hobbit kit or pipe

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> Marc Friedman Wrote:

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> I've approached 60 and just don't think it's a great idea. But I'm

> getting more and more cautious. Top speed is so much fun , I agree.

Everything is so much faster while taking a nap . ;)

A lot safer , too . LOL

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Baron Von Hamilton /

Where are pics of the bike?

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Video or you're full of shit

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I don't refute your claim.

I'm saying that top speed claims in general are stupid and mean nothing.

It's a dumb metric.

Too many variables to make it worthwhile as a statement .

Wind speed, slight downhill, rider weight, etc.

Especially thru a programmable speedo which can be off.

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The only time I was ever really confident in a speed run it was with GPS on a windless day with back and forth runs on the same stretch of road and averaged, as is done for the top speed stats of cars etc. The runs were 2mph different.

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My personal best top speed ... I forgot the # , but I know I can back with a big ole smile on my face . That's probably the very best metric . ;)

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My best top speed was everyone else getting small in my mirrors really really quickly, until they eventually disappeared.

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My top speed was why the fuck am I going this fast on this thing...then went back home and started thinking about how to build a bike that can handle the faster numbers....I wasn’t going that fast either

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The real purpose of the build for me was to keep up or or beat the Honda Groms/150cc ruckus's around here. I'm the last "active" moped rider in Central Florida.

Next on the plate is cutting down on the wind resistance. I don't care if a big faring looks dumb on a moped lol. I already got one very similar to this one off my Yamaha cafe racer motorcycle that I plan on using. Works great on my bike. I just have to buy a bigger headlight :)

Anyways, it is cold now, so no riding the Hobbit till I finish this and work getting the blinkers wired up etc.

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Well, you Might see another moped riding around soon, but I am not going to worry about keeping up with Rucki.

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Over 60 on a moped is an out of body experience.its definitely an unusual feeling.

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> Marc Friedman Wrote:

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> Over 60 on a moped is an out of body experience.its definitely an

> unusual feeling.

It is maybe in the city but out on long smooth open roads 60 seems like your going slow, I ride large motorcycle type moped bikes most times and then 60 seems like 40mph

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> It is maybe in the city but out on long smooth open roads 60 seems like

> your going slow...

This is so true. Splitting lanes during rush-hour at 35 feels like 90 on an open freeway.

Just curious - you know what temp you're running at top speed / 12.8k? Assume that gets toasty quick?

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Roger Suarez Wrote:

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> I'm the last "active" moped rider in Central Florida.

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> Anyways, it is cold now...

Too cold to ride?

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61="cold" lolz! :)

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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> 61="cold" lolz! :)

That's very true , when a soul is accustomed to mid 80s to mid 90s . ;)

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> > 61="cold" lolz! :)

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> That's very true , when a soul is accustomed to mid 80s to mid 90s . ;)

And , that's not taking into consideration wind chill ... Brrr . ;)

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Douglas Binder /

Impressive. I've only hit 61mph on my Puch Maxi and that was set up with full aerodynamic fairing. What have you done to the Hobbit? Still 50cc?

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People don't read, he stated above. LC scooter kit.

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