Passed by a Savage, WTF??

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Passed by a Savage, WTF??

#1 Unread post by jstark47 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:41 pm

(This actually happened yesterday, but I was too tired to write it up last night).

So for whatever dumb reason, I drove the car to work yesterday. I think I thought it was going to rain or something. I'm driving home in the car, doing 70-75, look back and there's a cruiser gaining on me. Nothing remarkable, lotsa bikes out yesterday. As it gets closer, it starts sounding kinda....... lawnmower-ish??! I look over as it passes, and it's a Savage / S40! I'm doing 75 and it's passing..... I didn't even know those things could go that fast!! :confused: Rider was thrashing the poor thing WFO for every once of HP it could muster. Fortunately, he took the next exit, so I didn't have to watch the damn thing throw a rod or something. :crash:

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Re: Passed by a Savage, WTF??

#2 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:36 am

Lol those things aren't slow... Knew a guy at school who regularly hit 90 on his commute to school on his S40.
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#3 Unread post by sunshine229 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:46 pm

Hahaha that's a funny story!

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#4 Unread post by dave d » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:27 am

hey, I had a savage. I put a bigger main jet in it and a straight pipe. I got it up to 90 mph

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#5 Unread post by sunshine229 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:10 pm

dave d wrote:hey, I had a savage. I put a bigger main jet in it and a straight pipe. I got it up to 90 mph
I hope you can see the humour in the original post! ;)
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Re: Passed by a Savage, WTF??

#6 Unread post by Thumper » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:00 pm

Hey, why not...I had a Rebel I could get up to 80. It's just a matter of winding it up before shifting...those little bikes will go zoooom if you give them a chance...

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#7 Unread post by sunshine229 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:02 pm

I had my old Honda CB400T up to 140 km/h (~80 mph)
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#8 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:39 am

Very funny! It is amazing how fast that 650cc single can go. Many people don't give it the credit it deserves, it's still a 650cc engine on it, even if it's all 1 cylinder. :D

I love to hear the stories of these small "sleeper" motorcycles passing either big curve cutting bikes or fast cars. Goes to show rider skill is more than just the bike.

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Re: Passed by a Savage, WTF??

#9 Unread post by momule » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:12 am

Hell, my Burgman 650 scooter will go 115 mph, 90 all day long on the interstate, and without having to shift I can take damn near anyone off the line, car or bike and especially cruisers of any make. That Savage is the same way in that the engine is strong and has tons of torque. And they are damn near bulletproof. You, sir, are seriously underestimating the opposition.
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#10 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:44 am

And you, sir, are digging up some seriously old threads...
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#11 Unread post by HYPERR » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:12 pm

My KLX250S even when it was stock (which wasn't long) used to hit 85 mph indicated on the speedometer; which most likely was around 78 or so. With all the mods I did and the Mikuni Pumper I just installed, the bike runs like a scalded ape. It sounds awesome too! :kicking: Nothing says "Motorcycle!" like a Thumper.
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Re: Passed by a Savage, WTF??

#12 Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:09 pm

momule wrote:Hell, my Burgman 650 scooter will go 115 mph, 90 all day long on the interstate, and without having to shift I can take damn near anyone off the line, car or bike and especially cruisers of any make.
I think you missed my point, which wasn't about 650cc engines, but about big singles (thumpers). Your Burgman is a liquid-cooled oversquare twin.
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#13 Unread post by sapaul » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:31 am

Wrider wrote:And you, sir, are digging up some seriously old threads...
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