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Do you drive at speed limit?
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Posted 7/16/13

DAN213 wrote:

After purchasing my bike, I have lost all desire to speed in my car. In my car I always drive the speed limit. If I'm on the bike I don't ride slower than 90mph on the highway..

You dont change much with age

I bought a grandma car from a grandma giving up driving. Really.
But I still have two Hondas I drive the hell out of.
First is my daily driver, a Honda Shadow VT500c that just turned 10,000 miles. Very agile and surprising quick.
My pride and joy is a Honda Super Magna 750 V-4 with only 4800 orig miles. Very rare as it is nothing like the Magna
The car.is one that seems to suck the fun out of life 5-15 over the limit.


Put me on the bike and I am like a kid again 15-40 over, A bit old for a crotch rocket, not comfy.
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I actually observe the speed limit and drive accordingly. $!#@ me right? Are people so impatient that they can not wait to receive a ticket or meet a horrible vehicular demise?
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Posted 7/16/13 , edited 7/16/13
Not gonna lie when my friends and I are on the freeway we let loose sometimes pretty rarely though almost always late at night when no ones really on the freeway. It's just to test how fast we can push our cars after we install new parts. I've hit 110 mph and im afraid of going faster but I've seen my friend hit 120. Man that rush of adrenaline feels good man feels good. But when not fucking around i normally drive like an old person staying at the speed limit the roadsigns say or under.

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I ride my current bike (CBR400RR NC29) below the speed limit, especially in town where cars are very likely to pull out in front of me, if I'm going too fast my stopping distance increases and I may end up in the side of a stupid car driver. My new bike (Kawasaki ER-6f) will also be rode carefully and below the speed limit. If you're not careful you could easily end up starting off at 60, whistling, looking at your clocks and wondering why they are saying 120 and there are flashing blue lights behind you.

Any idiot can ride a motorbike fast, it's riding slow, into the curves with a knee down that brings out the thrills (and if you practice riding at or below the speed limit into the corners you'll end up going around them much faster than an idiot who only knows how to go fast, even if they are on a Fireblade and you're on a 21 year old NC29).

Though I did have a discussion with my American friend recently. For some reason in the US it's not recommended at all to have a 600cc bike as a first "big" bike, for instance a ZZR600. Over here in the UK it's recommended to get a nice 600cc for a first bike, for instance a ZZR600...
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Posted 7/16/13
I normally stay 2-5 mph above the speed limit while driving very cautiously...

...unless I'm driving on the highway in a big city. Then I'm like "'Eff the speed limit and 'eff common courtesy!" because driving fast and driving aggressively is the only way to drive SAFELY when surrounded by impatient, reckless, inconsiderate idiots without obstructing traffic or ending up in a wreck yourself.
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20 / M / California
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Highways in central Cali are 65, so my limit is 10 MPH over that, but I'm trying to make it so that I only go over 5 MPH. In residential areas, I usually go speed limit.
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Posted 7/16/13
After getting polled over several times for speeding, yes I now drive at the speed limit.

Honestly I try to leave early enough to not be in a rush.
Posted 7/16/13
I got a 12 sec Impala SS. So I know what you mean
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drive the speed limit or little slower
Posted 7/16/13
In residence area, I drive at the speed limit or slower, but usually I drive 5 mph more cuz everyone does so I have to follow it. In highway, I speed 10 mph more if I'm too slow it might be dangerous
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A $200 speeding ticket taught me not to speed anymore. That was when I was about 20. I've not done it since. Plus the fact that if I do screw up and lose control of my car, I might be lucky just to kill myself and not a family in a minivan. I think about my nephews and nieces and that's helps me remember not to speed.

Still, the limit here is 75mph and in some places it's 80 so it's not like the limits are holding us back.
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28 / F / georgia, usa
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Posted 7/16/13
i always drive the speed limit not when i was a teen of course but i'm after having kids you tend to slow down a bit lol and thankfully after 2 insane speeding tickets my husband is starting to finally get the picture and slow down too :p
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24 / M / SoCal, HB
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Posted 7/16/13
f**k that sh*t, speed limit, I ain't paying no 1k plus ticket
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21 / SA TX
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Posted 7/16/13
I drive 15 to 20 above also hehe but am very considerate to other drivers.. but ive been driving since i was 9-10
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32 / M / So Cal
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Posted 7/16/13
We have a mix of chill and asshole CHP(California Highway Patrol) officers.

Some will see you doing 80MPH, drive by you and smile. This means it's ok, and he doesn't care. When this happens, a convoy forms with the cop car in the lead, hauling balls down the freeway.

Most people here go at least 5MPH over the speed limit, whether it's a 25MPH or 65MPH zone.
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