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#1 Tarantula

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:29 PM

I was just wondering.....I've heard so much talk about the 110MPH speed limiters on the Can Am Spyder. Now that my machine is fully broken in, I decided to see how fast it could go on the freeway. I saw 110MPG roll by, then 112, 114, 116, 118 and finally at 120MPH I decided there was no speed limiter on my spyder. YEAH! Im happy about that. I still wish it had 6 forward speeds though....maybe seven? Anybody else do over 110MPH yet?
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:37 PM

I was just wondering.....I've heard so much talk about the 110MPH speed limiters on the Can Am Spyder. Now that my machine is fully broken in, I decided to see how fast it could go on the freeway. I saw 110MPG roll by, then 112, 114, 116, 118 and finally at 120MPH I decided there was no speed limiter on my spyder. YEAH! Im happy about that. I still wish it had 6 forward speeds though....maybe seven? Anybody else do over 110MPH yet?

How did it run at 120 mph

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:06 PM

.... I saw 110MPG roll by...


forget the 120 miles per hour, i want to know about the 110 miles per gallon!!!!!!! :D
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:17 PM

forget the 120 miles per hour, i want to know about the 110 miles per gallon!!!!!!! :D

wow 110 mpg i knew i ordered the right machine. ken you need to have him set up your bikes> just joking with all have a great holiday
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:51 PM

forget the 120 miles per hour, i want to know about the 110 miles per gallon!!!!!!! :D



I was so excited when I wrote this "topic" that I wrote MPG instead of MPH....OOPS!!! LOL! But you all know what I meant right? ;)

How did it run at 120 mph

120 MPG oops I mean 120 MPH was a short burst of speed, nothing sustained....but I have to say the Spyder felt stable and well controlled.
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 10:06 PM

I have you beat. I sustained 127mph +/- for about a mile before backing off. I found the Spyder just as stable at that speed as it was at 40mph. :riding:

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 10:18 PM

We all know the yellow is faster :D :D :D :D
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 09:56 AM

I have you beat. I sustained 127mph +/- for about a mile before backing off. I found the Spyder just as stable at that speed as it was at 40mph. :riding:

Thats crazy....
How many rpm's are you at at 127?
Do you think there was more left to go?

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 01:15 PM

mmmmmmm, spyder at high speeds is amazing. I gotta be honest and say I enjoyed the spyder at 100 just as much as I enjoys a street bike at 140-145
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:28 AM

Just an FYI....Three weeks ago my friends & I went riding. One of them brought their son with them who had a Suzuki 600 crouch rocket. We ran on Ga. Hwy. 515 while I was walking away from him I glanced at my speedo and it said 141MPH and still climbing I shut it down....Do not need that speeding ticket especially with the Georgia super speeder law or another accident. Yes, the Spyder will run. I have also done a 300 foot burn out with mine. Just an FYI. My Spyder has shocked many with it's performance!

Hey anyone out there done a wheelie with a Spyder???

Edited by Spyderman09, 26 March 2011 - 10:30 AM.


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Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:25 PM

Just an FYI....Three weeks ago my friends & I went riding. One of them brought their son with them who had a Suzuki 600 crouch rocket. We ran on Ga. Hwy. 515 while I was walking away from him I glanced at my speedo and it said 141MPH and still climbing I shut it down....Do not need that speeding ticket especially with the Georgia super speeder law or another accident. Yes, the Spyder will run. I have also done a 300 foot burn out with mine. Just an FYI. My Spyder has shocked many with it's performance!

Hey anyone out there done a wheelie with a Spyder???

You need to change your speedometer over.You're reading KM/h.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:29 PM

You need to change your speedometer over.You're reading KM/h.

That's nothing.. My new RS which I've only been able to ride twice has been up to a screaming 66mph.. unless you count me trailering it back from Tn to indy.. had it up to 87mph.. Right now 66 is good for me..

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:22 AM

That's nothing.. My new RS which I've only been able to ride twice has been up to a screaming 66mph.. unless you count me trailering it back from Tn to indy.. had it up to 87mph.. Right now 66 is good for me..


Yeah, I agree.

I've hit around 80.
Being an old man who doesn't have the blessings (yet) of complete senility I started thinking about it.
I ran well out of nerve before I ran out of motor.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:30 PM

You need to change your speedometer over.You're reading KM/h.

nope,...mines on mph and I had mine up to 140 MPH and had more to go but, had to back off and wait on all my HOG friends....

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:56 AM

mine had it to 170 yep 170 klm hahahahaso if there is a limiter in them tell me how 2 get rid of it lol
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:22 PM

Hey anyone out there done a wheelie with a Spyder???


First one to say yes is a liar. :P :D

Hit 111 twice, definitely had more to go but ran out of clear road.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:50 PM

I so agree with the 6th gear thing. I've only put 400 miles on my new RT and I said the same thing to my husband - it needs a 6th gear. Also, I thought I was doing great when I went 74 MPH and here you went 120 OMG :)

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 07:55 AM

The RPM limiter comes at a little bit over 9700.
To hit 141 mph you need a 29 tooth sprocket and a little bit more power than stock.
With the stock sprocket it is impossible to reach 141 mph because you hit the limiter latest at 135-137.

With aprilia mile cams and power comander you can reach the limiter in 5th gear but not possible with the stock engine.
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:50 AM

The RPM limiter is there for a lot of reasons... One being... The suspension on any factory Can Am Spyder is NOT set up for 130+mph driving. You need far stiffer suspension allowing for solid rider input. Not sloppy and unresponsive like the factory suspension is.

Anytime you start talking 110mph or higher, the suspension MUST be worked on for consistent driving at those speeds or one wrong move and the driver is ejected and the bike is destroyed... I think I read a BRP Rep calling it... The Human Dart Effect.

Leave the speed needs on the track, not the roads (Unless legal of course). These are 650-950lbs bikes plus liquids, rider and gear. Yes many of us can go fast in a straight line. Now what about animals, kids, obstructions and the others on the road?

Other than that... The rest is self explanatory. :riding: :beerchug1:
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