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1Back to top Go down    Million dollar highway august 26th on Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:44 am

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My wife and I will be riding the famous million dollar highway through the San Juan mountains in southern Colorado next weekend. We are leaving from Montrose in the morning and will finish at Pagosa springs, i figured it might be worthwhile to see if any other forum members will be in the area. I will post pics when I get back.


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2Back to top Go down    Million dollar highway august 26th on Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:04 pm

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Nice one Klaus. That is something my wife and I have been thinking about for a long time, look forward to your
updates and pictures.
Travel safe
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3Back to top Go down    Re: Million dollar highway august 26th on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:43 am

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Looking forward to the pics already Klaus, Enjoy!
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4Back to top Go down    Re: Million dollar highway august 26th on Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:15 pm

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Just outside of Ouray



Bear Creek falls



Silverton



more Silverton



the top of Wolf Creek Pass

I wish i had more pictures to share but when a road is that good I just can't bring my self to stop.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Million dollar highway august 26th on Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:22 pm

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I take it the K performed as it should have? Great pics.


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
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6Back to top Go down    Re: Million dollar highway august 26th on Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:03 pm

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On a section known locally as "the gun barrel" (ten freshly paved straight miles with perfect visibility) we hit 120 mph fully laden two up. The only reason it wasn't 140 was my own fear. The k ran perfectly!


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Million dollar highway august 26th on Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:56 pm

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Wouldn't do 140, the rev limiter will cut in at 8300 or close to that unless the thing has had a sad ending of course.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Million dollar highway august 26th on Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:42 pm

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I have ridden Colorado a few times, its great! I have a very similiar picture at Independence Pass. I recall a beautiful old growth Aspen forest on the west side of the pass. Have a great ride, I'm sure you will.

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Million dollar highway august 26th on Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:13 am

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Thanks for raining on my parade Rick. I'll just keep imagining that klaus can go 180 with the right conditions. Smile


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Million dollar highway august 26th on Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:32 am

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@KlaustheK wrote:...we hit 120 mph fully laden two up.

If I go any faster than 120 KM/H while 2 up, my wife digs her claws into my sides, if I was to do 200 km/h (120 mph) she'd be up to her wrists in my kidneys!


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Million dollar highway august 26th on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:41 am

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@KlaustheK wrote:Thanks for raining on my parade Rick. I'll just keep imagining that klaus can go 180 with the right conditions. Smile

Get rid of the rev limiter and they just keep going TWBs RS has no limiter and is quiter a bit faster than most.
My K100LT would go all day on the limiter at 208k on the speedo but sooner than later I would start thinking If a roo jumps out I'm gone and that just hurts too much and back off.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Million dollar highway august 26th on Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:25 am

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The RS is capable to do 140 (speedo reading, not real world),
the condition on the rear tyre counts when squeesing out those last km`s.

The rev limiter starts to retard the ignition at 8700, cuts fuel at 8800.


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Million dollar highway august 26th on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:40 am

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My RS will tach to over 9500 with no valve float and almost, but not quite, bury the speedo needle. That's with 35mm throttle bodies and other trix. How fast is that really? Dunno, my eyes blurr and my helmet shudders at those speeds. But I saw, through one bleeding eye, 252 km/h on the road to Bingara. Even factoring ten percent less is perty near well to scootin'.

252 km/h equals 156 mph -10% = 140 mph. Ingepedia.


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