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    My R1 never went above 299 on the speedo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveG View Post
    I went on the Shanghai maglev a few years ago. As you said - the passing train gives a decent shock.
    From memory though I thought it was up around 430kmh when I was on it.

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    A pic to prove it:

    MagLev

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    High speed train:

    HST Speed.jpg
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    I just came across this video about magnetism and mag-lev. It's old but quite interesting (to me. at least).



    Re his demonstration of aluminium and magnetism, I recall an experiment we did at tech when I was training with DCA to be a radio tech in the mid-Sixties.

    We tossed a disc of aluminium between the horns of a magnetron (a radio microwave "valve" used in radar - also used in microwave ovens). The magnetic field between the horns (that's what the magnets look like - a bull's horns) is quite strong. When the disc hit the field, it shot out the other side at a very high velocity. One wouldn't have wanted to be on the receiving end of that.

    The horns were something like this one:

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    The Katana is governed electronically to 263km/h but it gets there nice and quick.

    I've ridden a Busa to 299 before - again governed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    The Katana is governed electronically to 263km/h but it gets there nice and quick.

    I've ridden a Busa to 299 before - again governed
    B..gee...sus...the bugs must hurt at that velocity...and I chickened out at 180 kph in the D4 with four walls around me!

    Bikers are truly insane🤤

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    Quote Originally Posted by INter674 View Post
    B..gee...sus...the bugs must hurt at that velocity...and I chickened out at 180 kph in the D4 with four walls around me!

    Bikers are truly insaneThe fastest I've travelled without flying.
    Or truly alive The fastest I've travelled without flying.

    They donít tickle if they hit the neck, but youíre tucked in a fair bit to get there. During the black dog ride the other week I was struck in the left kneecap by a golf ball sized rock at a fair pace. Had the limp and bruise for a week. The fastest I've travelled without flying.


    D4 at the limiter handles beautifully. You were nearly there! A fully decked out 3.4t TD5 Defender at $1.60 is quite exhilarating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Or truly alive The fastest I've travelled without flying.

    They donít tickle if they hit the neck, but youíre tucked in a fair bit to get there. During the black dog ride the other week I was struck in the left kneecap by a golf ball sized rock at a fair pace. Had the limp and bruise for a week. The fastest I've travelled without flying.


    D4 at the limiter handles beautifully. You were nearly there! A fully decked out 3.4t TD5 Defender at $1.60 is quite exhilarating.
    Have to say the car was incredibly stable a v quiet..so quiet two sleeping passengers never knew about it and still don't 😃

    Issue was an annoying V8 Jeep that tried to run me out of road..but clearly he had waaay more legs/bigger aggits than me🤤

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    did it look like this,

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