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Here in NY if you're on the LIE and doing 70 MPH you better be in the right lane. I would have to say the average speed here is 80 to 90 MPH. Personally I try and keep it between 65 and 70 MPH while on my bike. It seems the police here no longer have a problem with these high speeds since I constantly see cars flying passed park police cars with no consequences. So my question is how fast do most of you drive while on the highways and expressways in your town, and do the police seem to care anymore if your going over the speed limit. btw... the speed limit here in NY is still only 55 MPH!
 

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I hear ya, out here in Cali at least where I live, some of the freeways as you merge on you better be hitting at least 75 or you may get run down. I was in Idaho last month on highway 84 around Boise it was a 80 mph speed limit. So we were cruising at 85-90 for at least 50 miles.Didn't see any police though. The drivers in Idaho don't ride your tail like they do out here.
 

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Here in NY if you're on the LIE and doing 70 MPH you better be in the right lane. I would have to say the average speed here is 80 to 85 MPH. Personally I try and keep it between 65 and 70 MPH while on my bike. It seems the police here no longer have a problem with these high speed since I constantly see cars flying passed park police cars with no consequences. So my question is how fast do most of you drive while on the highways and expressways in your town, and do the police seem to care anymore if your going over the speed limit. btw... the speed limit here in NY is still only 55 MPH.
The new stretch of road is posted at 85mph , most folks are pushing 100 . :) :thumbsup
 

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Whatever the posted limit is I try to stay about 8-9 mph over just to keep from being run over and to also stay under the "usually" allowed 10 mph over the limit. Sometimes passing one or more semi trucks may see me doing a lot more than the usually allowed 10 over but that is so I can get away/around a truck(s) in a hurry then slow back down. And I'm hopeful that while I may be passing trucks I'm mixed in with traffic enough so that radar might not pick me out of the bunch.

Seems to work for me cause I haven't had a ticket since 1982.
 

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I like 10 over. Although I was doing a solid 15-18 over one Friday night in Missouri and was passed by a sheriff in the left lane. That shocked me, I was just glad my exit was 500' from the moment I realized it was a LEO.
 

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Went ticketless for about 10 years, I got 2 pretty big ones this year since moving to Va. I just put around at about 5 over now.
 

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What ever is required to keep with the flow of traffic.
 

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Whatever the posted limit is I try to stay about 8-9 mph over just to keep from being run over and to also stay under the "usually" allowed 10 mph over the limit. Sometimes passing one or more semi trucks may see me doing a lot more than the usually allowed 10 over but that is so I can get away/around a truck(s) in a hurry then slow back down. And I'm hopeful that while I may be passing trucks I'm mixed in with traffic enough so that radar might not pick me out of the bunch.

Seems to work for me cause I haven't had a ticket since 1982.
I forgot to even mention the semi trucks. It used to be they would be in the right lane doing 55-60 MPH now they're riding the center and sometimes left lane like they're small italian sports cars. You are right, you gotta hit 90 just to pass them and get out of harms way.
 

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Do they still take you to jail if you're 20 or more over?
 

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I try to stay close to the limit, but traffic flow sometimes dictates faster. When it gets stupid fast, I find another road.
I refuse to ride on 2 wheels at speeds faster than my old airplanes would cruise.
 

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65 to 70 here. Otherwise I'd get run over. Did see a couple of crotch rockets getting confiscated and hauled off about a week ago. Riders did not look happy. My guess is LEOs figure 150 mph is too fast.
 

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I just started riding this year. Around here in Delaware, the speed limit on back highways is 50, the one expressway I have to take is 55, you better be doing 70 if there is traffic.
That said, I am not a huge fan of riding on the expressway, and I can get where I want / need to on city streets or back roads! On the express way I cruise between 65 & 80 depending on how I am feeling and traffic. On the back roads (50mph) I do about the same, unless I feel like a rush...then I'm seeing how fast I can go in a straight before I puss out lol.
I've hit about ehh 108ish / 110 on a small stretch... started to feel the very very slight start of front tire wobble. I can comfortably hit 90-100 though...usually followed by a "WOOOOHHH!!!" after I let off
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when you leave our city and go in any direction the speed limit is 80mph which means the main flow of traffic is going ave 90mph. a police friend that we ride with says he only tickets under 100 if there is another obvious infraction - lane change no signal is common. he gets his quota of 100+ mph tickets on friday afternoons when students from the 3 local universities travel out of town for the weekend. we keep our bikes new and with new tires well maintained so we can cruise at high speed and not get pushed around. on a bike you want to stay away from other cars - they are all out to kill you. you do not want to be passed by a steady stream of cars/trucks you can get bumped/clipped/side swiped. cars and trucks gravitate to motorcycles maybe they are looking at the pretty colors or fancy riding gear or maybe no looking at all - and at 90mph halloween may come early!
 

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I usually run 10-14 over. Try to stay just under 15 over...
Had to sell the vette. I could not keep my foot out of it.
As the wife says,"They WILL take you to jail for 120..."
 

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I try to stay close to the limit, but traffic flow sometimes dictates faster. When it gets stupid fast, I find another road.
I refuse to ride on 2 wheels at speeds faster than my old airplanes would cruise.
I learned in a J-3 in 1964. It would fall at 70-80.

I prefer side roads and US Hiways at 55 to 60. I'll cruise at 70 on the interstate, but the noise from the tires on the cages is almost overwhelming.

The problem with riding slower than other traffic is being passed and one faded into my lane and missed me by a few inches.
 

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I learned in a J-3 in 1964. It would fall at 70-80.

I prefer side roads and US Hiways at 55 to 60. I'll cruise at 70 on the interstate, but the noise from the tires on the cages is almost overwhelming.

The problem with riding slower than other traffic is being passed and one faded into my lane and missed me by a few inches.
If I recall correctly I had a Cessna 152 down to 35 or 40 groundspeed but that was just above full power on stall and I'm guessing because what I was really trying to do was "hover" it and I wasn't really paying attention to airspeed. The wind was high enough that I could essentially maintain my position over the ground at that point.
 
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