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Old 11-28-2011, 04:06 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by ronnath View Post
a few years ago a friend of mine was on the highway riding his Helix. He said he was doing 70. the speed limit was 55.

a cop hit the siren and parked behind him on the shoulder. cop walks up, pauses, and sez "what, this is a motorscooter!"

the cop then tells my friend that the radar gun clocked him at 70 and goes on to say it has to have read him wrong
. cop tells my friend to just go on and be sure to ride safely.

Now, the cop clocked the Helix at 70, so, he was actually doing 70, but one thing to keep in mind, is that most scooters' speedometers are optimistic. So, when blastin' past that copy at 60 in a 45, you migh only be doing 50. The speedo on my Kymco People S 250 reads about 10-12% too high, so indicated 60 is about 50. This is quite common with most brands of scooters. I actually determined this with one of those radar operated "you are going this fast" signs. This is a good thing to know, so that when you're in traffic, you don't wonder why people are crawlin' up your a**, because you're doing 10 MPH less than you think you are.
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