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  • Arron Posts: 170
    WA
    Stock Poster Arron
    08 May 2013 10:03 PM

    I drove from Perth to Darwin and back again in a V8 VY One Tonner when they had open speed limits in the Northern Territory and found 130kph was a comfortable cursing speed .Fuel usage started to go up a bit above 140kph.

    When I got back into WA the 110kph speed limit felt just plain silly in some places , but there were other roads where the 110 limit felt a bit optimistic and I sat on 90-100 kph.

  • Will67 Posts: 2020
    Motor Head Will67
    09 May 2013 05:12 AM
    i drove the route from Mt Isa to Adelaide in A 99 XR8 UTE great road got the ute up to 180 clicks and the limiter kicked in. still the faster you go the harder you hit, just watch out for the fucking huge wedge tail eagles and red roo's.
  • Rocky2010 Posts: 1160
    Performance Poster Rocky2010
    09 May 2013 09:58 AM

    In some parts of the USA they have 85mph (136ks) speed on their multi lane freeways, I found it was nice to have those speeds and you do cover some distance very fast. But I found it very scary when there are so many cars on the road and your trying to cross from the outside lane to the inside lane on a 4 lane freeway trying to get to the exit lane. Very scary.

  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4224
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    09 May 2013 07:41 PM

    I have heard N.T. is going back to unlimited speed limit , to stop the wicked campers trying to do 130 and killin themselves .Seems when there,s an open limit they find their own comfortable speed , but if they see 130 they try and do it . I,ve always found ,  in a car , over 140 the concentration level raises somewhat and it,s harder to do long distances . My 2c worth.

  • 06 Softail Posts: 1703
    Alberton SA
    Motor Head 06 Softail
    09 May 2013 08:46 PM

     I heard today on the radio that Germany, is going to put speed restrictions on its Auto Bahn, something to do with crash reduction rates?

  • rob.williams Posts: 65
    Clermont Qld.
    Stock Poster rob.williams
    10 May 2013 07:22 AM

    Honestly 130k, do you need to go faster I don't think so.

  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4224
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    11 May 2013 08:46 AM
    Posted By rob.williams on 10 May 2013 6:52 AM

    Honestly 130k, do you need to go faster I don't think so.


    Time and place . Most of us have done over 130km/h .
     

  • smokeweazel Posts: 451
    central coast
    Performance Poster smokeweazel
    11 May 2013 01:23 PM
    There are plenty of decent roads around that are more than capable of handling speeds of 130 or greater , given the correct conditions.

  • HOG-JOCKEY Posts: 767
    In ya mirror.And I wanna pass
    Performance Poster HOG-JOCKEY
    12 May 2013 09:31 PM
    Problem is is that you and me and the next bloke can handle a car/bike/etc at speed but when you get billy bunt doing 65 ks/hr in the right lane all hells going to break loose.
    The laws that we are forced to abide by are not set out for anyone that is top of their game but restricted to the double dumbies that couldn't drive a greazy stick up a pigs[cencored]
  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4224
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    12 May 2013 09:35 PM

    So what you,re sayin , is the rules are for the ones who shouldn,t be on the road anyway !

  • smokeweazel Posts: 451
    central coast
    Performance Poster smokeweazel
    12 May 2013 11:36 PM
    pretty much! we are a society that caters to the needs of fucktards that cant help themselves.I see shit most days at work that still astounds me at the stupidity of the general population.

    if you are not going to drive at the speed limit or anywhere near it, move the fuck over so someone else can. Its not that hard people. I use the F3 newcastle to sydney a fair bit < and even in the 3 section , it is often quicker to stay in the far left lane due to all the retards in the middle and right lanes driving 10 below
  • Darke_peak Posts: 642
    Performance Poster Darke_peak
    13 May 2013 01:55 PM

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  • 06 Softail Posts: 1703
    Alberton SA
    Motor Head 06 Softail
    13 May 2013 05:19 PM

     Great insight Darke, you know that if the Govt were to actually use our taxes from fuel, vehicle registrations, fines etc propperly, and inject that money into educating road users, designing and providing decent roads, we'd be able to travel those speeds without any issues. It seems unfortunately that these forms of revenue just end up as general revenue and not directed to where it should be going.

  • shingles Posts: 342
    Stage 1 Poster shingles
    26 May 2013 07:30 PM

    crist all mitghty as ive always said most people are useless individuals sheep as my ol man saz ,i dont no how most people make it out of da house without hurtin themselves let alone drive ,bloody cops are shit drivers as well half of em are pimply faced  num nuts that couldnt put air in a tyre let alone drive geezzez were,s ya head at ,man does 200klms an hour for a bit then goes home sits down reads paper ,well every k over is a killerthey keep floggin dis shit absolute lies coz this man didnt die only bugs splattered on helmet was only fatality  an a few on bike bugger have to wash bike now so this every k over statement is a load of shit ,actually lies if you want to get legal about that statement . some people are better at useing vechicles than others ,an some die culling i call it its already there destiny i believe ,an saying its gunna take so many hours 2 get ambulance if ya crash ,well speeds got nothin 2 do with it coz wats da difference if person crashes at 100ks in remote area or 130ks or 80ks response time not gunna change if ya only doin 80ks so statement is incorrect ,ive crashed lots of bikes cars all sorts of equipment an im still alive ,its up 2 fate wether ya die or not all diss saftey shit drives me up da wall you are ya own destiny ,you no if ya flaunt it one day it will bite ya thats an aware person capeable of makein your own decisions in life weather driveing or walking across road SHINGLES

  • FLSTC Posts: 1814
    Motor Head FLSTC
    26 May 2013 09:46 PM
    having ridden in the NT a couple of thoughts

    there are plenty of stretches where boredom is more dangerous than speed

    fuel consumption becomes a real issue at very high speeds

    in summary , unlimited speeds imo is probably unlikely to make a real change to 99% of peoples driving habits
  • rodders Posts: 5692
    Victoria
    Forum Legend rodders
    26 May 2013 11:04 PM
    Posted By FLSTC on 26 May 2013 9:16 PM
    having ridden in the NT a couple of thoughts

    there are plenty of stretches where boredom is more dangerous than speed

    fuel consumption becomes a real issue at very high speeds

    in summary , unlimited speeds imo is probably unlikely to make a real change to 99% of peoples driving habits

    Good point you make.

    And unrealistically low speed limits makes 100% difference to govt revenue.

    In heavily built up areas and around schools and shops, fair enough for proactive speed limit enforcement.

    But in some country ares, there are 80 limits which seem to defy logic. But you can gaurantee there will be an un-marked speed camera in the area.

    Speed and Safety don't have to be mutually exclusive. They can work hand in hand.

    But alas, the 'Good Ol Days' of picking your time and place to stretch the legs of your machine have been captured into "Hoon" laws where we must comply with the wishes of some cardigan wearing govt official who takes public transport to work each day. 

     

  • Magilla Posts: 1519
    Top End. NT
    Motor Head Magilla
    27 May 2013 12:26 PM

    Hello Rodders

    Been a while. This retirement is just too busy!

    In regards to the 130 + speed limits. Its good fun until you come unstuck! Great to actually use 6th gear!

    The overseas visitors see the 130k/hr signs and go for it. See a lot of wrecked Wicked vans on the side of the road!

    All good having these speed limits but the other problem is the people that are not used to it and do not take into consideration that you are doing the speed when they decide to turn out in front of you.

    Its the slow ones that create the danger to the ones doing speed! (as in moving, not taking the drug)

    Mag

  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3149
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    27 May 2013 02:45 PM
    great point Magilla, my poor old Dad was one of those hazards, he hit the highway in his coaster and reach a grand old speed of 40mph.
    we would tell him that is way to slow and he said that is as fast as the bus would go, the gear box and dif (apparently standard) were the restriction, we changed the 4 cyl. toyo motor with a red 186, only improved the torque.
    he also reckons you see more of the country at his speed, he often had a full mirrow of truck bullbar and the blast of horn as the come around him, he said they are a friendly mob.

    I normally cruise at 115, just to stay ahead of the legals and trucks, a 130 limit would make me cruise at the higher speed for the same reason
  • rodders Posts: 5692
    Victoria
    Forum Legend rodders
    27 May 2013 09:56 PM
    Hello Magilla.
    By all accounts, everyone I know who retires ends up busier that ever!!
    Hope you are keeping well and enjoying the pensioner discounts.
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