Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:31 pm #1683572
ROG wrote:Did 130 mph with a "skilled" driver round the MOD track near croydon--frightened the life out of me -thinking if he loses it -no more flyer forum.
Wonder what the insurance wil cost--presume fully comp- not third party.
If you want exhileration, do what I did; buy a 250cc kart and go drag racing with it.
Going through the top end at a geared down 100mph (electronically measured not just a guess; when bought it had 'long circuit' gearing for Silverstone giving 130 mph at max rpm) was most satisfying with your eyes only about 2ft agl. Actually I could have gone slightly higher with the gearing as I reached max rpm (11,000) slightly before the quarter mile finish line; ideally you would want to be reaching it as you cross the finish line but I must have been doing 0-60 in about the 2 second bracket and the quarter mile in just under 14 sec.
The guys who do 'long circuit' kart races regularly do over 140; how they can see far enough ahead to judge the apex of the corners I don't know.
Last edited by chevvron on Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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