Autobahns

Discussion in 'Touring Issues' started by Daniel, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Active Member Club Sponsor

    Hi

    Where would I find an auto bahn which is unlimited on this side of Germany please

    And any tips on what to do or not to do ?

    Thanks
     
  2. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Loads of maps on interweb.

    Bear in mind that not all autobahn is unlimited if that's what you are looking for.

    http://autobahnspeedhunter.com/
     
  3. johnboy

    johnboy rather fond of a cream bun Club Sponsor

    Most autobahn is two lane. It can be scary at 150 plus when a caravan or truck pulls out in your path. Choose a quiet stretch to stretch the bikes legs.
     
  4. noobie

    noobie Clueless in most things Club Sponsor

    Don't forget, even on the unlimited sections, plod can still step in if you are riding like a twat
     
  5. Daniel

    Daniel Active Member Club Sponsor

    I hope to just find a stretch to red line all gears and top end it !

    Think I might leave for now as lots to find out beforehand, might just do Scotland on first trip out !
     
  6. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    Umm as much as I admire your enthusiasm I think you should have a go at a little planning first.
     
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  7. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Inheritance planning??

    :D
     
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  8. Daniel

    Daniel Active Member Club Sponsor

    More like "will" planning for the speeds I'm hoping to do !
    Hopefully not too many idiots on the road !
     
  9. ChildoftheJago

    ChildoftheJago Well-Known Member Club Sponsor

    And when you’re going for it, make sure you’ve got your dipped headlights on, let’s people know in the distance you’re approaching at speed..kind of an unwritten rule there.
     
  10. Daniel

    Daniel Active Member Club Sponsor

    My headlight is always on when I ride !! (Dipped beam)
    But also on the x-6 blackbird it doesn't have a on/off for the lights ! Ha ha
     
  11. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    That'll add to the fun when you reg/rec and/or generator and/or battery fry.

    Ha ha!

    :D

    In all seriousness it is a straight swap to first The on/off switch from an earlier Bird, literally plugs in.
     
  12. Daniel

    Daniel Active Member Club Sponsor

    Ok just to clear up some things people have said ...its an 08 registered x-6 blackbird 12700 on the clock so if these things occur hopefully would be a bit later on .. I cant carry a whole new bike in spares !
    P.s I know someone with an x2 with 49k that's never had any issues !
     
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  13. Malone

    Malone Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Having spoken to you last night I was kept wondering why you have the desire to get on a public road and see how fast you can go. The majority of the 2 lane unrestricted autobahns tend to be quite congested. The 3 lane roads (correct me if I’m now wrong) are all subject to the blanket 130kph top speed. Also, German cops are always on the lookout for irresponsible use of the roads, it’s not a simple case of turn up and rag it.

    Have you considered attending a top speed meeting, have a look for Straightliners, mostly held at Elvington Yorkshire, but maybe there are now events held again at RAF Woodbridge not too far from you. I’ve not attended any for 10 years since I retired from racing.

    As a long time land speed racer myself I’d consider this to be the safest way to enjoy high speeds. Like any form of motorsport it’s not free of danger, however it’s possible to have high speed incidents without the likelihood of getting rearranged by the arse end of a 40 tonne truck. I crashed at Woodbridge 2009 at 192mph according to the timing lights I demolished - I walked to the ambulance practically unscathed, the bike was totally totalled completely, 2 weeks before a road trip to Spain. Oops, better buy another quickly.
     
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  14. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    If you go to Scotland then be aware that the police in Strathclyde and Fife are extremely hot on speeding.
    Stirlingshire police operate unmarked bikes between Callander and Tyndrum (A84/85/82 roads). You'll see the signs....
     
  15. Daniel

    Daniel Active Member Club Sponsor

    It's not all about the speed but also seeing/visiting the country.
    If I get the chance to go faster than we can here all the better.
     
  16. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    I seem to remember there are stretches of the A7 that are still unlimited Daniel..
    I use the A7 /A8 regularly but cannot really remember which bits are unlimited
     
  17. Daniel

    Daniel Active Member Club Sponsor

    To the negative comments that were made...
    That a 1008 mile round trip including France. Germany and Belgium and it never missed a beat !!

    And p.s only got to 140 mph as crosswinds too bad !! Oh well next time lol
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2019
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