And as a point of reference on the top speed lines. Even if he managed to get the speedo to hit 180, there is typically about a 7% error from the factory which at a registered 180 would mean you are actually going 167.4 mph. Some people argue that their 600 pulled 180 indicated stock but people say a lot of things that aren't accurate. Drag overcomes horsepower and gearing on a stock 600 and won't allow it to redline in top gear. Now if you drop the gearing down to just overcome that drag and no more to the point of redline, you may add a few mph. Most people regear more drastically to enhance acceleration, and thereby make it too easy to redline sixth thus taking top speed away. Most of us here have done it at one time or another, but twisting the throttle and holding on doesn't make you a rider, knowing what the machine is doing underneath you and even beginning to scratch the surface of its all around capabilities while making you a safer more confident rider is where it's at. Gear up, take the MSF if you haven't yet, and just get seat time in. Try to talk to level headed riders that appear fast but are actually just knowing how not to push the limits of the bike and the tires before too many bad habits become muscle memory. It's better to learn it right rather than correct it later.
2013 Victory Hardball with ever increasing list of goodies
Retired k7 1000, with one or two things done to it.