BigDel

.020 Over
Joined
Aug 29, 2007
Messages
17
Location
Cincinnati, OH
Hey all!

Well...I've finally got to 1,000 mi on my '07 classic. I celebrated by going out for a quick ride with a friend who has a GSXR 1000 on some curvy roads. Road it like I was on a sportbike. Ran BEAUTIFULLY!

One thing happened, though, that is on my mind. At the beginning of the ride, I accidentally took the bike to redline and felt the rev limiter kick in (which is how I knew I hit redline).

Other than one other time that I slipped into neutral, I've never hit redline. On my other bikes, I did not make it a habit.

Is there anything I should worry about? Or did the rev limiter do its job fine and I don't have to worry? (please tell me the latter)
 

9Ball

Supercharged
Joined
Jul 9, 2007
Messages
416
Location
South Jersey
Ride
2007 Rocket 3 Standard
Hey all!

Well...I've finally got to 1,000 mi on my '07 classic. I celebrated by going out for a quick ride with a friend who has a GSXR 1000 on some curvy roads. Road it like I was on a sportbike. Ran BEAUTIFULLY!

One thing happened, though, that is on my mind. At the beginning of the ride, I accidentally took the bike to redline and felt the rev limiter kick in (which is how I knew I hit redline).

Other than one other time that I slipped into neutral, I've never hit redline. On my other bikes, I did not make it a habit.

Is there anything I should worry about? Or did the rev limiter do its job fine and I don't have to worry? (please tell me the latter)

Sounds like you really messed up...now you need to sell your bike to me for scrap prices. ;)

I think you'll be fine...I imagine a lot here have done that
 

dougl

Living Legend
Joined
Sep 11, 2005
Messages
2,635
Location
Reno, NV
Ride
2007 R3 Classic
Is there anything I should worry about? Or did the rev limiter do its job fine and I don't have to worry? (please tell me the latter)

Nothing to worry about. That's why they put the limiter in.

if you get Tuneboy, you can raise the rev limit. Then you can worry.
 

3ngin33r1

Supercharged
Joined
Sep 13, 2007
Messages
234
Location
Kingston, WA
Just don't down shift when you're there or close to it. There is no rev limiter that will be able to stop mechanical over rev.
 

Sidecar Flip

Living Legend
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Jul 16, 2006
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6,356
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20150 Mc Carty Rd. Deerfield, Michigan 49238
Just don't down shift when you're there or close to it. There is no rev limiter that will be able to stop mechanical over rev.

That is a very telling statement. Taking the bike to the rev limiter and downshifting will probably put at least one hole in your gas tank and if it's the rear slug, it will be your balls on the piston crown..........:D:kk:
 
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