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post #21 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 04:27 PM
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I haven't found a rev limiter yet on mine.
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I haven't found a rev limiter yet on mine.
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actually, there IS a rev limiter, but it don't kick in until after the major engine components have self destructed.

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actually, there IS a rev limiter, but it don't kick in until after the major engine components have self destructed.
That's like saying my guns safety only works if there's no ammo in the gun.

Perhaps what you mean is, when the engine destructs ...THAT'S the rev limiter...

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actually, there IS a rev limiter, but it don't kick in until after the major engine components have self destructed.
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That's like saying my guns safety only works if there's no ammo in the gun.

Perhaps what you mean is, when the engine destructs ...THAT'S the rev limiter...
Pretty sure that was Teddybears attempt at sarcasm. I thought it was funny.

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I should change my 800 rev limit to 8700 and see if it blows up then lol
Hey Kenny!! is this why the 800 finally sheit the bed?
that freaking bike ran with bad knocking and smoke for a long time bro....or is it still going??
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First of all, the Vulcan 750 is a 1985 design. Nothing has been changed since then. Mine has never seen 8500 rpm, and never will. I did do a couple of top speed runs, in fifth gear. The best I could get was 109+ mph, nowhere near redline. It will not pull redline in fifth gear. My guess is that back then (1985) Kawasaki just assumed that a qualified rider would know better than to rev it that high. It IS clearly marked on the tach. But, revving it that high in neutral would grenade the engine in a heartbeat. I've never had mine above 3000 rpm in neutral, and that was just for a few seconds, to check charging. Back in the mid '80s, even the Japanese mostly built motorcycles for people who supposedly knew how to ride them. No rev limiter, no gear position indicator, no fuel injection, and best of all, no ABS, IMO the worst thing to ever happen to motorcycles. I am a bit perplexed by the clutch and sidestand nanny switches. I wonder if they go all the way back to 1985. Not that it really matters, they were easy enough to remove. I do remember Yamaha using a low oil LEVEL indicator back in the mid '80s. I guess they assumed that the owner/rider was not capable of checking their own oil.

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" no gear position indicator, no fuel injection, and best of all, no ABS, IMO the worst thing to ever happen to motorcycles."

Jerry shaking his cane and yelling at the kids to get off his lawn. His only experience with ABS is from old model four wheelers ....as he admitted he's never ridden a modern bike with ABS.
There's hundreds of facts and testimonials pointing out that ABS might be the BEST thing to ever happen to motorcycles ...which after owning a bike that had it..I would have to agree.
As much as I share his disdain for "product liability" safety systems like kickstand switches and clutch position switches, I have to draw the line at ABS systems, and for that matter, traction control systems...which play no part in the everyday use an experienced rider deals with.

These are benign systems that only come into play under extreme circumstances, the electronic equivalent to a bullet proof vest...it has no real impact on your life until some one shoots you. Then you thank god you had it on.
So, sorry, saying ABS is the worst thing to ever happen to motorcycles is, In My Opinion, the silliest thing I've ever read at a motorcycle forum.
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