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    Out There Somewhere bmwrider88's Avatar
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    Rev limiter?

    Guess I hit mine today on my K1200... Quite by accident, and it sort of surprised me!
    A first for me- I don't typically wind the bike out so far. I think I was in 2nd.
    Oops.
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    No harm, no foul. That's what the rev limiter is for. But I know it has scared the heck out of me the few times I've hit it. Thought I'd broken something but it was just the motor saving itself from me.

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    Yeah once you get used to that part of the tach it happens Mine gets bumped as well. Keep exploring!

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    I use it as my upshift point, if I am having a lot of fun, or at the track.
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    Rev limiters are a good thing, although hitting it by surprise is an awakening. With other brands of motorcycles I've owned, the power started to fall off before hitting the red line. So it wasn't much of a surprise since I knew I was running out of power. All of my BMW's on the other-hand, were still pulling strong when the rev limiter took over. As a teenager I managed to float a few valves by over revving - a costly mistake.
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