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post #7 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by MC_G View Post
At what RPM does this kick in (5500)?
5750 RPM give or take.

The rev limiter is there so that you cannot over rev the engine under power. As you were not under power, but actually driving the engine with the wheel, it is indeed possible to over rev the engine. That said, these engines are pretty strong and can happily rev above that 5750 limit. The limit is there for a couple of reasons, but the engine is pretty much out of power by that time anyway so extending that serves no purpose.

Don't worry about it, likely you'd break a U-joint in the drive shaft, or a transmission output shaft before you ever hurt the engine with such a maneuver. If nothin' broke ... and you'd know it, ride on my brother.

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