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electronic fuel injection.... computer controlled ignition

just like a modern car..

SO YES... so you do not break the engine by over Rev-ing it

I think its at 5,700 rpms..

you are pushing the engine.. max power is around 5,300 rpms.
NO reason to hit the rev limiter....


a governor is a spring / weight device . .mechanical..my opinion.
 

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The engine cuts out when accelerating in 1st and 2nd gear, so is ther a governor and at what RPM


Rev. Limiter, on my bike I hear a slight whistling sound just before it cuts in and it will do it in third and fourth also! You really do not need to rev it that high as you past max torque anyway.


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Rev Limiter. Its there in every gear including 5th! You just have to be haulin in 5th to get there. LOL.
With a PC5 it can be raised. However not needed unless you have done some cam and piston work or drag racing?
 

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Thanks for the heads up. Don’t wan to damage the engine. I also have a 2002 Honda ST1100 which redlines at 8,000 and sometimes it carries over to the VTX.
 

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If my memory serves me correctly (no comments, please) I believe my 1800 limiters kick in somewhere near - 1st = 33mph, 2nd = 55mph, 3rd = 105mph, 4th = have no idea!!!!
 

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If my memory serves me correctly (no comments, please) I believe my 1800 limiters kick in somewhere near - 1st = 33mph, 2nd = 55mph, 3rd = 105mph, 4th = have no idea!!!!
With an 1800 final and stock tires (Chuck "F" is a slight bit different);


Speed in (mph) @ RPM (US Models)
1000 5750 RPM
1. Gear 7.14 41.07 MPH
2. Gear 11.37 65.38
3. Gear 15.13 86.98
4. Gear 19.30 110.96
5. Gear 24.12 138.66


I found a spreadsheet some years back and added some of my own embellishments
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d08m0ivfou3idqc/Gear vs speed_VTX1800.xls?dl=1
 

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