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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Redlining?

I have never reached the 15.5k rpm on my gixxer in any gear for the fact that for daily riding 15.5k is much more then the speed limit in every gear. Would it be good for me to take it out on a remote highway and redline atleast through the first three gears or is it unnecessary?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 08:42 AM
 
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If you think about it in terms of necessity, you wouldn't have a bike in the first place. Having a sports bike and NOT accelerating fast (which usually inclines you do speed) is almost trying to break the mold, like a guy not masturbating. It's against nature. jk.

Legally, it's not a good idea to take it out on a public highway. Mechanically, your bike can handle it just fine, provided that you do take care of the bike properly (oil change and such, simple stuff). Just to note that most manufacturers leave a good deal of headway on the top end for the redline. Your bike might show that it redlines at 15.5k but the limiter kicks in I'd say about 16.25k. The rev limiter is where it prevents you, the user, from doing serious harm to the engine. You can bump the rev limiter up, which can be helpful in racing provided you do other mods to support a higher rev powerband. That usually involves rebuilding the engine with better internals.

Is it a good idea to bounce it off the rev limiter? Not really, but you can do it... You'd just look like a fool who forgot to shift. Once you hit the max power, between 11-13k on most bikes, the power output starts to decline at about 14k. The real reason why bikes rev up higher than your max output power is so that when you do shift at redline or close to it, your next gear will start at the low end of your powerband (7-9k), giving you a better acceleration. All of this plays with your engine output and gearing.
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like a guy not masturbating. It's against nature.


What the hell.....LMAO....Ladies Baz needs some help, call 1-800-Get Baz Laid
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like a guy not masturbating. It's against nature.


What the hell.....LMAO....Ladies Baz needs some help, call 1-800-Get Baz Laid
HAHAHAHA!! You'd think that his new-found photographic career would see him gettin' lucky all the time?



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I was quoting the "40 days and 40 nights" movie...

And yes cookeetree, I can officially use the "Why yes, I do have a studio, would you like to see it?" line. Scouting for talent is fun. Just find a hot girl at the store and I give her my card asking if she's interested in getting her picture taken for my portfolio...

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sorry baz not familiar with that movie, I'm sure you do just fine with the ladies, keep up the good work
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 12:40 PM
 
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Between you & me I have often hit the red line in ALL gears. Fact is once you start to click up around 135mph (which the modern 600 can reach these days), to higher, THINGS start to change, such as the then smooth road is bucking the bike like wild, while the road has started to become REAL NARROW & if you see a bend comming up, then good change you will not make it, but if it is a dot on the road start hitting the anchors & gearing down for that can be a cage or a row of cages that have been stopped for suddenly they are THERE even if they are moving forward & you were able to slow down drastically.

Good chance you will begin to notice a few things like the not a single bit of your clothing will feel the wind & the exhaust note is VERY strange & sort of like woo-woo-woo plus all the noise comming up from the engine giving you the scare of it about to blow up. All because you are in a vacume so even the exhaust note is OUTSIDE of the vacume sounding different because the throttle is jumping around in hand so the strange sounds. The maze of noise from the engine under your is because of this darn vacume again. IF you do not have an acceident then all will be okay once you slow down. Thougfh remember the cops will love you & throw the book at your.

So comes the question of "why did you buy such a powerful bike" if you are going to be gurggling around all the time at low revs(?) & would it not have been more sensible to have bought a much smaller & less powerful bike??????????

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I think I would pay money to see smitty go 235mph on a bike. "Fastest little Canadian"
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I think I would pay money to see smitty go 235mph on a bike...
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