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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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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. :p 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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ARKninjaZX9 said:
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?



Guess he's taken one too many pic's of flowers or coins, huh? :p
 

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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... ;)

As of late, covering VIR track day event monday, product photography thursday, and a sport bikes photoshoot with some of the local boys next weekend.
 

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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 :D
 

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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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and liscense from pocket :p
 

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Opps me & my typo errors. Partially because I have to translate the metric kph into Yankee mph. So it should have read 220kph which would read around 135mph.

Agree 235mph would have been quite a feat & I would darn well do it if I was with the bike that could clock such speeds & not have to worry about the RCMP or other little things like a deer hopping out or a cage driver cutting me off.

When I actually started to clock 120 to 125mph on the road racing circuits with my 500cc Double Knocker Manx Norton with its "featherbed frame" & the "Road Holder" forks----well that was only 25 to 30mph slower then Geoff Duke when he started to chunk parts of his rear tyres at 150mph. The chaps wondered if I would do the same----now in these days, anyone with a 600cc four can do that shocking speed.

Remember this was back in '52, just one piston, rubber so brittle that no one here would even ride on it if given to them while travel in suspension was only around 2.5".

Sort of shows you what things were like some 57 yrs ago, so then you have to ask were you born then or not???
 

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reminds me of Evel jumpin long range with that crappy suspension on his bikes , but Smitty is my new hero now:cool:
 

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There is nothing wrong with winding these engines up - it's what they are made to do. BUT: I would still keep the engine at least 1,000 rpm shy of redline. That last 1,000 rpm before redline is typically where engine wear starts to accelerate at a rapid pace. And it's normally unnecessary - even in track riding. You can wind it up to 14,500 and be well past the power and torque band. In my 750 (14,000 redline) I'm rarely past 12,000 even on top acceleration runs.
 

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Smitty said:
Opps me & my typo errors. Partially because I have to translate the metric kph into Yankee mph.
I think most of us knew what you meant, we just like bustin you chops :D
 

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what bothers me is the dude who fires up his cold bike and revs the hell outta it...makes my nads hurt :squid:
 

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what bothers me is the dude who fires up his cold bike and revs the hell outta it...makes my nads hurt :squid:
I used to have that discussion with Mrs Tree all the time. She'd start her bike, then just ride off. No warm-up period whatsoever. Did the same with her car.

A few lectures later (teachers HATE getting lectures, lemme tell ya!), she's finally starting to do the right thing by her engines. :thumb:
 
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