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post #1 of 13 Old 03-27-2016, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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rev limiter.

I took my wifes 500 out today, first ride of spring. Noticed at high rpm the engine will slow down on its own, then pick up again. it does this consistently in any gear, We have had the lag/leap issues and it is not at all like that. Much less significant. Got me thinking it is a rev limiter. Can anyone confirm there is one designed into this model?
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Hmmm.....I'm not sure.....do you think it could be the fuel? Did you winterize the bike with any fuel additives?

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Not Sure about the 500, But I have hit the rev limiter on my 750, in 2nd and 3rd, when I was taking off at a light (trying to race an 883).....so there is a limiter on my bike, can't tell you at what RPM's it kicks in at, but I have only hit it a couple of times, and then I up shift immediately after. And to me it feels like the the RPM's just kind of bounce off it, over and over. Kind of like how your described it. And I can imagine its pretty easy to hit that limiter on a 500, especially if you are used to riding a bigger bike. I also note that my 750 runs through the first three gears really fast, if you're getting on it. Although it will cruise at a good RPM in 4th gear @ 35-40mph......in my opinion the bottom three gears are really small, and I shift through them rather fast, and then just cruise in 4th or more......my two cents.
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......in my opinion the bottom three gears are really small, and I shift through them rather fast, and then just cruise in 4th or more......my two cents.

My wife was saying the same thing yesterday...taking her out for her first ride. She said she the first 2 or 3 gears, she has to shift up fast....I haven't ridden it much to know....I do know when I lived back east, after getting my bike out after winter, it would spit and sputter while on the RPMs.....I just contributed to old fuel or the additives....

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My idea of a rev limiter is when the valves start to float. LOL




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lol its 8000 rpm rather high 70 km first 90 2nd these bikes scream for A HARLEY.
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8500 RPM if you have the Vance & Hines FP3 Fuelpak.
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8500 RPM if you have the Vance & Hines FP3 Fuelpak.
What kind of fuel mileage with FP3? Miles per gallon.
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The same haven't went down or up, get about 47 to 51 MPG.
How wild I ride or nice and easy.
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I also have the 500. I have never had a problem. I am an experienced rider. Not that I always roll hard on the throttle, but I have from time to time.
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