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Duanelr
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Going out on a limb and admitting I don't some stuff:
1. What does it mean when my tachometer needle (sometimes) flashes bright red when I blip the throttle?

2. When servicing my bike, under what circumstances would I need to use the camshaft
locking tool?

camshaft locking tool
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D_adams
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Rev limiter lights up when in neutral at 5-6k rpm I think. Closer to 11k when in gear. Basically it's telling you not to do it.

Cam lock tool is for when you need to re-time the cams and keep things from shifting/moving around as you deal with the chain.
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Stimbrell
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 01:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think the rev limiter also lights up if you exceed 5-6K rpm and the coolant is not up to operating temperature, again saying do not do that.
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Barraspalding
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 08:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Rev Limiter light?

I notice the needle go red on its initial sweep when turning the bike on... but when riding & getting near redline my eyes are not on that needle : )
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Duanelr
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018 - 01:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

5 to 6 K?! What? I'm no squid teen revving my engine at the light. I baby this motor, and to think I'm bumping into the rev limiter as it's sitting in my driveway. (smacks forehead)
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Willmrx
Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 12:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ride it like you stole it!
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 03:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yep, the rev limiter on the tach needle sounded cool in the sale brochure, but it's useless. I don't ride at night, so I can't say if it might be more noticeable? Anytime I am rowing thru the gears in "tach light illumination" range, my attention is focused on not crashing.

A big bright ass light on the top of the cluster is the best. Duh.
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 03:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


quote:

Ride it like you stole it!




That's my mantra. This bike may have its quirkiness (hey it's a Buell!) but the 1125 motor and race ECM is just tremendous. IMHO, of course.
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