Join Date: Aug 2017
Model: Shadow Spirit VT1100C A
Location: Milford, Michigan
The biggest drawback to rev limiters is that they give a false sense of confidence to people who think that a rev limiter will prevent an engine from revving high enough to seriously damage or blow itself up. Nothing can be further from the truth.
If you're wound out tight in 2nd gear and your plan is to shift into third but you accidentally hit 1st, you'll most likely blow the heads off the motor and get to watch the pistons and rods exiting the case. Same with accidentally hitting neutral between shifts with the motor would out tight. Rev limiters only cut off fuel or spark. They DON'T limit revs.
Last edited by Chuck_Michigan; 04-19-2019 at 11:15 PM.