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  • 2009 Road Star 1700 Rev Limiter?

    Just a quick question. I have recently been doing some quicker than normal acceleration (trying to keep up with a friend on a 2020 HD). Any way, I notice that I seem to lose power sometimes at the top end of the torque curve/ high RPM. So my question is: Does this bike (2009 fuel injected 1700) have some type of Rev limiter?

  • #2
    All the Road Stars have rev limiters, yours come in at 4250 rpm, the 1700 carbed bikes at 4750.

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    • roadiemort
      roadiemort commented
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      1600 carbed is 4200 rpm I think.

  • #3
    Actually, I am relived to hear that. I thought maybe the clutch was slipping. I use
    AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin oil. But I was still concerned that I had some kind of mechanical issue... Anyway to bypass that and get a bit more performance acceleration?

    Motorcycle Oil

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    • Shores
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      The purpose of the rev limiter is to prevent you from floating the valves and having one hit a piston. There's not much you can do to a fuel injected road Star to increase performance. Search for the thread here titled facts and tips for fuel injected.

  • #4
    Short shift that thing. Peak torque is in the 2500-3000 RPM range.

    It’s a tractor.

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    • #5
      Thanks for the information. I will try to modify my shifting style. Too many years driving higher revving bikes. Old habits die hard.

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      • #6
        I think 99-03 was 4250 rpm and all 1700's (04+) were 4750.
        LET'S RIDE

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        • Shores
          Shores commented
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          Then they went back down to 4250 on the fuelies.

      • #7
        Thank you Shores, Great information. I bought this bike new in 2009 and all I have ever done is put in gas and change the oil.... I figure if I need a bike to tinker with I will buy a HD

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