View Full Version : rev limited linked to hazard light?
04-19-2008, 09:57 PM
I'm still in the first 600 miles so I assume my rev limiter is set at 6k or so. When you hit it, does the hazard light come on on the dash? I was merging with freeway traffic and happened to see the red hazard light flicker out of Yue corner of my eye (was looking at traffic). I likely was at close to 6k. Didn't come on during the rest of the ride. I have the tri map installed running in touring mode.
Other thing was some fluid weep from what I assume is the water pump area on the right side of the bike. Anyone seen any leaks from there yet?
04-19-2008, 11:01 PM
I also am within my first 600 miles and the same thing happened to me. I hit about 90 mph and it flickered for a sec, looked down and I was right at 6000 rpm. I am assuming thats set to be like that within the first 625.
04-20-2008, 01:50 AM
The hazard light is the indicator that you've reached your limit.
You can change it in the settings menu.
Harrie van Til
04-20-2008, 02:07 AM
IMO there's no need for keeping the rev limiter at 6000rpm during the firts 1000km. It would be quite ridiculous after 1000km to rev it up to it's maximum. I set the rev limiter 100rpm higher each 100km during the first 600km and after that took the liberty of somewhat bigger steps. Round the time I reached 1000km the limiter was at 7500rpm, what is about the area with maximum torque.
When the engine is heated up properly you don't have to fear some extra revs durng the first 1000km.
Harrie van Til, shiveraddict
04-20-2008, 02:25 AM
Hi Harrie, you're up early.
You and your pics inspired me to get the FAMSA tankbag. Thanks.
Agree with that in principal but way to lazy to actually do that every 100km.
I also put mine up to 8000 after the first service for another thousand km and then all the way to 10,500.... the end.
But then I am retired and put 2000 on mine in a couple of weeks of massive fun.
It's not really a rev limiter, at least from my experience with it. It's just a max rev indicator just like all the aprilias have, if you go over 6000 rpms it doesn't cut fuel etc, just the indicator light comes on same as my tuono. And as MAK said, it can be reset.
Not a huge deal if you go over it.
04-20-2008, 08:14 AM
yep that's right and I'll be honest I did the first few hundred miles nice and steady and then after those the warning light was pretty much permanently on.
modern oils and modern engines are much better now, as longs as you don't put them under heavy load when they are new ie ride up steep hills in a high gear then you are ok.
how can you not rev the Shiver? I find myself well up the rev range all the time.
04-22-2008, 03:00 PM
same here, its really hard to rev the Shiver!! she likes sooo much!
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