RPM Question

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  1. princeshoko1

    princeshoko1 New Member

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    What is the max RPM to push ? New rider here, been kinda afraid to push more then 3200-3400 before shifting up to take it to the 2600's Will it go more? Not sure what it can or cant do without harm.
     
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    If you rev too high the rev-limiter will shut you down.
    Kick it in the ass and quit worrying!
    After you hit the limiter a few times you will learn where to shift without it happening!
     
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    Funny you should ask,.....I ride a Scout and apparently the rev limiter cuts in at 8,300RPM,.......well the other day in an effort to overtake a lot in a short space of time I wound out the bike big time,......and just as I looked down at the tacho it started missing at 7,900 RPM,......It ain't 8,300 RPM but close enough for me,.......don't worry about the revs Buddy,......I've ridden Scouts (the new ones) since 2014 and that's the first time I've hit the limiter,.......How much will your bike take? More than likely more than you can or are prepared to give it,........Ride more Bud and discover your bike,......
    Alpal
     
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    Sweet spot on the 111 engine is 3200-3700. I won’t shift until 3700.
     
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    Do you know when the rev limiter cuts in Hugh?
     
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    5400, if you have a big bore 116 it’s about 6400
     
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    Wow!,....now that's how to answer a question!,.....Thanks Bud,....
     
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    On the Scout I found 3500-4000 RPM Just fine for Shifting unless slow moving traffic ahead but never shifted below 2800 .. If really want to put it through the motions shift at 6,000 ..
     
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    Prince

    Welcome to the forum

    This is always an interesting topic to me. Almost like an oil

    I didn’t catch the stead you are riding, but assume since we are in the Scout Sixty forum ....

    I tell folks it is your bike, treat it how you want.

    A few facts on the scouts first. They are water cooled and double over head cams. Higher compression motors in comparison to the 111s The scouts were built to rev. Peak torque is at 5K per the manual
    As others have stated RPM limiter is set at 8300. I have not hit the limiter


    So my suggestions if I may?

    Once you are past the break in period, try experimenting.

    Shift at say 3K. Then try 4K
    Then I tried something like shifting at 20 MPH Intervals, in other words shift into 2nd at 20, 3rd at 40....

    Then I tried odd things (when traffic and the road would allow of course)
    like roll on the throttle like you normally would but stay on it until you reach your shift point, then pin it and hold on cause the beast just woke up

    A scout is not a sport bike by any means, but it is not a typical V twin either

    Have fun finding your shift points and be safe

    4T
     
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    It stops making power (torque) way before the rev limit. You'll feel it and learn where it is and be shifting to stay in the power band. After that, you'll never know about the rev limiter.
     
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    So true Dada which is why so many never hit it,......It was only by chance that I did the other day,......
     
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    Going all the way to red line isn't the fastest acceleration since torque and horsepower both peak below redline. Best acceleration comes at shifting either before torque drops off sharply or high enough so that the next gear comes it at the beginning of best torque, depending on the difference in gear ratios. I don't have the data or a mental image of the curves handy with which to give specifics.
     
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    2015 Stock Scout Dyno .. As I said True Peak Shifting is around 6,000 but for realistic shifting on the street 3-4K is fine ..



    Scout Dyno01.jpg
     
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    Interestingly your max horsepowerWAS 85HP @ 7900 RPM which is where my current Scout started misfiring,......I wonder if mine needs a little TLC,.......
     

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