My motorcycle is hitting a false rev limiter, what could be the cause?
First, we recommend replacing your spark plugs and removing any aftermarket devices which could be creating ignition problems (aftermarket kill switches, air shifter, engine kills, Power Commander, etc.).
If your problem still exists: Unfortunately, the only way for your bike to hit the rev limiter before the red area on the tach is for the intake cam to be in the wrong position compared to the cam position sensor. If your engine is stock, you may have jumped cam timing? This can lead to a catastrophic engine failure. If your engine is modified, your intake cam may have been degreed higher than 107-108. The further above these numbers you rise, the sooner the false rev limiter will activate. Either of these instances should be checked out by a professional as soon as possible.
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