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I have a 2007 V2K I would like to know if it has the euro upgrade. I have intake, exaust and chip. First gear hits the limiter at 35mph and I average about 32 mpg. Not sure if this is enough info. I read on 1 post if not euro you rev limit at 18 mph in 1st gear. Any input would be great.

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If you can make it across a traffic light, from a stop, without switching into 2nd gear, Euro gears have been done.

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Thanks for that bit of info, V2K_Rod! I can slap make it across a traffic light w/o hitting 2nd. Having bought my bike from an estate, there's no one to ask these kinds of questions...and others. That's why I'm here!

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Thanks for that bit of info, V2K_Rod! I can slap make it across a traffic light w/o hitting 2nd. Having bought my bike from an estate, there's no one to ask these kinds of questions...and others. That's why I'm here!

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Don't know for sure but I think my pulleys are stock. I'm at the 4 for belt tension I would think it would be diferent if you change pulleys. Mine hits the limiter at 35 almost exactly. I read on fb it hits at 18 without the mod. Either way I love this bike and the power it has. I just can't get over how fast it goes from 60 to 90.

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What is this about hitting the rev limiter?
I have never hit it in my beast.... or have I?
What the hell does it feel like?

I thought the limiter was at about 5K rpm's, and I always feel the bike ready for a gear change well before 4000 rpm (unless I'm pushing it to pass a car or get her up to speed in a hurry). Never close to 5k.

Am I just 2 easy going in my cruising way of ridding?

Any way, without the euro gears, 1st gear felt like it was meant for truck pull competition, as soon as the bike started rolling I needed to switch to 2nd, of course I am not trying to hit the limiter.

I did ride my bike for almost a year b4 installing the euro gears and now I have to get to a highway every so often just to ride in 5th for a while at about 75- 80 mph or higher ( only a little higher cus I ain't no stunt guy and prefer to put my money in gas than paying tickets).


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I think the rev limiter is set at about 5000 rpm. This is the first bike I have owned that I have hit it. Mostly when I really hit it hard from a stop. This thing just gets there so much faster than any other bike I have owned that I hit it a few times. I have goten much better and shift sooner now. I definatly can ride just fine in 4th at 55 and really only shift to 5th at 60

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I think the rev limiter is set at about 5000 rpm. This is the first bike I have owned that I have hit it. Mostly when I really hit it hard from a stop. This thing just gets there so much faster than any other bike I have owned that I hit it a few times. I have goten much better and shift sooner now. I definatly can ride just fine in 4th at 55 and really only shift to 5th at 60
@Steveb2 : It sounds like you came from a sport bike background, if yur' hitting 5th at 60 mph you definitely do not have euro gears on there. With EGears, at 4th, 2800-3000 hitting 70 mph. 5th gears becomes an overdrive purrring at 2700-2800 at 80 mph ideal for these highways in SoCal.

The one thing I love about the eurogears is how it stretched each gear so I do not have to keep changing gears all the time when in twisty roads or at a hill, b'tween that and the torque the beast has in the low end, hearing my buddies shifting gears allover the place, it feels I am ridding a semi-automatic transmission, makes for very enjoyable day rides.
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