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Governor or limiter on 07 c50??
This is something that has been bugging me for a while. When I first got my 2007 c50, I rode with a friend who had a 450cc bike. He was capable of pulling away from me from a dead stop and at speed when we both opened up our bikes. I figured well, my bike weighs much more stock, I have more accessories so there's more weight as well and there's nothing to his bike. Well I recently started riding with another buddy who just got his 250cc bobber on the road. I noticed the same thing. My 805cc fuel injected boulevard has having trouble keeping pace with a 250cc carb'd honda. Seriously?? What's going on? Why does it seem like 75% throttle= 75% acceleration BUT 100% throttle=75% acceleration also?? Is there a cap or limit on the torque these things put out? Some sort of poorly thought of safety feature? Or is this motor just really weak? Am I missing something here? If there's some sort of governor, is it possible to remove it or to increase acceleration off the line in our bikes? Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any thoughts on it. As always, ride safe out there.
Last edited by ME2k; 07-12-2014 at 09:05 AM.