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Thread: MT engine wear fear (concerned about high engine RPM at highway speeds)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFCfan2021 View Post
    Granted, this motor is smaller than most motorcycles... but...
    Our engine is 1124cc, most motorcycles have smaller engines than ours. The big cruiser bikes like Harley Davidson are the only ones with larger engines.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TFCfan2021 View Post
    Can anyone help calm my fears? Am I the only one? This may be partially due to being a big motor guy owning his first small motor car?
    You're not the only one, I've thought that too. Most of my driving is 40-45mph, so I hadn't let the idea bother me too much. That, and a 10 year warranty.

    I was concerned the high RPMs would be annoying to my ears on a long trip, but we drove from Ohio to NC and back, didn't bother me once. Factory sound deadening is good enough for me.

    Thanks again to all you awesome, knowledgeable people for your insight. Gotta love this forum.

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    I guess I should be worried about cruising at 75mph half the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    I guess I should be worried about cruising at 75mph half the time...
    What are you cruising at the other half? :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-88 View Post
    What are you cruising at the other half? :O
    Usually backroad speeds. Traffic lights.

    But then, one has to think about my love for shifting at 4k and most of the time at half throttle or WOT.

    So really, my car does not take a break from working hard... Poor baby.

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    Engines are made to go, and that's that. Keep it out of the redline.

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    Mine sees it or close to it once a month or so...

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    Haha so does mine. No big deal.

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    I think you're good, as long as you don't live there. Think boat engines. I don't think they last too long compared to car engines even though they're often identical pieces of machinery.
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    I used to run a Honda motorcycle, 250cc, on the highway at wide open throttle most of the time. That bike was used when I got it, and as far as I know is still running 30 years later. The chainsaw I used to use red-lined at 14,000 rpms. I don't know much about engines, but I count on those who do to design them for their intended uses, so I expect (and hope) we will be fine.


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