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I don't know how to ask this question without sounding like a squid..but does it do any harm to the engine to give it a little rev? Does it matter if it is in neutral or in gear with the clutch in? I've read other threads but trust you guys here more. Just wondering as since I've gotten my slip-on I definitely enjoy the sound more. A few friends have asked to hear it and I've found it can get the attention of drivers quickly if needed. But reliability trumps everything but safety and fun for me. Curious to hear from you all
 

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The only time I would not rev the engine is just after starting on a day when the temp is freezing or below. I personally do not rev the engine until it warms up.
 

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other than blipping the throttle to rev match a shift, I think reving is childish, especially sitting at a light waiting for it to turn red, makes is sound like ya got a crappy running bike ya gotta play with the throttle cause it can't idle, If there is a reason like revving to 5k to check charging system voltage that isn't posing



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It can cause excessive wear if done when cold. Also don't hit red line. Without a load, the crankshaft speed can exceed red line revs before the rev limiter can react and that can cause valve bounce with the cam hitting the tappet like a hammer or a valve hitting a piston. One guy had a clutch cable break when he was revving which cause his bike to wheelie through the intersection into cross traffic. In reality though, it's unlikely any harm will be done by the practice other than contributing harm to the image of motorcyclists.
 

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It can cause excessive wear if done when cold. Also don't hit red line. Without a load, the crankshaft speed can exceed red line revs before the rev limiter can react and that can cause valve bounce with the cam hitting the tappet like a hammer or a valve hitting a piston. One guy had a clutch cable break when he was revving which cause his bike to wheelie through the intersection into cross traffic. In reality though, it's unlikely any harm will be done by the practice other than contributing harm to the image of motorcyclists.
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Just like people our bikes need exercise to stay fit and in top condition, if not they get fat and lazy like an old bagger. Run it within its rev limits regularly and it will reward you with lots of smiles.
 
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