David Beard davidebeard at
Wed May 23 08:22:07 PDT 2007

I agree with Mike. I can get my engine to ping if I nail the throttle at 
about 1500 to 2500 rpms in higher gears, but I usually don't run the 
engine in that range. Under normal riding conditions, i don't shift 
until 5000 to 5500 rpms. If I'm getting on it, I'll take it near the 
redline before shifting.

Dave B

Buehrle, Michael wrote:
> Jeff,
> the only time I produced pinging on my bike was from lugging the engine at low speeds. you should keep the revs up to 4000+ RPM's in the lower gears.The Gpz(for me )is much more responsive when you let it scream a little and a good rule of thumb is to use the same rpm range that you see in top gear highway cruising speed as your target and that is around 4000-4500.
> I'm sure others have a different opinion on this...
> Mike(who has tested the rev limiter a few times)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey Markham [mailto:automan25 at]
> Sent: May 23,2007 11:01 AM
> To: GPzList at
> Subject: Pinging

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