Does this hurt the motor,tranny.clutch. etc. in any way? There was an old post about 1st gear being governed to 40mph, and RSS told the poster he could just start out in 2nd gear. Is this OK to do? Thanks...
Correct, I was stating this because people were complaining about the low rev limiter in first gear getting onto the highway. I don't recommend it, but it is just another way to say hey, you do have options besides complaining about having to shift gears to quickly. Thanks bro...You can do it, asfar as hurting the motor/clutch I would be concerned. I think RSS was stating that because you wouldnt have to shift for a while then. Your clutch is nothing more than a friction plate which can only take a certain amount of drag in its life and with that your letting it drag while slowly letting the clutch out to build up speed. With the motor if you let the clutch out too far your loading the heck outa the crank putting it under alot of strain.
starting in second will cause extra friction / wear and tear but yeah you can do it even though it isn't exactly something that is logical to do on purpose.
Correct, this is why I was stating this fact, only for those that "were complaining about the rev limiter". Was just simply stating that they could start off in second gear. I could put a caution in the FAQ or even revisit that thread if I can find it, to state that this will cause extra wear, so only use when needed... or something like that. Might make it easier on the person reading it to understand the consequences.Anytime you're "slipping" the clutch, you're heating-up and wearing the friction discs unneccessarily. If done repeatedly, the friction pads will glaze and harden, leading to premature clutch failure, i.e., it'll slip when you don't want it to. The only time the clutch is not wearing is when it is fully engaged. FWIW...................