I don't believe an RPM limiter reset would cure the problem as you define it. The same torque would still be available to cause trouble if she used the throttle carelessly, lower red line or not.
I have always heeded the owner's manual warning never to use more than partial throttle in 1st and 2nd gear for, as they say "There is danger of wheelspin and loss of control of the vehicle." I crashed hard doing just a short burnout about 10 years ago, so haven't needed to be told twice since.
Your wife needs to understand that she MUST be smooth and gentle applying throttle when pulling away from a red light or stop sign while immediately turning either way. Wheelspin can wreck you instantly... I mean you can be on the pavement in a flash.
I don't rocket past slow traffic even if I'm in 3rd gear and supposedly safe from spin. I'm not knocking her riding ability at all. Women are smart. I suspect she pays more attention to your cautionary speeches than you think.
Last edited by K_Biker_Bill; Jun 14th, 2008 at 11:25 pm.