Senior VR Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Alliston, Ontario
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I REALLY try to keep the motor at around 3000-3500 when I cruise in any gear. My shifting I feel is best around 3500 or upwards of 4500 if I am in a hurry. I do have a tach and it does help. Also have a Modded rear drive.
I can cruise in 5th down to 2000 but tend to NOT do that as it can lug if you accellerate and is sluggish.
If you keep your shifting above 3000 at least you will be OK..
It ain't getting what you want..It's wanting what u got!
**I am a victim of Mod- Mania The bike itself was the cheap part!!!!!...**
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