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post #8 of (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 07:48 PM
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It was based on a conversation I had with another winger who was insisting that you should never go over 2500 rpm in any gear. So he gets into top gear as soon as possible and for the most part leaves it in overdrive or fourth gear and let's the engine just pull along at low speeds. .....
You know, not enjoying the engine is almost a crime.

That 1800 is like a turbine above 4K RPM.

As far as "recommended speeds" for each gear, I'm familiar with all the owners manuals of each model, and have never seen a chart.

The 2500 RPM guy may have come from "American V-twin" cruisers.

My name is Rusty. I'm an enthusiast of things that ride, drive and fly.

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