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Offline capnmwf

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RPM's ?
« on: August 28, 2014, 04:41:42 pm »
coming from a Harley, i'm wondering what rpm range you guys cruise in. I seem to ride around 3000, which
i think is a little low ?  of course, going on the freeway @ 70-75, in 6th gear i'll be turning 4000-4200 rpms, but how non freeway riding ?  thanks for the input..

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Re: RPM's ?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 06:29:46 pm »
I usually run in the 3000 to 5000 RPM range for normal riding. I try not let the revs drop below 3000 and aim for 5000 as my shift point. Below 3000 my bike feels like I am "lugging" the engine which is not good for the engine, shifting at 5000 gives me a smooth, quiet shift. I don't use sixth gear unless I will be running 65mph or more for an extended time such as freeway cruising. I get 50+ miles per gallon consistently so I am happy and my bike feels and sounds happy. I occasionally have to run the revs up just to make sure things are still functioning properly "up there"  :015: Short answer. Around 4000 RPM.

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Re: RPM's ?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 07:15:38 pm »
I concur with NavyDad. Rarely less than 3000, 3500 to 4000 is pretty standard. Don't be afraid to run at higher rpm.
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Re: RPM's ?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 08:26:29 pm »
Cruise over 3000, shift 5000-6000
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Re: RPM's ?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2014, 08:40:27 pm »
I agree.....usually run around town at 4000rpm and shift up to 4th or 5th only at hwy speeds.  6th gear after 65mph. 
I do like to wind it up over 7000 once in a while just to hear the growl add feel the power.   Goes like a bat out of hell!!, fun fun fun.
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Re: RPM's ?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2014, 11:10:41 pm »
As the others say the Trophy is a much higher revving bike.  I find anything below 3500 to be close to lugging.  Seldom let it run below 4000.
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Re: RPM's ?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2014, 11:28:52 pm »
I run from 2500rpm and up, usually shifting up near 4000rpm. The lower revs are only when the road is dead flat and just pottering around or going through towns. The power is there to run at lower revs but, as others have said, the bike does not sound as if it likes it.  I am 69kgs in weight, which may be a factor.

I can also say that the rev limiter works  :821: but in normal use no need to go above 5000rpm, as that exceeds all the speed limits around here even in lower gears.

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Re: RPM's ?
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2014, 12:06:52 am »
+1 on the rev limiter.  Sounds like an overrevved supercar when it hits it with the pop-pop-pop.  Only once, a little surprising, no need to try it again.
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