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Old 04-21-2010, 07:34 AM   #1
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RPMs around town?

Coming from the cruiser world, rinding this sport bike is a bit different. I'm used to keeping my rpms pretty low on my old magna, but was just wondering what range you guys ride for everyday cruising around town? I keep finding myself around 3k, but then it takes a sec to find the power. (is there a sweet spot for gas milage?)
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:39 AM   #2
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im always below 4k around town as well.. but only because im not an annoying asshole (well on the bike anyway)

at 3k-4k, you have more power then alot of other bikes anyway... just if you expect instant power, you want to be above 6k. you want lots of power, be above 9 or so... i donno, at that point, im not looking at the tach anymore.
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Engine sweet spot? I'd say 8-10K rpm.

Gas mileage sweet spot? 0 rpm.
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Around 4-5K... I have the stock exhaust.
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I'm usually at about 3-5k. I try to keep the RPM's a little high, in case I need instant power (avoid asshold cager collision).

When I first got a sportbike I would shift too soon trying to keep the RPM's down, now I realize that them being a little high doesn't hurt the bike, and can save your ass in certain situations
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Engine sweet spot? I'd say 8-10K rpm.

Gas mileage sweet spot? 0 rpm.

It just seems like it's screamin' at 10k. Like I said, I just need to learn these bikes.

Lol on the "0".
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It just seems like it's screamin' at 10k. Like I said, I just need to learn these bikes.

Lol on the "0".
eventually you get used to it.
i shift right before the limiter... if i have to go that fast.

limiter in first is 90 something mph.
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eventually you get used to it.
i shift right before the limiter... if i have to go that fast.

limiter in first is 90 something mph.
You sir are going to blow your motor.
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In my experience (on a 2006) the bike isn't real thrilled with being at 3K RPMs. I consider 3K RPM on the 1KRR to be nearly-lugging. The bike seems fairly content at about 3500 as long as you don't plan to immediately pin the throttle. If you want to be able to roll on and have decent response, like others have said, you'd want to be in the 4500-5500 range.

That said, if I'm cruising at a constant speed, I'm almost always in 6th gear -- unless being in 6th gear would put the RPMs below 3500. That means that sometimes you have to quickly click down a gear or two to get to the power. Given that, if I have any reason to think I'm going to need sudden throttle I'd stay in a lower gear.

I don't know that all of the above added anything to what others have already said -- but it's my two cents.
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