Shift points?

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Shift points?

Postby Optimurphprime » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:56 pm

What are the shift points and what is a good RPM range to shift? This thing doesn't feel like it's a 5 speed although that is what the fact sheet says.

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Re: Shift points?

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:08 pm

RPM's is whatever feels right. I haven't got my Wing out yet but seems to me around 4000 worked fine. Depends on how big a grin you want to get.
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Re: Shift points?

Postby dingdong » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:16 am

These old four bangers don't respond well at low rpms. They thrive at upper rpm range. Keep the revs above 3000 rpm and she will respond accordingly.

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Re: Shift points?

Postby scotterichmond » Fri May 06, 2011 4:47 pm

When I ride my 75 wing, I see no reason ( other than the law) to shift before red line. :D

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Re: Shift points?

Postby Fred Camper » Fri May 06, 2011 9:08 pm

4000 if you want to save fuel, higher if you want to smile, like others said.

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