Shift points?

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Shift points?

Post by Optimurphprime »

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?

Post by cbx4evr »

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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Post by dingdong »

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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Post by scotterichmond »

When I ride my 75 wing, I see no reason ( other than the law) to shift before red line. :D
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4000 if you want to save fuel, higher if you want to smile, like others said.

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