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I keep the bike around 2500 - 2700 regardless what gear I'm in. I'll find the gear that keeps me in that range.

Sometimes I let it drop to 2000 in 25 - 35 mph zones just because it's comfortable and quiets the bike down as these are usually residential zones.
 

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mjw930 said:
I keep the bike around 2500 - 2700 regardless what gear I'm in. I'll find the gear that keeps me in that range.

Sometimes I let it drop to 2000 in 25 - 35 mph zones just because it's comfortable and quiets the bike down as these are usually residential zones.
+1 Couldn't have said it better myself. Not a big fan of letting the bike get below 2000 RPM while rolling.

In that 25-35 MPH range (15-22 KPH) the bike will respond VERY quickly to the throttle even if you are loping around at 2000 RPM. On a side note: 2nd gear is perfect for taking turns.....3rd just bogs the hell out of the motor coming out of the hole.
 

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phoenix9 said:
mjw930 said:
I keep the bike around 2500 - 2700 regardless what gear I'm in. I'll find the gear that keeps me in that range.

Sometimes I let it drop to 2000 in 25 - 35 mph zones just because it's comfortable and quiets the bike down as these are usually residential zones.
+1 Couldn't have said it better myself. Not a big fan of letting the bike get below 2000 RPM while rolling.

In that 25-35 MPH range (15-22 KPH) the bike will respond VERY quickly to the throttle even if you are loping around at 2000 RPM. On a side note: 2nd gear is perfect for taking turns.....3rd just bogs the hell out of the motor coming out of the hole.
+1 on your comments

Totally agree on the 2nd gear for turns..
 

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I'm still breaking mine in, so I try to let the needle wander all over the band, but the bike seems to like 2000-2500 for cruising, 2500-3000 if I'm in a situation where I might need quicker acceleration, and it doesn't start complaining 'til over 4000.
 
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