Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
The rpm vs. gear choice depends on the load on the engine. That said, 65 mph is my minimum for 6th, and I'll probably be in 5th at 65. At 35 mph I'd be in 3rd, maybe 4th if running easy. And, yes, you may have gotten a tank of bad gas. Siphon it out and use it in a full tank in your car if you don't want to burn it in your bike. If the next tank still runs poorly due to this gas, try any gas system cleaner; use according to the label instructions.
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