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post #1 of 16 Old 10-04-2006, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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0 To 60. What RPM's?

I would never in a million years want to try this myself 'cause I'm a safe, sane rider, but my buddy and I got in a discussion... how do you, if in fact you wanted to, get to 60 mph in the fasted time? (I have a 650.)

At what RPM's would you shift up in each gear?

My theory: starting in first (of course) shift into the next higher gear each time the tach reaches 5,500 until you're in fifth. My buddy says go up to at least 7,000 RPM's before shifting and never go above third gear. Of course, we're both idiots and don't know what we're talking about.

Your thoughts?

- Tom
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If I remember correctly, 1st will take you to about 40mph (near red line) and 2nd should take you to 60. I wasn't really looking at the speedo that much so I may not be entirely accurate

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You stay in the highest horsepower section of the curve if you shift at 9500 rpm. See http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval/VStrom05B.pdf#search='dl650%20060'

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Rip through the gears till about 9500 and shift. Shifting as fast as you can without loosing traction. No spinning tires (not sure about wheelies?)
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I never pay any attention....I just rip through the gears, and PRESTO there is 60 mph! :shock: I know that I am revving pretty good cause my exhausts and intake is SCREAMING!!!!! Sounds so sweet too.

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Jeez, guys, I must be missing something in this whole 'motorcycle experience'.

With 7,000 miles on my 650, I don't think my tach has ever once gone above 8,000 RPMs!

(Can you say "Wimpy Rider"?)

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I think its important to test the rev limiter at least once a month. Although, it feels like the power starts to fall off on my 1000 when you get it really wound up.

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Jeez, guys, I must be missing something in this whole 'motorcycle experience'.

With 7,000 miles on my 650, I don't think my tach has ever once gone above 8,000 RPMs!

(Can you say "Wimpy Rider"?)

- Tom
I hit 9,000 maybe once every 500 miles. Defintley run out of space and safety cushion usually.
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I think its important to test the rev limiter at least once a month. Although, it feels like the power starts to fall off on my 1000 when you get it really wound up.

What's that saying?

"RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!" :wink:
NO...IT IS SAYING, PULL YOUR SECONDARIES!!!!!!!! :lol:

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Re: 0 To 60. What RPM's?

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I would never in a million years want to try this myself 'cause I'm a safe, sane rider, but my buddy and I got in a discussion... how do you, if in fact you wanted to, get to 60 mph in the fasted time? (I have a 650.)

At what RPM's would you shift up in each gear?

My theory: starting in first (of course) shift into the next higher gear each time the tach reaches 5,500 until you're in fifth. My buddy says go up to at least 7,000 RPM's before shifting and never go above third gear. Of course, we're both idiots and don't know what we're talking about.

Your thoughts?

- Tom

Somehwere between peak HP and peak tq.
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