Thanks all. I just rode my bike to a customer appointment and realized that my problem is actually just above 1500 rpm as I am pulling away from a stop. I guess I need to figure out where exactly I feel it before posting. I think this may be more of a driver issue more than anything else. Still learning how to ride this bike smoothly. I did forget to mention that I do have the 43 rear sproket. Btw someone mentioned what speed you are actually going at 70 on the speedo. With 43 tooth rear and stock front my gps shows about 62 or 63 basically about 8 under.