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Offline Sonny

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Re: Riding question: Use the clutch to coast?
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2019, 11:52:43 AM »
I ride the same way -- never looking for a gear, looking rather for an rpm, and without much tach-watching, either... by listening to the engine note. That's why I have always shrugged at the idea of adding a gear indicator to my '15.

For general riding my sweet spot is 3 - 4K, until speed gets up to where it is not available. For more spirited riding I'll shift at 6K, but finish looking for my sweet spot. But that is a luxury that comes with the big V's engine. It is so wide in its power band, it is unfazed at whatever speed it's turning.  It just says, okay, that will be fine with me...  :169:

Our tractable engine would be happy turning a widely spaced 4-speed, which is what you double-shifting riders are doing.

All I ever wish for is a taller 6th, making a true overdrive and a bit calmer 70mph and above.
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Re: Riding question: Use the clutch to coast?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2019, 01:11:47 PM »
Sonny - I couldn't agree more

Offline JackLawman

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Re: Riding question: Use the clutch to coast?
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2019, 02:58:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
Our tractable engine would be happy turning a widely spaced 4-speed, which is what you double-shifting riders are doing.
Yeah... pretty much. And having fun while we're doing it  :biker1:

*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
All I ever wish for is a taller 6th, making a true overdrive and a bit calmer 70mph and above.
Agree on this also  :028:


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