I mean with an idle of 1K rpm you shouldn't worry about 3-4K rpm. Copyright 2020 Leaf Group Ltd. / Leaf Group Media. You shouldn't be afraid to rev up the motor. Check the car's manual for recommend guidelines. Shifting itself is not solely a function of RPM. I normally cruise around in the 2500-3k range. Just curious at what RPM's you guys shift. red line it its under warranty! Release the clutch while rolling on the throttle until you get up to 15 mph. This is a unique trans for Harley it is a 2 speed with 3 overdrives. Yes, I took her out this cloudy afternoon, nice..., held her in 3rd around town, up a large hill half throttle, woke right up. A driver knows when to shift gears based on the RPM or revolutions per minute of the engine. This article was written by the It Still Works team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information. In a manual transmission, the driver rather than the engine shifts the gears of the car. Check the racing sub-forums but I think you will find that most of the drag racers shift around 8000 RPM as the bike starts to loose a little after that. I will usually shift at 2500RPM to 6000RPM depending in the situation.

That is, I normaly shift at 35 to 4500 RPMs but ride at what ever steady RPMs is aplicable to 5th or what ever gear. Shifting at 3000-3500 that would be dropping the rpms pretty low when you get in to the next gear. ! Watch out for a red warning light or for numbers highlighted with red strips. Your shift points are keeping you at 2K and below until you hit highway speeds. Still look for gas at 120 miles just to be safe but … I agree, the type of bike makes a huge difference. Thanks….

For my HD I cruise around town at 2-2.5. level 2. Most motorcycles will rev around the 4k to 5500 rpm mark when cruising but this is a pretty broad statement as with different engines you will ultimately have different engine speeds! The 2014 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy comes equipped with a six-speed transmission. Anything and everything related to Harley-Davidson motorcycles. You should be able to get away with some lugging if the load isn't that great. Pull the clutch in and roll off the throttle as normal for a downshift, but before shifting you will want to rev up the engine briefly, then make the shift. But yeah if I get on it there's nothing wrong with taking it up to 9k. "We recommend that riders keep the rpm around 2,800-3,000 at highway speed. This article was written by the It Still Works team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information. You can feel this detent when you shift between first and second, giving these shifts a sort of notchy feel. In other words, the first gear is located below neutral and all higher gears are found above neutral on the shift lever. The next highest gear ratio divided by the current gear ratio provides you with an optimal time to shift.

Normal light duty not in a hurry shifting is about 3400-3600. I've done more than a few 2300 mile 3 day runs on my 883 and when I am west of the Mississippi its 80+ all the way until the WA border where they love giving speeding tickets. Wow!

80+ will not hurt a sportster engine, but lower rpm …

My Harley is a stump puller with gobs of torque right off idle... but it red-lines at 5k. To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about It Still Works, contact us. You'll be surprised how fast you add 30-40 mph.You might hit the limiter before you know it,no bigge.Just do it with a thoroughly warmed motor. The look on his face after completely changed at the next stop. Come join the discussion about modifications, troubleshooting, maintenance, performance, classifieds, and more! 4K is where the bike starts to come alive. Repeat this process through the remaining gears, shifting at 35, 45 and 55 mph. Just amp up your RPMs . Pull the clutch fully in again while rolling off the throttle.

Shift at 8.5k. You want to know whether your engine revs abnormally high. Some sport bikes can crank over 13K and don't do well under 8K RPM.

Well you can do about 90 in second and it goes up from there. There's a pretty good power curve above 6k. On average about 4000-4500 on normal riding.

i am on my 4 clutch in 35,000 mi. It LOVES it. Depends how heavy I get on the throttle. So I'm wondering if anyone usually pushes it up to 4000or thereabouts? I don't even hit 5th in the city. Riding 50-60 in 4th? Now you can either lift up on the toe-shifter, or press down on the heel shifter to shift into second gear. Repeat this process through the remaining gears, shifting at 35, 45 and 55 mph. I shift by ear, but if I look, it's around 2800.

If I feel like getting up in a hurry I shift around 4600-4800.

Again, I am talking “cruising” RPM, not cranking. If your RPM reaches a warning number or a warning light comes on, you need to up shift immediately.

Take a Harley for example. 3.0-3.5 normally.

My question is what you guys normally cruise at from a RPM standpoint, not MPH. _____________________________________________. I told him to watch the rpms after that stop light. The answer is no! My dilemma here is why dose the Revo get kick in the pants for having low torque. Press J to jump to the feed. 5500-6000rpm power speed shift feathering the clutch all day long. Not sure if there is a certain rpm your supposed to do it or not. Allowing the RPM to go up to 3,000 RPM or higher increases speed but makes the engine work harder, which reduces fuel economy.

Listen to the engine. The driver footboards allow for the use of a heel-toe shifter, which allows for much greater comfort over rides that require frequent shifting, such as in city traffic or while negotiating steep grades and turns. "Just put that hammer down and give it hell" -Jerry Reed. Roll on the throttle while releasing the clutch and accelerate up to 25 mph. Your "AIRHEAD" Dyna has low end torque, The Vrod does not. A Harley vrod don't even get into its power band until after 7K. Of course in 6th the rpm is whatever it is at the speed I'm going. The rider cannot shift from first gear to third gear, for example, without first shifting into second gear. My engine is set up for max torque at 2600-5500 RPM so i typically shift before 4000 while cruising and 5000 if ringing it out. Engine's never seen red line, don't plan to-I'm basically a geezer cruiser-I don't operate the bike at any of the edges of performance envelope. I keep the rpms around 2000-2500 in 2nd-5th gears. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, 85 FXR, 48 Pan, 69 Shovel, 08 Road King, 77 Shovel. Could not be happier on the open road. CATCH ME! If that means sixth gear on secondary roads is not used, that’s OK. Reserve sixth gear for the interstate where the bike can be clicked it into sixth and the rpm kept up around 3,000 at cruising speed." Around town I shift ~4k. Maybe its the RPM. I'm thinking now that I have been gear changing on sound more than anything, like I do with the car. To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about It Still Works, contact us. JavaScript is disabled.

Its probably a bad thing but I shift with the sound instead of the tach. At 2500 rpm, the engine is producing about 35 horsepower.

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