Originally Posted by Ghost
Since you are riding a 1700 the idea that you are "in between gear speeds" is all in your head. At 45 to 50 you can be in 3rd or just into 4th. you've got lots of power and gear range to play with.
I've RTFM and I am still in the break in period where the owner's manual says don't get gears over a certain speed, so I am trying to stick with that for the whole 1000 miles - over half way there already at 890 miles.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th - gear
(25) (40) (55) (70) (80) (95) - mph (550 to 1000 miles odo)
Still, you are very right... I am shifting early, or feeling the need to shift earlier than I should be. 2nd gear up to 40mph?!?!
I'm still stuck on the 0-500 miles period where 2nd shouldn't get over 30...
Thank you! I'll be shifting better now!