6th gear

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Redfish-Joe, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    I, like most of you would not shift to 6th until 70. It seems that since I put the slipons on the motor don't mind running at 60 in 6th. Smooth and very little vibration as compared to before the mufflers. It will smoothly accelerate from 60 without effort.

    What do y'all think? Am I lugging the engine or not?

    Stage 1 breather
    TFI
    SE slipons
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    its about what i found also and now with cams i will cruise it at 60 in 6th when i knwo its a long straight
     
  3. Troy1225

    Troy1225 Active Member

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    I will cruise with mine in 6th gear at 62-63 mph. If I have to accelerate to pass a car or come to a long uphill, I downshift to 5th gear to avoid lugging the engine.
     
  4. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Thanks for the input. The small mods I did has given me a whole new feel to my bike. She seems much happier. Not to mention the big smile on my face. :D

    Very well worth the money, time, and effort!
     
  5. ultradoc

    ultradoc Active Member

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    I have a 2000 ultra. Once in awhile I find myself looking for the fantom 6th gear. :bigsmiley20:
     
  6. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Thats how it was with my 2000 RK. When I got my 08 it took a while to remember I had that extra gear.:bigsmiley20:
     
  7. Porter

    Porter Junior Member

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    I have pretty much the same mods as you RedFish, except different slip-ons.
    Same for me as well.

    I went more by feel for "lugging" before I added the IDS at the rear wheel. Now I follow the "2000 rpm rule". The before and after of the IDS on a TC96 really let me understand "lugging". Newer riders on newer bikes may not get it with the IDS being stock.
     
  8. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Gear ratios did change from 08-09 and i think 10 also
     
  9. 67wizard

    67wizard Junior Member

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    I'm with you on this, I will cruise with mine in 6th gear at 62-63 mph. If I have to accelerate to pass a car or come to a long uphill, I downshift to 5th gear to avoid lugging the engine. Puts and bigger smile on the face when I down shift tho.
     
  10. doc_63

    doc_63 Active Member

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    Since my Stage1 with the TFI I noticed 6th gear is a lot more useful. Anything 60 or above and she purrs like a kitten. Did I mention I love my TFI?
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