Wow 6th gear is incredible!

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by risuperglide, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. risuperglide

    risuperglide Active Member

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    Well today for the 1st time since owning my bike I had a long stretch of highway in front of me with out a passenger...ie girlfriend riding on back. I put her into 6th gear, saw the 6th light up on the dash & let her rip! This gear enables you to cruise effortlessly at 80 MPH+! Wow I was quite impressed!...Sounded awesome with my Screamin Eagle Slip ons!...Nice big smile on my face!.....:newsmile108:
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Love that tall gear, and we thought the 5 speed was the big deal in the day:s
     
  3. docster

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    Agree with Smitty. I run at 60 a lot in 6th. I just keep an eye on the tach.
     
  4. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

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    Yea but it sure feels good sometime to be cruising at that speed. :D
     
  5. stikman

    stikman Active Member

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    I ride a 2010 FLHTK and cruise at 75 to 80 it's awesome I watch the tach and try to keep it at or just below 3000 rpm. First 6 speed will always have one now Harley struck another home run with the 6 speed.
     
  6. risuperglide

    risuperglide Active Member

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    Yes it sure does!..........:newsmile108:
     
  7. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Yes, 6th gear is a gas, but I would keep a check on my mirrors for Leo at that speed.:)
     
  8. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    It is amazing the gas mileage you can get with 6th gear.
     
  9. whacko

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    6th is a very tall gear......and I like it. When I'm on the freeway the bike doesn't sound like it is "screaming" like some of the metric bikes do. Just a relaxed rumble!
     
  10. kabory

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    you are absolutly right, I just came off of a Shadow Aero and in 5th gear at 70mph it sounded like a pack of bumble bees. Its funny how I always was trying to upshift and nothing was there.