Hey guys, After uppin' my confidence on my new (and first) bike, me and my gal went on a nice 80 mile round trip backcountry ride and fish today. The 16T front sprocket will be here tomorrow so hopefully it'll knock some RPM's off my 55-60 MPH cruisin'.
Since this is new to you, motorcycles and riding, you should know that motorcycle engines are designed to be run at higher rpm than auto's. In fact you'll find that the best fuel mileage will occur in the 4,500 to 5,000 rpm area. Running these engines at 6-8,000 rpm is considered fine and running up to redline before shifting is not a bad thing. If you did this with a car then that would be a different story.
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