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    shifting the k1600
    « on: 2015-05-18 20:43:08 »
    I generally try to ride my k16700 at around 3000 rpm and shift in that area as well.
    I know the red line is quite higher but up around 4000 rpm it sounds like the engine is beginning to work hard. is it O.K. to ride in the are of 4000-4500 rpm without damage for long periods of time?


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      shifting the k1600
      « Reply #1 on: 2015-05-18 20:54:02 »
      I would think providing your not idling or over revving the engine then any gear is good for the conditions you are riding in. I am certainly not one for trying to hit the limiter but that's why I get 54mpg. I could probably ride my bike with my eyes shut and know when to change gear, but I wouldn't advise it !


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        Re: shifting the k1600
        « Reply #2 on: 2015-05-18 21:12:59 »
        Hmmm, outside of the city, I'd typically shift somewhere between 4000 and 6000 rpm. The 6 cylinder howl for me is oh so sweet  8) And yes, sometimes 6000 is not enough. To each their own pleasure.
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          Re: shifting the k1600
          « Reply #3 on: 2015-05-19 11:25:31 »
          When cruising through a town, I can shift at 1500-3000 rpm. Riding the twisties, I will have the bike in 5000 to 6000 rpm all the time. Sometimes I test if the revlimiter is still working when entering the highways.  8) The bike never moans and always delivers, any speed, any rpm. Just ride it how you feel most comfortable. Stop looking at the rev meter and enjoy the ride. :)


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            Re: shifting the k1600
            « Reply #4 on: 2015-05-19 17:32:23 »
            Lugging the engine would be harder on it than 4500 rpm. The entire rev range is a safe operating range. Enjoy the music!


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              Re: shifting the k1600
              « Reply #5 on: 2015-05-20 07:35:19 »
              Will find it hard to lug this engine as it has so much torque from 1500 RPM
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