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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Shifting RPMS

Hey everyone, new to the site and relatively new sportbike owner. So just have two questions. I got a 99 R6 and i was wondering if anyone could link me up to a place to get an owners manual and also when is a good RPM to shift gears generally?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 04:34 AM
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With regard to the gear shifting, that depends on where you're at and what you need to accomplish. If you're at the track, you want to shift as needed for your particular location on the track.

Guessing you're not asking about that though, I don't recommend running the bike into the really high revs on the street as all that does is attract police and I typically shift somewhere around 7k, IIRC. Honestly I haven't looked in a long time, I just shift when I need to and based on my need to pass or maintain acceleration. Using the bike as a bit of a commuter 5th is often used. If you're just doing twisties out in the middle of nowhere, presuming they're not big sweepers, I'd guess you'll be in third most of the time.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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cool thanks for the help
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