Referencing your comment about not wanting to "trash" your bike, and further to what GaBandit has said, your current riding style could do just as much to "trash" it as wringing it's neck from the get-go. Lugging the engine, as you do when shifting to second so soon, or riding at 50 mph in 6th gear, especially if you don't downshift to accelerate from there, is bad on the engine. If you don't get the rings to seat properly, you could have an oil-burner on your hands.Bronko2000 said:up to now (400 miles), I was shifting to second right after I started moving. Then shiftin up each gear at about 3000 rpm.
This left me in 6th gear doing around 50 mph.