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Old 2nd October 2018
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Although Jrod5bz asked this question about 12 years ago, this is my general rule of thumb.

On an easy ride:

20 means 2nd gear
30 means 3rd
40 means 4th
55 means 5th

As the moment calls for it:

at 30 shift to 2nd
at 40 shift to 3rd
at 50 shift to 4th
at 70 shift to 5th

I tend to ride conservatively and my Sportster is geared as an 883.

4,500 rpm is generally my red line..

5,200 RPM would be racing and I am too slow for any of that kinda torque.
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