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Old 23rd July 2021
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Try giving it a lot of throttle at 50 in 5th. You won't like the results of that experiment. Neither will the bike. 50 mph in 5th is borderline lugging on a 1200. I don't use 5th until I know I'll be running at least 65 for miles. I treat 5th as an over-drive. Mileage is about the same whether I'm running 65 to 75 in 5th, on the highway, or 50 to 60 in 4th in the hills & curves of the back roads.
you are correct, sir.
It does NOT like a lot of gas at 50.
higher rpm's here we come...
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