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View Poll Results: How do you upshift?
By sound only 775 75.32%
By speedo and/or tachometer 125 12.15%
Other method 129 12.54%
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Depends on various situations/ circumstatances/ conditions.
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When I first started I judged it by the Tach. Now I just do it by sound. One with the beast.

Couldn't tell you what speed to shift up into 5th would be since I have a 4 speed.
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On my 883 I shift into 5th anywhere from 80km/h up. I often hold 3rd to about 90km/h, the bike seems to prefer changing up then to leaving it later. Otherwise, whatever suits at the time.
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By ear, with my left foot as God intended!
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That may have been the same year that he (or she) decided that the other side should win battles. Must be a tough job deciding who lives, dies, or wears bell bottoms. Good thing I'm not in charge.
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