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Yet to see any sportster rider run to rev limiter on the street level... Sounds good on the internet though
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I used to hit the rev limiter in 1st a lot (on the 883 too), until I learnt to change up to 2nd very quickly. Still hit it in 2nd occasionally during very spirited overtaking. That's at 6,000 rpm: about 50 in 1st, 70 in 2nd.
I'm not the adrenaline junky I was in my younger days but I'll occasionally run it up to redline just for the fun of it. I do use the clutch all the time though even when speed shifting.
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I hit the chip in every gear except 5th sometimes and I am set at 6800 rpm. No biggie.
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With my left hand sometimes. So voted other.

Also instinctively, regular like. So that covers other also.

Edit: Ooops. Safety Tips? Never mind.
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Here are the RPMs versus MPH......will at least give you an idea of RPMS.

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Here are the RPMs versus MPH......will at least give you an idea of RPMS.

Quoting the post might be better than a (not all that clear) scan of a print out:

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Gear   Ratio  ←                          Engine Revs                         →
              1000  1500  2000  2500  3000  3500  4000  4500  5000  5500  6000

1      9.315   8.1  12.2  16.3  20.3  24.4  28.4  32.5  36.6  40.6  44.7  48.8
2      6.653  11.4  17.1  22.8  28.4  34.1  39.8  45.5  51.2  56.9  62.6  68.3
3      4.948  15.3  23.0  30.6  38.3  45.9  53.6  61.2  68.9  76.5  84.2  91.8
4      4.102  18.5  27.7  36.9  46.1  55.4  64.6  73.8  83.1  92.3 101.5 110.8
5      3.517  21.5  32.3  43.1  53.8  64.6  75.3  86.1  96.9 107.6 118.4 129.2
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Every one always forgets us 4 speed guys .

Oh well, I checked the other because I shift telepathically
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I voted other because I usually shift by sound unless I'm really on the throttle showing my riding buddies how slow there BT's are
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I'm not sure what you mean by that?
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I'm not sure what you mean by that?
Just saying the charts and specs are all looking at the evo's and the 5 speed trans.
Those of us that cant hear well anymore and certainly some lacking logical thinking, most have slightly different than ordinary sportsters, usually have odd-ball gearing and shift at totally different speeds and RPM.

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Those charts are not just 5 speed only, or Evo only; they're rubbermount only. That's what I have, and that's what I know about. I simply don't have the info to do charts for older bikes.

I haven't forgotten about 4 speeds, I just don't know anything about them.

The charts are easy to do; it's simple arithmetic. Perhaps someone who does know about Ironheads or rigid mount Evos could do those charts?
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