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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Should I run up speed more before shifting 750?

I'm new to 750 Shadow Aero

Should I wind her up to maybe 4K rpm's before shifting?

I've been shifting around 3K rpm's and wonder if I should run her up more before shifting. I ride solo mostly on 50-60 mph country roads.

BTW I have '06. I recently installed tach (love it)
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Yes. You are probably lugging it. 4K to 4.5k would be better.


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Depends on what you are trying to do. The actual Honda cruiser shift points are phenomenally low. The VT750 has a huge power band so anywhere between 2500 and 4500 is good. I believe the output drops off at about 5000. But these are cruisers so I have found the best shift point is to be much before the engine gets buzzy.

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What's an rpm? No gauge, I shift by feel.


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What's an rpm? No gauge, I shift by feel.


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RPM= Reserve Power Management.

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any shift point is good as long as you're not lugging it when its hits the higher gear.
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With most of these bikes having a 8000+ RPM red line, 4 to 5000 is not harming the engine.

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For me it depends on the conditions. Going up hill I Rev it up more, going down hill Rev less.

Most of the time it works out that the mph = the gear, 2nd at 20 mph, 3rd at 30,,,

Got no tach,,,yet,,,run by feel/sound.

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No tachometer,rev limited, can go 70mph in 3rd. .

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