BINGO! If you need a gauge to tell you when to shift then you aren't competent enough to be running that engine. Doesn't matter if it's a motorcycle, car, truck or whatever. Learn the machine to "become one" with it.Listen to your car or truck when it shifts. Shift your bike when the engine hits roughly the same "tone". Man, if you are hitting the rev limiter on normal shifts, your doing it waaaaaaay wrong. I feel like mine is going to fly apart when it hits the limiter.
Factory tachs and the maintenance stand became extinct quite awhile ago. I still have a cig lighter and ashtray in my 96 Mercury Sable. :mrgreen:I bought a VTX six months ago. First factory motorcycle I ever had without a tachometer. I bought a Shadow a couple weeks ago. Second factory bike I ever had without a tachometer. Is the tachometer going the same direction as the fold-out wing window and the cigarette lighter in our automobiles?