Curtis Paul· Registered
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I was wondering what is the desired RPM range for shifting gears. Today I was on a highway doing 40 mph and my RPM's were at 5000, does this sound right?
Ok, so cruising at 5000 rpm in 4th gear is not hurting anything? As you might guess I am new to ridingi shift when the rev limiter is being hit, i believe the grom looes hp/trq above the 9000 rpm range
So you put red lines on your bike for reference to park? Like an old person with a tennis ball hanging from the celing?the groms red line is really low and safe to be running in red line, i would say my grom RPM average is 75%+ near the redline or 7-9k
i redline the bike to park it in my garage, i also used to redline it out of my garage but it bottoms out my front forks when i do that :C
Thanks for the info. It's good to get some reassurance. Last thing I want to do is mess up my bike.5000 rpm at 40 mph is about what I am turning. I have been riding for a loooooong time so I don't really pay attention to what rpm I shift at. I just try to keep the engine in its power band (regardless of what I am piloting). Unless I am in a hurry then I rev the crap out of it.
One of the best reasons to buy a smaller bike is to run it through the gears with a full twist on the throttle. Can't do that alot on larger bikes if you want to keep your license. Taking off from a light on the Grom is always fun cause I twist it WOT until I reach the speed limit and that usually takes all 4 gears. I think alot of the Grom riders enjoy that as the saying goes "fun to ride a slow bike fast rather than a fast bike slow".
Sounds like you're doing it right... if you're bored and want to learn more about riding look up a book called "A twist of the wrist" brilliant book to learn how to handle your bike better than you do nowI am still building up my ability on the bike, so no WOT for me just yet Also, right now, avoiding potholes here uses half of my concentration (but it's fun too).
Would the DVD be just as good as an option ?Sounds like you're doing it right... if you're bored and want to learn more about riding look up a book called "A twist of the wrist" brilliant book to learn how to handle your bike better than you do now
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Yes!Would the DVD be just as good as an option ?