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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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okay this may seem dumb to you guys but when i ride dirt all i shift on is my feeling of when i think i should, so on the sv650s what RPM range should i shift?? or should i just go by gut feeling??
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 06:26 PM
 
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Ok I am not a SV rider ut I will answer anyways. I shift when I want to. And most of the time, its around 11-12,000 rpm's. hehehe I like to wind them out. But you can do it by your gut feeling.

So are you getting it this weekend? Is it a done deal or do you not know yet?
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Ok I am not a SV rider ut I will answer anyways. I shift when I want to. And most of the time, its around 11-12,000 rpm's. hehehe I like to wind them out. But you can do it by your gut feeling.

So are you getting it this weekend? Is it a done deal or do you not know yet?
well if i like it and it isent all scratched up or i dont wreck it on the teast drive but yeah it is pretty much a done deal!!!!!!

i wish i could just go to sleep and wake up sunday morning and go for a ride!!!!

now i just got to find someone to ride with
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 07:06 PM
 
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Choice of gear=type of riding

Bulldog,

Not that I'm an expert or anything here is my

When to change gears depends a lot on what type of riding that you are doing. If you are at the track and the intention is to go faster then gear changes are at peak or close to the peak horse power for that gear, which may or may not be at the rev limiter. The was a technical article in Sport Rider last year sometime about that.

One thing to consider in gear selection, which is directly related to speed and rpm, is the one that you choose to go through a turn on so that the bike is not chugging along. If it is too high of a gear and you are letting off on the gas during the turn to slow down you will be lightening the front end and you may lose it. If it is too low the opposite is true as well. You want a gear that you can start the turn with the gas on and continue to roll on the gas throughout the turn. For smoothness you will not want to hit the rev limiter during the turn either, which would introduce the same above mentioned senario (sp). Changing gears during the turn may do the same.

For just riding around town just go with what feels comfortable and doesn't chug the engine and you should be in a postion to manuver in and out of situations as they come up. If you are chugging the engine then when you need to accelerate quickly it may take a while for the engine to catch up on the rpms.

Remember there ain't no trophy for getting somewhere quicker and you can only lose. Take your time to get comfortable and be smooth.

Hope this helps and enjoy the bike when you get it.

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thanx!!
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And there you have it. I shift based on the engine sound, I know my bike well enough now.
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I don't know if the SV's have a tach or not. However, it's a V-twin, isn't it? Therefore, you won't be hitting the high RPM's that the inline 4's hit (my R6 redlines at 15,500). Oh, and not to hijack your thread, but the old Katana redlined at 11K. Unfortunately, it didn't start to get power until about 8K. By the time you got power, it was almost time to shift. The R6 is much different, power comes in at 6K and pulls strong to the top. Man, I'm loving this bike.
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The SV 650 twin is pretty forgiving when it comes to shifting. It matters how you are riding, aggressive or kinda cruising along... whatever it is you will know with seat time. So get the bike and ride ride ride!
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 09:37 PM
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Ya, and ride some more...so your posts go down a bit!!!

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okay but no one ever really answered the RPM range i might just go by gut but i might do it the "right" way (if there is one) the "right" way is what i whant to find out??
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Shift around 7-8k normal riding bull, around 9k if your getting on it. I think the SV redlines at 9.5k.

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