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Old 04-04-2014, 10:42 AM   #21
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Well I did go on the toll way this morning.. it wasn't different.. I was on 80mph's with 12 rpm.. is that the motorcycle limit? im not even an heavy rider (163LBS)
What's the redline on that bike? If you're not hitting redline in top gear you could drop a tooth on the front sprocket
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:49 AM   #22
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What's the redline on that bike? If you're not hitting redline in top gear you could drop a tooth on the front sprocket

the redline is 13.
what does it mean drop a tooth? take one tooth out from the chain?
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the redline is 13.
what does it mean drop a tooth? take one tooth out from the chain?
Smaller front sprocket, one less tooth. It will give you better acceleration and let you reach redline in top gear. Get in a full tuck first (lay down on the tank), before you make any sprocket changes to see if you can hit the redline in top gear
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the redline is 13.
what does it mean drop a tooth? take one tooth out from the chain?
That is not the top speed (should be around 95). Are you sure you were in 6th gear?

Dropping a tooth is referencing the sprocket sizes, which is measured by the number of teeth.
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That is not the top speed (should be around 95). Are you sure you were in 6th gear?

Dropping a tooth is referencing the sprocket sizes, which is measured by the number of teeth.
He could only hit 12K RPMs
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yeah it was 6th gear. I could give some more gas but it was almost on the redline
and only 80. I was checking it out and it suppose to be around 95-100
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He could only hit 12K RPMs
What I'm saying is 12K rpm in 6th gear should be closer to 95mph.

Next quesiton would be if it has stock gearing.


Either that or he go the only motorcycle with a spedo that reads under.
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What I'm saying is 12K rpm in 6th gear should be closer to 95mph.

Next quesiton would be if it has stock gearing.


Either that or he go the only motorcycle with a spedo that reads under.
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yeah it was 6th gear. I could give some more gas but it was almost on the redline
and only 80. I was checking it out and it suppose to be around 95-100
Oh, well just give it more gas
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i don't know if it has any stock gearing.. i don't think so...
well the speedo showed 80 and it looked like 80 i can tell by the other cars speed.
it's my first time on that speed so i don't really know what to say i have the motorcycle only month and half
it seems like it's weaker than what it should be
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Oh, well just give it more gas
I can give more gas but the motorcycle will reach the redline? is that fine?
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yeah it was 6th gear. I could give some more gas but it was almost on the redline
and only 80. I was checking it out and it suppose to be around 95-100
This is why I asked if you were in 6th. 80 seems to be right were 5th will hit with stock gearing.

http://www.gearingcommander.com/

Only after some engine mods were people able to hit redline in 6th.

http://www.ninjette.org/forums/showthread.php?t=98170
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I see, well i don't know.
I don't know how to check it out by myself.
should i take the motorcycle to some shop?
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:43 AM   #34
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I'm sure it's fine. If you are finding you're reaching for 7th gear it might be time to trade up to a bigger bike.
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I'm sure it's fine. If you are finding you're reaching for 7th gear it might be time to trade up to a bigger bike.
It's a 250. You're always looking for a seventh gear
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I see, well i don't know.
I don't know how to check it out by myself.
should i take the motorcycle to some shop?
No need to take it to a shop. Just the next time you are on the highway make sure you are in 6th.

Either the gearing isn't stock or you weren't in 6th.
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I noticed that when riding on the tollway that you get more sandy, gritty wind due to the walls trapping the dirt, sand and gravel. It doesn't feel good on your neck or in your face with the visor up. Other than that, it was normal riding to me.
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It's a 250. You're always looking for a seventh gear
, I looked for it on my 1000RRs until they put a gear indicator on the 2012s
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I can give more gas but the motorcycle will reach the redline? is that fine?
Yes, you're not going to harm the bike by hitting the redline. Just don't go past it, but the rev limiter should kick in
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