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Ever since i watched "A twist of the Wrist II," I've been practicing blipping the throttle like crazy so that i can REALLY use it when i need to. However, i am unsure how low my rpm's can (while the clutch is engaged) before serious wear an tear occurs in the engine. I remember reading that earl likes to keep his RPM's above a 3k, but when shifting down from 6th gear going 40 MPH on a lil 250r... it's kind of hard for a nooby to get the shifts perfect every time. I'm just curious if i'm causing any harm to my bike.

Also, after watching that video i'm feeling a hell of a lot more confident on my bike. Anyone who neglected to watch it or hasn't heard of it really should.
 

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Higher rpm engines are harder to get them shifts just right.....
Practice n learning ur machine is all u can do....
My bike won't even idle below 1500......
Had the shop check it n they said.....let it idle at 1500 then....
I like to keep them rpms at 3000 if possible when running because....
I have a bit of giddyup n go when needed......
Smaller higher rpm engine i'd probly keep it at 4-5000.....?
My redlines at 11.......
Maybe ur is 14-15,000....?
Don't let ur bike lug.......Not good for ur bike......
But no need to run it at 3/4 redline either......
Well unless ur playing at the track.......LOL...
If ur running ur small bike up n down the freeway......
well then u gotta do what u can do......
shoulda got a bigger bike......
I hate freeways.....n hate where my bike runs on them......
70+mph......is running above 4000.....
I'm gunna change sprocket gearing when the time comes i need them....
One tooth bigger to get rpms down......
but it seems a 650 has enough nuts to handle this.....
I'm sure glad i didnt buy a 250-300........
wished i went a liter bike, but.........
650 will work 4 me for a few years.....
Ride....enjoy.....stay on 2 wheels.....n.....pick up the cute chicks.....LOL








 

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In my manual it said that when down shifting let your rpms drop to 5000 or lower before shifting. I tried it, gotta hold clutch in for a few seconds then change gear ,release clutch. Does that even make sense, do I know what I'm talkin about?
 

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In my manual it said that when down shifting let your rpms drop to 5000 or lower before shifting. I tried it, gotta hold clutch in for a few seconds then change gear ,release clutch. Does that even make sense, do I know what I'm talkin about?
It will depend on where ur rpms are at the time...:facepalm::facepalm:
If ur cranking say 8,000 u wouldn't want ur rpms to drop to 5,000 because ur rpms are gunna be going even higher with the downshift..
I never run that high anyway, but say i am at 5,000, and gunna downshift one gear. I'd wouldn't let my rpms change a bit cause there gunna jump to 5,500 or 6,000 after the shift.








 

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NNnnnn....u should know better then even ask that dumb question......:facepalm::facepalm:
How long u been driving a bike?......:whistling::whistling:
What rrr....u......12......:eek::eek:
Hahahahahahahaha








 

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I think i got mine idling now at 1,450 rpms........:thumb::thumb:
But will have to see after driving it a bit......:eek::eek:
Right now it doesn't spit or sputter n reads aprx 1,450....:thumb::thumb:
1,400 n it is rough......:facepalm::facepalm:
Shop is gunna check it again on there whatever they use......
"New shop"......when they do tire.....:thumb:
That's as low as it goes......:popcorn::popcorn:








 

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Still seems to be holding the 1450 without spits n skips.....:thumb::thumb:
Guess that 1/2 gas n diesel mix is working.....:whistling::whistling:

Smoothed out the muffler bearing knocking too....:thumb::thumb:








 
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