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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Shifting Gear (Noob)

I'm new at riding motorcycles and i've never driven a stick shift car and my question is,
What is the optimal shift points when riding a stock R6?

I understand its varies on bike and mods but as for a stock bike when should I be shifting to 2nd, 3rd etc..? RPM?

For
Street riding?

and how about for Racing (Track)? (I don't condone street racing)


I just want to know more about my bike and its potential.
(Track day in a few months)

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Not sure if serious.......but shift whenever you fcking feel like it! The beauty of a manual transmission which is slowly winding down nowadays in cars...

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Re: Shifting Gear (Noob)

I am serious haha..

I understand that you can basically shift whenever the f you want but okay

If I wanted the best power and speed from the R6 lets say I'm racing from 1st gear is it best to shift to 2nd before redlining it?
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I am serious haha..

I understand that you can basically shift whenever the f you want but okay

If I wanted the best power and speed from the R6 lets say I'm racing from 1st gear is it best to shift to 2nd before redlining it?
You're over thinking it

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Hmm, alright thanks
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If you have the manual it has the information in ther for you. But generally, you can tell by listing to the rev of the engine.
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I am serious haha..

I understand that you can basically shift whenever the f you want but okay

If I wanted the best power and speed from the R6 lets say I'm racing from 1st gear is it best to shift to 2nd before redlining it?
If you don't understand when to shift, it wouldn't be wise to be thinking about racing. If you're just getting to know this bike, keep your shifts around 4-7k. Also have you taken an MSF course yet?


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If you don't understand when to shift, it wouldn't be wise to be thinking about racing. If you're just getting to know this bike, keep your shifts around 4-7k. Also have you taken an MSF course yet?


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Yeah I usually shift around 6k when I hit the R6 symbol.
Yes I have taken the MSf course.

I like watching track videos on YouTube (some videos from users on here) and I'm just trying to get a better understanding on how they shift, downshift etc when it comes to racing

I do plan on doing track days and taking track school/course but that wont be till after the holiday$

But as for now I'm just trying to get some kind of info off of the forum and to haveq an idea as to what the riders in the videos also perform and what to expect
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I think it would depend on what year or gen R6 you have, and what kind of riding you are doing, and really what style you’re personally comfortable with there really is a lot of answers to this question.

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I think it would depend on what year or gen R6 you have, and what kind of riding you are doing, and really what style you’re personally comfortable with there really is a lot of answers to this question.

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