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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-23-2008, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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What RPM does everyone shift at???

Hey guys. So I had a quick question...

I was just wondering what RPM everyone shifts at if say you and a buddy were at a stoplight and after the light turns green you just let her rip...I was told that you dont want to go all the way to redline so I have my white light set to go off 2,000 below redline (11500 I think) so I know when to shift. Is that right? Do you want to hit redline or is there some other magic RPM number to shift at?
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Re: What RPM does everyone shift at???

14.5 is when it stops making power.
i have my light set at 15 just to make sure

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Hey guys. So I had a quick question...

I was just wondering what RPM everyone shifts at if say you and a buddy were at a stoplight and after the light turns green you just let her rip...I was told that you dont want to go all the way to redline so I have my white light set to go off 2,000 below redline (11500 I think) so I know when to shift. Is that right? Do you want to hit redline or is there some other magic RPM number to shift at?
Hey your in O-Town! Shoot me a PM if you want to go riding. The best time to shift on a R6S is around 15,000 IMO. The power starts to drop around 14,500 on the charts, but it depends on what you have done to your bike.

I am in NW Omaha and try to ride everyday.
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I've had this argument with so many people its not funny. Shift at red line for the fastest acceleration times. I'll explain in more detail later because it takes me like 20 minutes to type up the explanation.
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I've had this argument with so many people its not funny. Shift at red line for the fastest acceleration times. I'll explain in more detail later because it takes me like 20 minutes to type up the explanation.
Agreed, shift higher so your left in the powerbands sweet spot when you go into second.
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Redline.
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My light comes on at 15.5k, lower gears I shift as quick as possible, get towards 4to5 and 5to6 I may hold it a little closer to 16. OR, In 6th I just bounce of the rev limiter if Im trying to keep in site of my friends bigger bikes lol.

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I've had this argument with so many people its not funny. Shift at red line for the fastest acceleration times. I'll explain in more detail later because it takes me like 20 minutes to type up the explanation.
Alrighty thanks guys. All real good answers. Agent 4573 definitely elaborate if you could whenever you get a chance.
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redline. you really do get better acceleration times.
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Alrighty thanks guys. All real good answers. Agent 4573 definitely elaborate if you could whenever you get a chance.
The meat of the torque curve peaks well before redline, but the engine continues making great power past that... if you rip all the way to redline then your shift lands you right back into the meat of the torque curve. I.e. you're making great power the whole time and spending as much of your time as you can with the most torque.

If you shift at the point of max power/torque, your shift will land you at a point below the goodness.


I only shortshift in places where it is beneficial due to track layout or gearing.
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