So after riding the bike a ton now, I realized that its just not possible for me to push it in the RPM range it wants to be in. At that point im speeding so much over the speed limit that i have to slow down. I to this day have not even felt 3rd gear at 13-16.5k range and that sucks cause I really want to. We have so much construction going on here on both the highway and roads that a typical day of riding is about 25-30 mph with a lot of stop n go along with being cut off by people trying to sqeeze out of their lane because the guy infront is making a left hand turn. It actually pretty boring guys!!! With my helmet and jacket and the pure humidity and car exhaust heat its about 115 degrees and all this im going no faster then 30 mph!!! Only time to enjoy a ride is at night, but at that time is cops galore. Im really bumbed about that!!!