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Would like to know when most of you shift gears at what RPM.
Just got a 1994 750. Tis a wee bit different that the 454.
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For a twin, these bikes run pretty high revs. Plus, the kawasaki's like to be revved. You don't need to redline it, but you can ride the rpms up in the 3-4k range before shifting, no problem.

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I don't really pay attention to RPM's. I go by ear and feel. If I had to guess I'd say I change around 3000-3500 normally and 4000-4500 (maybe a little higher) if I'm romping on it.

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For a twin, these bikes run pretty high revs. Plus, the kawasaki's like to be revved. You don't need to redline it, but you can ride the rpms up in the 3-4k range before shifting, no problem.
Yep, and there is no limiter... My previous 03 slipped on me in some wet grass and I tried to hold it up by the throttle grip and it went very deep into the red line, so I know there is no rev. limiter...lol...
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Welcome to the forum sweez. Where are you from? Your opening post sounds as though this is your second bike. How long have you been riding?

I probably shift sooner than many, considering that the redline is 8500 rpm. I very seldom exceed 6,000 revs on the bike at any time, and estimate that I usually shift between 3-4,000 rpm. I don`t pay that much attention to the tach, but shift mostly by the sound of the engine. I don`t like the screaming high reving so much.

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Most of us generally ,shift at the middle of the rpm range,But this is the freest revving V-twin I have ridden,it will smoke most V-twin cruisers with alot more displacement than it has.And it is fun to see most 110 and 1200 and bigger V-twins open theirs up to show off and you go by them like they are tied to a tree,I guess it makes me feel better after the boys on the sport bikes have smoked me,any way get used to it and keep the shiny side up,Denny




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I usually go up to 6000 at least but that might explain why my gas mileage sucks. its been a year but I'm still used to my 250 and reving it to 10k-11k for shifts.
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Like others, I pretty well shift by sound. I also do not care for the sound of a screaming engine. I do find that I enjoy the sound that my bike makes in 5th at about 5k rpm. Develops a somewhat throaty growl...

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revvit uup!!
every now and then i like to revv mine pretty high, sometimes passed the redline!! the Vulcan's engine is almost a crossover beetween a cruiser and a sports bike! Like dennis said it will smoke most of the v twins out there.
I like to push mine just to remove all the "gunk in her"

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revvit uup!!
every now and then i like to revv mine pretty high, sometimes passed the redline!! the Vulcan's engine is almost a crossover beetween a cruiser and a sports bike! Like dennis said it will smoke most of the v twins out there.
I like to push mine just to remove all the "gunk in her"

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