for the first 500 miles id switch around 5000 rpms. No more than 6000. Vary your rpm's and speed during the break-in period. As you ride you will develop a feel for when its time to shift properly. On the street my rpms are usually pretty low when I shift. Once I hit the back roads though they will get pretty high up before I shift.
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Motorcycle: 2007 GSX-R600
Re: how to shift on a GSXR 600 k7?
Originally Posted by 07-600
I don't think you understand the meaning of "lugging" the motor. "Lugging" refers to riding around with the rpm's very low, for example 6th gear at 25mph.
Have you ever driven a manual transmission car? If not I'd park the bike for a little while and get a feel for things in a car, it's much more forgiving. When driving a manual transmission car under normal conditions you don't watch the tach and shift at exactly the same spot every time, you just shift when you feel the need.
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If you don't have clutch and throttle control (things you can't learn on an automatic transmission) then you're probably gonna crash your brand new shiny black bike.
Lets get a pool going on how long it is before we see this bike parted out on Ebay....ill take Jan. 8th...ROFL....seriously dude, get a moped before you hurt that poor bike..
Poor Gixxer is just begging for a new owner...
Seriously... this bike you are talking about is a GSXR, no??
If so just ride it in 1'st gear all the time, no need to change gears as it will do you 150kmh easily without having to shift. Now if you wanna go faster than that I recommend you get a manual scoot/moped and start learning the art of changing gears before is to late, or turn that gixxer into a automatic bike
thanks for your response dude. I shift before the motor lug (its obviously and its common sense), so i just was questioning how the guys that have more experience shift (if they wait for MPH or RPM).
Neither RPM nore MPH. A "pro" rider as you say, will learn the way the bike feels, and will shift accordingly. I almost never look at my tach, and the speedometer I only watch when I'm tying not to get a performance award from the local yokel.
I guess you took offense to my first post. Seriously, you just need seat time. It's more of a common sense thing as you just feel it. Do you drive a manual transmission car. Same principle, you just want to be as smooth as possible on the throttle and w/e gear that allows you to be smooth and fluid on the bike.