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Now that the R3 is broken in, I would like to reset the RPM shift timing light from the 7k RPM break-in limit (as a general rule) to a new limit that will maximize the R3's potential.
According to the Dyno's, the R3 makes maximum horsepower at about 10,800 RPM.
Would this be the most precise RPM to set the shift light indicator to maximize acceleration?
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I think that's in 6th gear though. For max acceleration, I think you would take the bike to redline in each gear.
 

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I dont red line any of my bikes just to save on were and tare usally i shift 500-700 rpm before the max.
 

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You probably will want to go just over the powerband, but not all the way to the redline.
reason being, that any engine has less power over the powerband, and when shifting to next gear, you'd be on the downslope of the powerband again.

Going a little over the powerband is ok, as you still gain a better torque at a lower gear; but don't go too far out on RPMs if you want best acceleration; so that when shifting to next gear, you're still on the upslope of the powerband.

If beneath image is correct, you'll want to center your gear shifts around 10800 rpm, and depending on which gear, probably will want to shift most before 11250rpm.
Not all gears have the same RPM drop when going to the next gear, so it'll be more of a 'practice makes perfect' thing...

 

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Now that the R3 is broken in, I would like to reset the RPM shift timing light from the 7k RPM break-in limit (as a general rule) to a new limit that will maximize the R3's potential.
According to the Dyno's, the R3 makes maximum horsepower at about 10,800 RPM.
Would this be the most precise RPM to set the shift light indicator to maximize acceleration?
Thoughts...
thats weird my shift light never came on at 7k rpm during break in
 

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You have to set it at 7k yourself. Look in your owners manual to see how to set it.
 
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Just reset mine for 11,250. The manual is pretty "jabbery", you must pay attention to (AND DO) the numbered (1., 2., 3.) steps. Everything else is explanations. Don't lose track of what step you're on, and you'll be OK.

FYI there are several discussions on break in rpm limits....the key word is PROLONGED operation. To most people, that means you don't cruise the highway @8,000rpm for an hour.
 

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Ok, I think I will download it. Should be same for all regions I hope.:)
Ah, I figured you might have the hard copy manual. Its in the forum somewhere, but if you google "R3 manual" it will lead you right back to the forum, so you dont have to spend too much time flipping through forum pages to find it. I would just take a pic of the instructions for you if I still had my manual.
 

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Ah, I figured you might have the hard copy manual. Its in the forum somewhere, but if you google "R3 manual" it will lead you right back to the forum, so you dont have to spend too much time flipping through forum pages to find it. I would just take a pic of the instructions for you if I still had my manual.
I have the manual, Just don't know on which corner of the house its at now.
Plus I'm at work so I cannot download it.
 

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I set my shift light for high 10k rpm and to go off and to go off at high11k rpm. You can also change the blink rate and the brightness. Both I have set to max.
 

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Have mine set at 8K, once the light comes on, I give it a bit of a hesitation before I shift. And yea, no need to redline really, since you're out of the powerband by then anyway.
 

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Have mine set at 8K, once the light comes on, I give it a bit of a hesitation before I shift. And yea, no need to redline really, since you're out of the powerband by then anyway.
This is what I do as well! I have it set at 8500rpm, so once I see the light come on I know I can wring it out for a bit longer before going ahead with my shift. I like it coming on tad earlier than when I am ready to shift so that I'm thinking about it even if I continue accelerating.
 
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