Thank you for the response, i also get a little resonance in 3rd too but when turn the throttle it goes away. Yeah the manual says shift 2nd @ 20km [email protected] etc but i think that's a little too low some times and might be lugging it, i also try to shift around 5k normally so was just wondering what everyone else did.YES, I get some kind of resonance in 4th gear too and have mentioned it somewhere on this forum (Found it...see Resonance in the General Discussion topic). I get a lesser resonance in 3rd too...at about 35 mph or so. When hard on the throttle, I don't notice it. Nobody else has mentioned it, but since you have it and I have it, there are probably lots of people with it. There's a diagram in your owner's manual that tells you roughly when to shift....1st to 2nd -12 mph, 2nd to 3rd-19 mph, 3rd to 4th-25 mph, 4th to 5th-31 mph, 5th to 6th-37 mph. I can tell you I don't ride in 6th or even 5th gear at 37 mph myself. That's generally 4th gear for me. I don't shift into 6th below 50 mph generally. You have a lot of leeway, but you don't want to lug the engine by riding too slow in any gear. You wouldn't want to be riding with the rpms below 3000 rpms. I shift somewhere around 4-5000 rpms unless I am trying to accelerate fast, then I shift at 9-10,000 rpms or even higher, but my bike is broken in. If you break the bike in according to the manual, you shouldn't ride too long above 7000 rpms.
congrats on the pick up! i love the color scheme of our ravens. i usually shift between 5k-8k. depending on traffic conditions. as for the whine noise i havent noticed because i ride with headphones in. ill have to pay close attention on my way to work tomorrow morning. and ill report back here for resultsHi to all from Canada, Niagara Falls Just got this beauty couple a weeks ago and just joined the forum!
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Also have a couple of questions, at what rpm does everyone shift when just cruising normally around town and does anyone else get a kind of a whine noise while in 4th gear?
Hmm i guess not all do it after all. Ill keep riding and see if it lessens with time and will mention it to the dealer on my 1k visit. Thanks man.so i definitely forgot to report back on friday lol. but i still didnt notice any whine noise while in 4th gear. when i ride with my visor open on my helmet i do hear a whine noise but that is just the wind going through my helmet