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A while ago there was a thread regarding the recommended shift points for the R3.

The shift points given in the R3 manual are: 12, 19, 25, 31, 37.

I also own an FJR1300, and the recommended shift points given in its manual are: 12, 19, 25, 31 (no 6th gear).

I just purchased a 2016 YZF-R1 (YES I'm keeping the R3, its a lot of fun) and the recommended shift points in its manual are: 12, 19, 25, 31, 37.

For the R1, first gear is good for > 93mph, so shifting at 12mph seems a bit low.

What's going on with these recommended shift points. Anybody know?

Greg

(Corrected to YZF-R1)
 

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The manual isn't going to recommend you shift right at the redline.

Weird how they aren't proportionately consistent. Seems like Yamaha is using a "1 size fits all" for shifting points.

I shift in the area of 5-8K rpms fwiw. Sometimes I'll go higher if I need the quick takeoff.
 

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Meh.. shift points, I just go by feel/sound and that's about it. Nice to know the 'recommended' shift points if you've never driven manual though.
 

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These are my R3 shift points.

1-2 redline
2-3 redline
3-4 redline
the following is at speed after shifting to 4 at redline:
4-5 anytime
5-6 anytime
 

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I just purchased a 2016 YXF-R1 (YES I'm keeping the R3, its a lot of fun)
WHAT is a "YXF-R1" ??? :eek:

You better keep the R3. Ride your new R1 in stop-and-go traffic a few times... and you will be wishing you were on the R3!
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If you use mph as shift point reference, you have to keep 'eyes down', watching the speedo. You could adjust your shift light rpm to around 7 or 8K (or more) - that way, you'll pick up the shift point in your peripheral vision so you can keep 'eyes out' while riding. Or do it 'by ear'.
 

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+1 for setting your shift light. I thought t was just a fancy gimmick at first. I love it now though have it set at 10500, and that's where I shift most the time.
 

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Meh.. shift points, I just go by feel/sound and that's about it. Nice to know the 'recommended' shift points if you've never driven manual though.
Couldn't agree more! Surprised at how many I passed until I see this answer I was looking for. You can shift at whatever, but if it sounds like bad news, you should have listened right! Good advice is just good, but great advice comes from experience! Thanks for the advice!
 
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