I have no standard shift points, I go according to conditions and how I am feeling at the time. If I'm feeling leisurely, I'll short shift at around 2500-3000. If I'm in a sporting mood or want to exercise the bike a bit I'll take it well into the 5000 range and occasionally right up to red-line. Have never hit the rev limiter on the 1800. As I mentioned in aother post, these engines are meant to rev, so let the dogs out once in a while.
That's the beauty (one of them) of a Wing. You can cruise through a town and not even down shift (cause I'm too lazy to take my feet off the cruising pegs). It still amazes me how low these things will rev and maintain an acceptable speed with no "chug". Gotta love it.
New GW rider. I have been getting a feel for the bike by riding a back road with lots of twisties. Speed limit is 20 MPH for 11 miles.
I average about 30-35 sometimes faster.
Bike seems to handle 30 -35 in fourth gear fine. Is this ok. or should I gear down. I am in Louisiana elevation 0 - 20'.
i just got my first gw a 1977 gl1000 is it just me or should there be another gear, to run 65 i have to run at close to 4k rpm. i feel like im reving the engine. another rider told me this was normal for the older bikes. i guess i just need to get used to it. what do yall think