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  • Offline bungamar   cz

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    Gear changing
    on: Jun 21, 2022, 10.29 am
    Jun 21, 2022, 10.29 am
    Hello, I have just bought new F750 GS, have about 100km on it. I havent been riding motorcycles before, so I am wondering where are the sweet spots for changing gears, especially with quickshifter. Its still before the first service, dealer told me not to go higher than 5.5k RPM. I change upshift at about 3k RPM, and downshift at about 1.5k, but it seems clunky. Can you share your experience with shifting? Thanks

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    Re: Gear changing
    Reply #1 on: Jun 23, 2022, 10.57 am
    Jun 23, 2022, 10.57 am
    If you are changing gear normally [ and you have not been riding long] I suggest it is practice. You'll get a feel for when the bike is 'lugging' and you need to change down. Make sure you pull the clutch lever fully in before changing and let it out relatively slowly to smooth the drive take up.
    Re the quick shifter.
    I use mine pretty much all the time both up and down the gears. On up changes you may find letting the engine rev higher than you may think you need to smooth the up change and keep the throttle open. On down changes make sure the throttle is fully closed all the way to the stop.
    And genuinely, the quickshifter gets better with time/miles/kilometres

  • Online abdullah   kw

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    Re: Gear changing
    Reply #2 on: Jun 23, 2022, 02.36 pm
    Jun 23, 2022, 02.36 pm
    i use quick shifter so much and my experience that quick shifter work perfectly if your rpm over 3k

    if you notice even if you ride bellow 3k rmp chain will be unhappy

    and by the way you can use quick shifter on all gears but my recommendation use it from 3rd gear and up you will find it smooth

    and that my experience with many bmw bikes

  • Offline krugerjq   za

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    Re: Gear changing
    Reply #3 on: Jul 22, 2022, 08.55 am
    Jul 22, 2022, 08.55 am
    I found on mine shifting up about 3 to 4K is good and down about 2.5 to 3K
    And also going up a positive acceleration is better..... If you just idling it sometimes bogs down.