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    General gripe said with love

    Geeze this thing needs one more gear!

    Went for an evening ride a little past 8, got to see some amazing colors against the clouds as I buzzed through the neighborhoods, and enjoyed the cool evening air.

    Then I jumped on one of the main roads to see how much I could open her up. Got up to 65 for a very short minute before the road dropped back down to 35 for the light. It felt okay, but the entire time, I kept thinking there needs to be one more gear. I even pulled the clutch once and tried to shift just in case I was missing something NOPE! LOL. Even with the phantom gear, it handled well enough and was a hoot to ride at night.

    I was going to put smaller turn signals on it, but like the amount of visibility the larger stems provide. Maybe once I break one, I'll replace them all. But for now they'll do fine.
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    Everyone, and I do mean everyone that has a TW has done the same thing looking for the 6th gear.
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    OK OK Everyone that owns one "except" Mike has at one time or the other tried to shift into 6th, just incase there is one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    Everyone, and I do mean everyone that has a TW has done the same thing looking for the 6th gear.
    Good grief yes. If it makes you feel any better I do it on the KLR too.
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    Of course, a sixth gear would only work down hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motoad View Post
    Of course, a sixth gear would only work down hill.
    Very true. Fourth gear "factory gearing" struggles on some of the hills around here.


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    It's not that I don't know what gear I'm in or that there isn't a 6th. I just like to try once in a while anyway....ha ha
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    I try to shift into 6th at least three times a week....and that's after five years! Or maybe since the Beemer has 6 I just get confused as to which bike I'm riding....NOT!
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    Thats why I went to a 45 tooth rear sprocket after a couple days of ownership. Stock gearing is fine for off-road but first is to low for the street and 5th is not high enough for the highway IMHO. On my FZ6 I'm always looking for 7th gear.

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    I'm with Twilight. Not missing 6th gear. Stock TW couldn't pull it anyway most of the time.....Geared great for what it is.
    It's a high revin' engine and will pull you to legal speeds as long as there ain't no hill. Has a great wide ratio 5 speed.
    If you want to cruise the freeways, then you need a bike designed for it. TW=Trail Way as in trail bike. It is an awesome
    SMALL dual sport. I would admit it's an amazing corner burner on pavement....up to about 40mph.
    Most on account of fat tires and low center of gravity.
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