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Hey,

Getting use the Scrambler engine as I'm new to this type of engine. What gear do you typically use to cruise at a particular speed. As in if you are going in a 30mph zone what gear would you be in (3rd?) and a 40mph zone etc.?

Reason for asking is that the engine seems to like higher revs and I'm wary of lugging it. Is the bike happy to cruise along at 30mph in say 4th gear, or do you try and keep at 4k rpm's if cruising at a low-speed limit. Hope that makes sense... :|
 

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I hate to lug an engine. This bike seems very happy to run up in the revs, and you have instant power on tap should you need it.

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I hate to lug an engine. This bike seems very happy to run up in the revs, and you have instant power on tap should you need it.

Sarah
Thx Sarah - At what RPM do you regard as lugging? I'm finding that around town when taking corners at junction etc I'm using 1st as 2nd still feels lumpy at around 2k rpm? Do you find this?
 

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To be honest, I never pay much attention to the tach, I just avoid the "lumpy feeling" and try to ride in the meat of the power band. Give yourself a little time, and I'll bet all this becomes second nature.

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If you keep the revs above 3,000 it will be fine. 30mph is about 3,100 rpm in 3rd gear or 3,900rpm in 2nd. If I'm riding at 30 I usually select 3rd, if at 40 4th, but changing down for slower speeds.
 

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Does anybody have any solutions for how to deal with the ridiculously-hot exhaust? I've been riding in near-snowy conditions and it's still so hot that I'd be afraid to have a passenger or luggage on the exhaust side of the bike.
 
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