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RPM's, MPH & Gears

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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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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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