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Offline BLK

690 Ideal Gearing Re:Trail Type Ridng
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:36:09 pm »
I took my New 2014 out today for my 1st ride since around July last year.I have never ridden the 690 so just wanted to get a sense of feel/characteristics for the bike.With slow/trail type riding I'm looking to ride between top speed in 1st and low speed in 2nd(If you get my drift).I find when I ride in slow 2nd it feels like the bike could stall.
What is the experience of others.Change down to 14/45 or 15/48 or?I want to be able to ride slow in the gear of my choice without the engine feeling like its going to stall?

Any current ideas out there


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Re: 690 Ideal Gearing Re:Trail Type Ridng
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 10:20:04 pm »
I went 1 tooth smaller on the countershaft sprocket for a while.  It helped in technical stuff, but messed up my fuel range.  I keep it as a spare, now.