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Old 04-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #4586
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Originally Posted by brooklyn slim View Post
I'm not used to the characteristics the Guzzi engine, and I found it hard to determine ideal shift points - by sound, it felt certain that the engine would lug if I upshifted, but it didn't.

Also, engine was quite buzzy at around 3800rpm - not so much the bars, but pegs and especially seat. Will I get used to it? Will it smooth out over time? Who knows?
Easy cure for that is "don't ride it at 3800 rpm"...

Seriously, though, the engine will be much happier in the 4,000 - 5,000 rpm range for most cruising.
Rocker59 (aka guzzimike), Aux Arcs
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