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Old 04-19-2013, 07:10 AM   #291
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Originally Posted by rocker59 View Post
Guzzis are geared tall since the engines only turn 8,000 rpm and they're geared for 140 - 150 mph depending upon model...

Top gear on any Guzzi beginning with the 1100s in the 1990s is TALL! You really don't need it below 80mph.

Originally Posted by buck80mph View Post
Lmao!! C'mon man! 150mph on a 1100 Bassa??Where's the BS flag when u need one?
"Geared For".

The Californias don't have enough power to pull red line in top gear. They're geared way too tall.

120 mph +/- at around 6,000 rpm. That's leaving 2,000 rpm on the table.

Many people go to the 7/33 gear set from the 1000cc bikes to lower the gearing.
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