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Old 04-19-2013, 07:10 AM   #291
rocker59
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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.

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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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