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Maybe a stupid question but should I be running 5th or 6th at 60mph. Seems like 6th is lugging pretty good at those speeds, maybe it doesn't matter on these bikes though?
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not sure what bike you have but my XCT 106 with a 6 speed loves to run 3000 rpm. I run 65mph in 5th. I get the best mpgs there. I dont go into 6th until over 70.

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I'm usually in sixth at that speed, but that's running solo and on mostly flat roads. If your riding two up, driving into heavy wind, or going up hills, you should be in fifth.
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Sorry I should have mentioned its a stock 2014 jackpot.
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Maybe a stupid question but should I be running 5th or 6th at 60mph. Seems like 6th is lugging pretty good at those speeds, maybe it doesn't matter on these bikes though?
Vic's run best/smoothest at 2200-2800 RPM (cruising speeds).

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Just like anything, listen to the engine, it'll tell you what it wants and when, and it will want different gears for different situations.. For example, on the long flat straights, or downhill runs, it'll chug happily down a road in 6th at around 2500rpms at 65mph, but my Cross Country really prefers to rev higher going up a hill and power seems more controllable in the twisties between 2800 and 3000rpm so that would be running those kind of speeds a gear lower..

In most situations a bike seems to prefer to run happiest at slightly higher rpms.. A Victory doesn't seem special in that department.
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At 60 mph unless you're going DOWN hill...5th gear.

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Never run it under 2,000 RPM and do keep the revs up, especially in the twisties. I have her at 3,500 to 4,500 revs in the twisties and she loves it. Conversely, she hates it under 2K revs. 6th gear? Over 2,200+ Bacon.

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I usually run 6 at 100ks (60mph) but since fitting pipe and fuel control timing wheel I can go down to 80 k (50 mph) on the flat with no ill effects

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i run 6th as soon as i can, generally in 6th by around 55, if your doing hills and stuff then it might be different, but for me not a lot of hills

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