Swamp Rat Rider
Seen that Lots .. One reason put it out here .. :71baldboy:I hear more people lugging their bike than you would imagine. It's not going too slow stopping or starting. It's being in too high a gear cruising. Apparently they think if they a cruising at 35mph they should still be in their top gear. I hear it all the time in group rides. Just lugging the heck out of those engines. With a great big smile on their face.:thumbsdown:
This kind of reminds me of the old two cylinder John Deere tractors. When you lugged them way down on a heavy load you could distinctly hear each cylinder firing... POP...POP...POP...POP... :biggrin: Of course they had massive flywheels to help maintain momentum.How people can be in sixth and doing 45 is beyond me except they like hearing that near potato potato sound.
Pop corn machinesThis kind of reminds me of the old two cylinder John Deere tractors. When you lugged them way down on a heavy load you could distinctly hear each cylinder firing... POP...POP...POP...POP... :biggrin: Of course they had massive flywheels to help maintain momentum.
I can cruise fairly quietly through residential neighborhoods in 3rd or 4th gear on my vStar, but if I have to go up an incline or accelerate, downshifting comes first.
I completely agree with you Dods. But I remember a year of so ago when I was switching my stock Sportster speedometer to a Harley digital speedometer and an analog tachometer and everyone on this forum thought I was nuts. "What the hell do you need a tachometer for?" was the usual response. "I can tell by the sound." Sorry, but I've always found the tachometer a vital tool in getting the most out of my engine, especially when I was racing. But actually just as valuable on the street. But I guess those big hog motors don't need one. Or so the thinking seems to go.Maybe it is because tachometers have been disappearing from many styles of motorcycles. I hear a lot of lugging V-twin engines already in high gear by the time I'm switching to second.