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YZF 125R Doesn't seem to be pulling in 6th Gear


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I have recently bought a brand new YZF 125R, currently got 2000 miles on the clock. Unless i have a good wind behind me, I lose speed when going into 6th gear. Typical example today was 65mph in 5th at 10,000 rpm, up to 6th gear, speed dies down to 59 and rpm to 8000 and dropping. Wind behind I can get 75mph in 6th gear but i am reading on the internet that i should be getting more speed. Is there anything I should do?

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yup, my CBR used to do this.

If its a bad day with a headwind, your talking 55 in 5th, and 6th well.. 30? Its a horrible feeling watching the speedometre drop while in 6th and going "no no no no"

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6th gear is usually an overdrive gear (overdrive or overrun? I can't remember). It's only really to bring the revs down at the top end, it won't accelerate anymore. 75mph with the wind behind you sounds bang no for a 125, regardless of all it's pointy bits.

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dont mean to burst you bubble m8 but 65 70 is a fair speed for a 125, especialy a 4stroke one, now i was 17 once and all the kids on the net say yea my bike will do 95, the another lad will post o mine will do 95.4, 8-) lol seriously though dont worry they put these massivly opatmistic top gears on for going down hills, unless you wanna spend thousands boaring it out lightweigh cranks new pipes airbox injection bla bla dont worry, do ur test and buy a cbr600rr

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