Not a fan of the gear ratio between 2nd and 3rd
Anyone else bothered by this...
Making normal right hand or left hand turns on the roads, on my 2015 RGS, I seem to want to be in a gear someone between 2nd and 3rd.
2nd was always best for me on my '06 and '07 touring and softail bikes. Not overly aggressive on the turns, maybe somewhere between 25~30 mph ?? Not sure.
If I'm in 3rd, I'm lugging the engine coming out of the turns. But shifting down to 2nd I'm engine breaking hard coming into the turn.
This is my first hydraulic clutch HD. I don't seem to have a good feel for feathering the clutch when down shifting.
I don't know the actual gear ratio's or how they differ for the different years and tranny's. It's just what I'm experiencing.
I've been riding bikes since 1965 or so. Including Dirt, Street, Sport, Cruisers. Just thinking of the mileage I've put on some of my past bikes (the ones with speedo's), I've probably got well over 400k miles on two wheels.
But maybe I can still learn some things.
What am I doing wrong?