Post Master General
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Minus one, plus two generally aligns the tachometer with actual ground speed (MPH), in sixth gear. 5k = 50, 6k = 60, etc.
If someone changed the final gearing, it'll be worth your time to ensure you have steel sprockets, and a quality chain....
Make sure the brake pads are OK, fresh fluid.... stopping well is the most important thing a bike can do.
"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."
"There's this adage that we have 2 ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we talk. Unfortunately with the Internet people have taken this old adage and turned it around. They have two eyes and 10 fingers so they think they need to post 5 times as much as they read. And since they have 10 fingers and one brain, they only have to think 10% of the time! "