My second post ! Took my brand new C90 out for its first runand rode some 200 miles. As tight as the motor would be,it really does purr at highway speeds, especially in 4th and 5thgears.
This is my first cruiser. My other bike is aTriumph Bonneville 865cc, and with good technique, gear changes gear arequite smooth. I can now see what others mean about the ‘clunk’when changinggear in the Boulevards.
What I’m more concerned about though, is theshuddering when accelerating after the gear changes, even if changing at a reasonable speed. I found I needed to use a gentle throttle to keep the shuddering to a minimum.
I don’t ride the Suzie like my Bonnie (which isdesigned to get its power from higher revs), and knowing the max torque on the Boulevards isavailable at quite low revs, I ride pretty sedately. I have been changing around 20mph, 40mph, 60mph (4th) so am I changingat too low a speed in each gear, or is there any truth in the story that thetiming is deliberately retarded in the lower gears. I really miss a revcounter.
By the time I’m changing into 4th around 60mph (or higher), there is no real shudder when accelerating in either4th or 5th.
So, am I being too pedantic, or will I need to change myriding habits, or maybe fit one of those TRE devices ?
Any comments appreciated.