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Old 04-02-2008, 11:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
PaleMelanesian
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From a stop, I use light-light-light acceleration. Maybe 1 second per 1 mph. Also, I'm shifting BEFORE 2000 rpm, often at 1800. That drops into the next gear at 1300-1400 rpm.

Now when I'm at speed and doing Pulse & Glide, it's a different story. Then I'm using up to 3/4 throttle and up to 2500 rpm before shifting. (although, I usually do the pulse in a single gear, no shift needed)

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