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Old 06-18-2008, 09:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
PaleMelanesian
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Anything above the jerky-jerky point is ok, if you're gentle on the throttle. Realize that there's not much power available and act accordingly. I'll run mine as low as 30mph in 5th (1700 rpm) and there's still enough for some gentle acceleration.

From a dead stop, low rpm (just above lugging) and gentle throttle is the best way to get up to speed.
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