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Old 05-30-2014, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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carbureted throttle / gear possition

When I was on the highway the other day I noticed in 6th gear on my carbureted bike I was using more throttle than in 5th gear for the same speed.

This got me wondering which is better. A smaller throttle position or smaller RPM

my gut reaction says RPM but knowing how carburetors work I am unsure as i don't know how much gas + air mixture is being taken from the carbs and in what ratio at a bigger throttle position with lower rpm vs a smaller throttle position and higher rpm.

Is RPM king? And could anyone explain why this is the case?

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