Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: coogee beach australia
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welcome justine - main breaking in period is over now..
if you need to ask the question, then the answer is in
your own option, ie, no need to attempt top speed..
[tyres and brake pads are also bedded in now]
so unless theres some specific reason to go for speed,
best bet is to ride within speed limits [in the flow]
going for smoothness, and ease in gear changing,
braking, clutch use, throttling, and low speed
to very low speed riding..
nothing wrong with running her up to speed
on a quiet traffic free straight road with good views
and no obvious hazards.. 7 - 8krpm is fine
including as starting point for engine braking
back down, thru the gears, to slowing in first
and coming to a balanced slow controlled stop..
sometimes you need to or its best to overtake,
which means getting it done quickly and
efficiently and safely..
thus its necessary to get the feel of acceleration,
but not necessary to go for maximum speed
to practice accelerating..
in suburbia etc, getting off the mark quickly
and smoothly, esp from lights when
at the front [filtering up there if allowed
in your area] is an important skill..
with our nice first gear its not necessary
to wring her neck to get off the line,
more timing and coordination..
which can and should be practiced
often,, along with other skills..
main thing to consider in road riding is whatever
speed limit,, you are riding thru.. eg school zone etc,,
otherwise you mind is better off directing attention
ahead and to conditions around you, than to going for
higher speeds.. a needless distraction from,
the real world of riding, well and safely,
and of course with relaxed enjoyment..