Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Murray Area - SC
Hey welcome from the northern midlands of SC ... I got out on the bike for a little while today, upper 50s to low 60s ... and now, I hear we are in for more winter weather midweek... geez ...
I too came from a 07 C-50 Boulevard a few years back, great bike but the 1300 rocks ...
Shift points ... ignore the manual, two reasons, but if this is any help, your 1300 speedo is off about 9% to fast, so if you think you are shifting into 5th at 55 you really need your speedo to say 61. Because at an indicated 55 you are only doing a true GPS speed of 50. That is WAY to low for 5th gear.
The shift points in the manual are to low, everyone agrees, dont be afraid to rev it up a bit higher. Yes, without question you can rev up the bike, its made to run.
I have a tach on mine will try to pay attention at what speeds I shift, I can tell you, I dont think about going into 5th until above 60. Give it time, you will get used to it and after a few thousand miles you will not think about it anymore. Many of us drilled out airboxes, helps smooth out the low end a bit. I drilled 6 - 3/8s holes in the back of the box facing the engine. If your ever curious, just take the arifilter cover off and use a piece of duct tape to hold the filter in place, then go for a ride.