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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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950 vs 1300 gear feel

Hey all, I ride a 950T currently. I'm a diehard vstar fan (a fanatic one might say). When I decided to sell my 650 classic, I test drove a new 950 and a used 1300 at different dealers. The only reason I really went with the 950 was bc I didn't like the 1300 in city traffic. Let me explain.

During the 1300 test ride, I drove mostly stop and go city traffic with a couple long straightaways where I maxed out at about 50-55mph. i stalled twice on the route bc I upshifted too quickly into second. Granted I'm used to shifting quickly out of first bc of the small size of the 650, but I found this to be odd. It turned me off from the 1300 bc while I do drive highways, I'm also a commuter. I probably do 75% city mileage and 25% highway. The thought of holding the clutch in (doing the "clutch dance" as I say) in rush hour convinced me to buy a 950.

Mind you, I LOVE my 950. I have had fun modding it out, but I know someday I'll want a bigger bike. Don't want to abandon the vstar lineup to do that. Can someone explain if I test drove a wonky used 1300 or if this is something people get used to after awhile?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014, 07:45 PM
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Only had my 1300 a week, but the clutch feels way better on mine than the test bike I rode.

You'll get used to the gear ratios really quick.

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