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Shift into 6th ... HAHA!

Just reading the owner's manual:

Shifting Up:

From 1st to 2nd: 12 mph
From 2nd to 3rd: 19 mph
From 3rd to 4th: 25 mph
From 4th to 5th: 31 mph
From 5th to 6th: 37 mph

This has GOT to be due to EPA?? No?!!

I think mine would barely stay running in 6th at 37 mph!
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No, some prick lawyer wrote that to cover Honda's ass......makes me wonder if Honda ever turned down an engine warranty." well the manual states 19mph into second, not 10,000 rpm"



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Pretty sure I don't even shift into 2nd until i reach about 30-35 mph. And that's with 15/42 sprockets, not the 16/40 that comes stock.

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Pretty sure I don't even shift into 2nd until i reach about 30-35 mph. And that's with 15/42 sprockets, not the 16/40 that comes stock.
Right ... and I've usually been one to lug my engines ... cuz, well, it feels like I'm takin' it easy on 'em ... so I, with my 16/40 sprox, shift into 2nd at about 35 ... which is luggin' it. And now I find I "should be" just about to shift into 6th!

Those figures are nuts!
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Lugging an engine is a whole lot worse for it than revving it in the appropriate range.



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Lugging an engine is a whole lot worse for it than revving it in the appropriate range.
That is right, she needs to eat so....let her eat I say.



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Lugging an engine is a whole lot worse for it than revving it in the appropriate range.
Been driving since '86 and my lugging method hasn't caused an apparent problem ... yet ... but then maybe my use of the term lugging is misleading: I don't lug 'em so much that the whole vehicle is shaking all the time and straining like mad ... that's what those Honda recommended shift points would cause! ... I just run them at the very low end of smooth RPM operation, and keep the higher RPM blasts to a minimum.
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