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Gearbox revs/missing gears

Whats the engine revs supposed to be at 70 mph.. also.. i can only find 4 gears instead of 6....

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Just below 6000 rpm on mine... also.. I could also only find 5 gears... its very easy to go through 2 gears instead of one. The other gears are there, just be gentle with the change lever and you should be fine.

If you still cant find them, put the bike on its centre stand and rotate the back wheel manually and change the gears by hand should find em all.

All the best.

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