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OK, connected with the flat spots talk....

Anyone want to link lugging to RPM on a TC? Where does lugging end and enjoying that low-down torque begin? 2k RPM?

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I would say that on a stock or stage 1 engine lugging would be under 2500 rpm and more then 1/4 throttle, but it is a general statement as you would have to define both rpm and load. Obviously you can let the thing idle without lugging it. LOL.
 

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There might even be scenarios where 3000 could be considered lugging, like say pulling a grade while heavily loaded with the throttle wide open in top gear and the bike being unable to gain speed.
 

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Thanks Hippo. So, would you say the easiest markler is that when lugging the engine won't accelerate swiftly and smoothly?

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You cant put a RPM number on when an enging will lug. There are too many other variables, most importantly of which is load. It's a seat of the pants feeling. If the engine feels like it's lugging,....it is.
 
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