3rd gear rpms=speed?

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3rd gear rpms=speed?

Postby Subsnowden » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:25 pm

I don't have a tach and am not used to having a boxer motor so my question is at what rpms in 3rd gear is 50 and 60 mph?
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Re: 3rd gear rpms=speed?

Postby Lokiboy » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:49 pm

You can find a speed/rpm chart here. Lots and lots of good info on Urals. viewtopic.php?f=25&t=28897
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Re: 3rd gear rpms=speed?

Postby WEGUNTER » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:56 pm

ummmmmmmmmmm if you are doing 60mph in 3rd gear you might want to shift up. normal shift for me from 3rd to 4th is around 45-50

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Re: 3rd gear rpms=speed?

Postby rivers » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:27 pm

For flat land use I shift to 4th by 50- 55 mph. For pulling long grades. When needed I've run in 3rd at 50-55 mph seemingly forever sometimes. No ill effects. Regardless of gear or terrain I'm not a believer if ringing a street motors neck for any length of time (I'm the poor dumb schmuck that's gotta fix it.) Learn and listen to your motor...she'll tell you when she's happy or angry.
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Re: 3rd gear rpms=speed?

Postby Lee Pape » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:54 am

If you can not maintain or gain any speed when in fourth then it is time for third. Pulling a long or steep hill or going into a strong headwind. It is better to run 55 in third with the engine reving, then fight to maintain 50 in fourth lugging the engine down.
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