Re: How do you guys do it...........?
Former v-twin myself. The high RPMs did seem a little strange at first. My "v-twin" side said that was because it's a weak engine that needed high RPMs to compensate that it had no power (torque) at low speeds, like a beefy engine would. Sounds kind of whiny too, like a nagging, bitter, belittling x-wife that wants to bring you down to her miserable level. Not like the "drum drum" of the v-twin that sounds "like a man's bike".
Then you get her above 4K and that whine starts to sound like music. At 6K, it's the cooing voice of a pleasant woman caressing you. I don't often last long above 7K. Wait, the self-servicing thread has my mind mixed up.
Now, I just look at things as a % of redline, and the rumble of a v-twin seems, to me, bad design. I'm sure if I ever decide to go back to a twin engine, I'll reprogram myself accordingly. Have fun.
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