Hit it she goes boom
When I first started riding on a 1998 Sporty, I had a biker pass on a neat little trick. I can't use it anymore, but maybe someone here can. My sporty didn't have a tach and I found I'd be looking for that 6th gear every now and then. Here's the trick.. if you are in gear, going along and lift up your shifter with your boot, if you feel some slack, you don't have anymore gears to go. If you feel resistance (the shifter is tight), you've got another gear to go. My 03 is nice and tight, plus has a tach. Hope someone can use this, worked great.