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I have a aircooled 1981 ASI/Riviera camper with a 4 speed manual transmission. Since it does not have a tachometer, I am curious about when to shift gears.
Someone told me that the red dots on the speedometer (at 20mph, 35mph, 55 mph) show the speeds at which you should shift gears (from 1st to 2nd gear at 20mph, 2nd to 3rd at 35mph, etc).
However, the engine rpms seem very high at these points and I speculated as to whether these dots might be maximum rpm indicators rather than recommended shift points.
Has anyone had experience with this system?