So I accidentally hit 50 mph in second gear today
...yup, with stock gearing. Was getting onto a busy highway where you need to hit 60 mph quickly. I could have sworn I was in third so I was going to wind it up to 50...once I hit 40 it took a while to climb(Running out of the powerband) but it did get to 50 about as quick as third would have. Afterwards I took third all the way to 62, thinking it was 4th. By the time I hit 4th I was at 65 and thought the engine was running faster than usual...sure enough I had another gear. So, either I found the elusive 6th gear or I cranked 2nd and 3rd gear well over the indicated redline marks.
No harm done and the bike still runs like clockwork as always. Think it could do 55 in 2nd? I'm not going to try and find out. I usually shift it at 30, lol.