Hey, I've been wondering what happens to your motorcycle if you ride in the wrong gear for too long. Let me explain further. Lets say when you ride you change up to a higher gear very quicky and then stay in that higher gear for most of your riding, 5th or 6th, what damage can you expect to do to your engine/gearbox. I know that this is a strick no no when you are breaking in a new engine. I dont know why but thats what I've been told. But is it a big deal on a fully broken in engine? You often see people do this with their cars and especially with those that drive diesel cars. I'm not 100% if this is in the right forum. Mods, please feel free to move it if you want. Z.