Mike that piece you made Galvanized Steel ?
Sounds like you're the prime candidatefor a sprocket change!What I don't like about the CB300FA.
Now that I put 1300 km on it and got used to a little bit, I can say I really don't like how the engine screams above about 7500 RPM.
I like quiet bikes. When a GoldWing goes by, I hear angels singing . My Vespa GTS300 was a very quiet bike, even at highway speeds (well,
the engine; there was a roar from the air turbulences from the windshield, but when I tucked behind the windshield, it was fairly quiet).
This engine screaming gets kinda lost on the highway at 70mph, but on normal streets it's very noticeable. Fortunately, for most riding there is no
need to tap those RPMs. When a quick…er acceleration is needed, however, there is no choice but to go into the obnoxious noise region.
Also, there could be more leg space for my 6'2" frame (32 inch inseam).
Oh, one more thing: as I like using panniers, I would prefer the plastic side panels flanking the pillion seat be parallel to the bike frame. Honda
designed them in a "V" shape, wide in the front and getting narrower towards the back (see the attached picture). This unfortunate design pushes
the front of the panniers out, away from the bike. Not only it looks weird - like they are spreading their legs, but it's not as aerodynamic. I'd like
the nice look of the bike be functional, as well.
Otherwise, it's a fantastic bike and at lower RPMs it sounds great.
I'm not worried about the noise above 70mph since I don't go that far very often and if I do the noise gets masked by other noises. Personally, I don'tSounds like you're the prime candidatefor a sprocket change!
1st gear becomes more usable, and 7k rpm no longer is around 70mph, but 80mph; or at 70mph the bike does just over 6k rpm.
Even if they ARE implying that, what they really should mean is that you are not so self-absorbed in your motorcycle that you care about your rad guard enough to overpay exorbitant amounts of money. Seriously? 150$ for a rad guard?I have to assume the implication is that I'm cheap?
I put an air horn on mine. Bought if from Scooter West. Used it on the Vespa initially. Works very well and doesn't need any special wiring.those 'plastic side panels' extend outwards so as
get any good effective aftermarket horn..
and the changed horn and indicator buttons
are less ergonomically sound thus less
I thought the muffler was genius! About as small as you can get it to be!and of course the poor muffler, which is
a catalytic converter in disguise..