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You mean like these :D

AUD59 on eBay. Work a treat.
 

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The horn on this bike is pretty wussy. I was trying to alert someone that they had the green light to go over the weekend. I laid on the horn pretty hard, but either they didn't hear me, or they just didn't care.

I suspect that most motorcycle horns are weak anyway. Plus, it probably isn't worth the extra weight and money to do a huge aftermarket one.
 

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The horn on this bike is pretty wussy. I was trying to alert someone that they had the green light to go over the weekend. I laid on the horn pretty hard, but either they didn't hear me, or they just didn't care.

I suspect that most motorcycle horns are weak anyway. Plus, it probably isn't worth the extra weight and money to do a huge aftermarket one.
Some have removed the stock horn and installed a loud unit made by Fiamm. I don't know what the model# of the Fiamm horn is, but shisoshin has one on his bike. If he doesn't weigh in here, you could send him a PM.
 

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JNO nice spools,

what is the source for that chain adjust bracket?
I think you are referring to the red anodised blanking plate, in which case the plate and spools are a single assembly.

They offer them in several colours.
 

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One thing I'm not a big fan of with the CBR300 is how easily you can see the radiator in the front. I'm wondering if anyone has plastidipped it to blend it in a little better.
 

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Nice find but they only ship to Europe...:(
 

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-Stock first gear is useless. I have to shortshift to 2nd to even make left turns from a stoplight.
Interesting. My experience with the 1st gear is OK. Sometimes, like when approaching a red light or when creeping FW in a traffic jam, I leave it in the first gear and even take it all the way to 8000 RPM and have no issues. It can be jerky, as mentioned, but my hand got used to fine throttle control from our basically constant traffic jams through downtown Toronto, so most of the times I can control it. At very low speeds, like slow walking speed, the jerkiness can be hard to control, but then the clutch comes in handy :)
 

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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.
 

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All these small bikes seem to scream at higher revs, but you are right about the Vespa. I have a 2016 GTV300 and it doesn't make that noise at 75 mph...note with a scooter you can't really get into a high rev range at lower speeds because of the variable speed transmission instead of gears...but something like the Ninja250/300 and R3 also scream at higher revs. The Vespa is quieter at all rev ranges though. All I can say is you do get used to being screamed at once you are assured it isn't hurting anything to rev higher. It is a bit embarrassing though when you rev high on a take off in 1st gear, then miss 2nd and land on N instead.
 

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My 2015 CB30fa now has 10,004 Km's. I agree the side stand is rather long, but I just make sure where I park the Motorcycle. If it was a real pain, I would take the kick stand off and shorten it by an inch.
The mirrors are a real pain. I have installed mirrors with longer arms, but they ate still too short for me. I just live with it for now.
I installed a one tooth larger front sprocket, an find riding at 110 Km's on the highway very comfortable.
Fuel gauge works very well if you fill tank while sitting on the motorcycle.
Having had highway pegs on my Vulcan 900, I am installing a pair on the CB300.
Otherwise, no complaints at 10,000 Km's..
Absolutely love this motorcycle.
 

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I don't understand why you used a piece of cheap guttering mesh when you brought a 4k motorbike.
 
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I don't understand why you used a piece of cheap guttering mesh when you brought a 4k motorbike.
$120 USD for a cheap piece of mesh with a bit of farkle trim around the edge?... I don't think so. I can think of plenty of other more worthwhile things to do with $120.

I'll stick with my DIY radiator guard, made from a $3 piece of galvanized rain gutter. It's purely functional, so as to prevent rock damage to the radiator core, and not a cosmetic piece...

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Here's the thread: http://www.cbr300forum.com/forum/how-forum/12161-inexpensive-diy-radiator-guard.html





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