I installed the 15T front sprocket and I am wondering if the sprocket cover is different on the 300. I had to leave out the metal reinforcement gasket on the sprocket cover because it wouldn't clear the front of the sprocket with it on. It just is held on to the plastic cover by 2 plastic pins and it just pops off/on the plastic cover. Without the metal gasket (lack of a better word) I was able to slide the cover back on without a problem. I like the difference in gearing so far it seems much better for riding in town traffic and cruising at 50mph.I found with the 250 that I needed to whittle away a little of the plastic on the inside of the sprocket cover to get it back on. Its still a bit of a jiggle but it does fit. And yep, the back wheel will be right forward in the swingarm slot but it quickens the handling even more!
No bother with first being too tall but a) I live in the country with no traffic light stops and b) I only weigh 60kg.
The front sprocket is less than half the cost of a rear sprocket and the front sprocket can be changed on the sidestand in about 15minsDoes anyone here know why a 15T sprocket in front is preferred over 35T rear sprocket option? Assuming stock gearing is 14T,36T both options would give the same result and for an absolute beginner like me, changing rear sprocket makes more sense just because of relatively large space available to work with. What am I missing?
You are right. I didn't realize this when I started the thread. Shows my lack of knowledge about motorcycles. I guess I am allowed to do that while I still have my noob hat on.just so you know, both your options don't give the same result. 1 tooth on the front is almost the same as 2 on the back. if stock is 14-and 36 teeth, its a 2.57 ratio. if you added 1 to the front, 15-36 then its 2.40 which is close to the same if you dropped 2 from the rear sprocket, 14 -34 its 2.42 to 1.
I guess which ever sprocket was available, or the cheapest would be good. but I kinda like a little smaller on the back because it makes the chain a hair longer, moving the rear tire back a little, looks good.