Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Queensland, Australia
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Really? Two more teeth added to the rear, 14/48? In the real world surely 6500rpm at 45mph? That would be really relaxing if you wanted to go further than the corner store.
And why would you need to gear it down further for off road use? OEM it is geared like a farm bike. Geared up I am in 3rd about when, on my DL650, I would be thinking about 2nd.
Geared up the X300 is much more suitable for trail riding than my V-Strom with OEM gearing.
Your presenter also fails to mention that if you remove the ABS fuse all sorts of side issues appear - like no speedo, no gear indicator, no odometer or fuel range.
If you wish to disable the ABS for offroad use simply put the bike on the main stand and run it up through the gears for 10 seconds, and the ABS will be disabled - but be back next time you stop and start the engine.
2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300; 2010 Suzuki V-Strom 650; 1988 Suzuki GSXR1100J