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ok dudes, whats a good gearing for all round street riding? my 350 done up like a 60s bar hopper has a 36 rear, not sure of front. 50 miles an hour is 5000 rpm, is there a good combo that will reduce this & still pull a 240 pound fat guy from the light ???

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guess this is the wrong forom to post this kind of question, i know theres a lot of 350 racers on here guess none on the street though.

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i changed the gearing on my 350f but right now i forget what i did but it made it nice for the highway.....let's see....final drive front sprocket raised one and the rear lowered two

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Not sure if it's applicable but I use 15/38 gearing while racing at Loudon. 16/38 for Mosport or fast tracks.
Course I rev the race bike to 12,000+ so I'm guessing street gearing for a 350 would be a bit taller 17/38, 17/39 something like that.

For a zippy street riding where you don't do too much big highway riding I'd go for a ratio of something like 2.5:1. For average street riding 2.3:1, for top end/highway something like 2.1:1

Honestly, 5,000 rpm at 50mph isn't bad for a 350. Much taller gearing that than and you'll be working the clutch a bit. Most racers run their CB's to around 10,000 I think, which would be around 100mph for you, a very respectable speed for a CB350 in street trim.
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youre probably running either 17 or 18 in the front if its stock. at 240, there isnt much you can do with a stock 350 that will pull you from the light. id say try the zrx. but 5k at 50 sounds about stock. you can rev that thing to over 9k safely. so once you get there, highway speeds shouldnt be too big of a deal. although i wouldnt go out on the highway too much on it. if you want to pull from the light, go with a smaller up front, or bigger in back. but youre seriously going to sacrifice top end. 2 teeth makes a big difference. but it should wheelie pretty nicely.

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its just a barhopper right now so i dont do the highway thing, just bop around town to bike nite & such. just trying to let the motor rest a little at 50-60 mph which is about as fast as i go on a barhopper anyways.

2000 Kaw.ZRX1100 , 2000 Kaw.W650, 93 Honda XR650L Dualsport/Supermotard ,77 Yamaha XS650 Bobber,72 Honda CB350 Barhopper/Custom
 
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