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I'm doing a track day in 3 weeks and I need to replace my chain and sprockets. Should I stick with stock gearing for my first track day or should I try gearing it down some? (Up in front down in the back)
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I'm doing a track day in 3 weeks and I need to replace my chain and sprockets. Should I stick with stock gearing for my first track day or should I try gearing it down some? (Up in front down in the back)
Depends on the track.

What track?
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If in doubt, stick with stock . No offense, but the bike is probably better than you are.

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Personally, I would start out running the stock gearing. That way you will experience what YOU and the BIKE are capable doing. That way you may be able to determine what performance you want from the bike and what your experience level would be.

Then I would chat with other folks that are running at your track. You would be able to explain how your bike is performing and what improvements you would want to make. Somebody may be able to guide you to perfect gearing for your bike, thus saving you money along with trial and error.

Another option would be to let somebody with a lot of experience take your bike out for a few laps around the track. Then listen to what advise he / she may have to offer.

Good luck and have fun .....................
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If we knew what track you were running we may be able to point you in the right direction. There are Ninja track riders on a couple different forums that are pretty quick, and would be able to tell you if changing gearing is an advantage.

Chances are you'll have plenty of other things to concentrate on, so running the stock gearing is probably the best option initially.
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Thanks for the responses, the track is Barber Motorsports Park.
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Depends on the track.

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I didn't find anything specifically about gearing for the 300 at Barber, but this section might have some useful info -

https://www.ninjette.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=30

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Gearing Help!!

+1 on the rear (lower top speed, slightly better drive off corners). You’ll need a speedo healer on non ABS model if you care to have an accurate speedo for any sprocket size other than stock.

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I ended up going with the stock gearing for now since it's my first time on the track. I would rather it pull like I am used to just to start off with.

Thanks for your help guys!
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