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Just a quick hello. Enjoying the forum and all the stories etc. I'm an experienced (or may that should just read older) rider who is downsizing & rekindling his passion for smaller bikes that do not require excess speed or horsepower for simple enjoyment. My 310 has only 160 mile approx. at present (1 week old) but is already putting a broad smile on my face. Good points include its light weight (relative) and superb stability / road manners. Only niggle is / was a reluctance to engage neutral ... but getting better and issue is probably as much down to the rider as it is the bike (Neutral easier to find from 2nd ... which seems a not uncommon trait when running in). Looking forward to exceeding 5-6000 revs post initial 450-800 miles to enjoy full revs at sane speeds :) All the best.
 

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Welcome to the forum and it's always great t o have experienced riders on board! Maybe neutral will be easier to find after you've broken in the G310R?
 

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I have done about 600 miles on mine so far and neutral was hard to find when new but it is getting better now. Having had old British bikes many years ago which had similar neutral finding difficulties, I am accustomed to niggling problems. Hope you enjoy your new bike.
 

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Welcome to the forum. The neutral gets easier as the gear box is worn in, I kind of like the fact that it's easier to find neutral from second (don't want to accidently shift into neutral when you're looking for second). In regards to the 6k limit, my dealer told me that providing you have the bike nicely warmed up, he would be happy to exceed 6k after the first 300km, just as long as you don't fully roll on until you have the initial service done.
 

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Welcome to the forum. The neutral gets easier as the gear box is worn in, I kind of like the fact that it's easier to find neutral from second (don't want to accidently shift into neutral when you're looking for second). In regards to the 6k limit, my dealer told me that providing you have the bike nicely warmed up, he would be happy to exceed 6k after the first 300km, just as long as you don't fully roll on until you have the initial service done.
My dealer also stated this. More specifically, he said overtakes exceeding 6k is fine as long as it'swarmed up, has done about ~500km and it's only a short burst and not continuous.
 

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Hello,


Just a quick hello. Enjoying the forum and all the stories etc. I'm an experienced (or may that should just read older) rider who is downsizing & rekindling his passion for smaller bikes that do not require excess speed or horsepower for simple enjoyment. My 310 has only 160 mile approx. at present (1 week old) but is already putting a broad smile on my face. Good points include its light weight (relative) and superb stability / road manners. Only niggle is / was a reluctance to engage neutral ... but getting better and issue is probably as much down to the rider as it is the bike (Neutral easier to find from 2nd ... which seems a not uncommon trait when running in). Looking forward to exceeding 5-6000 revs post initial 450-800 miles to enjoy full revs at sane speeds :) All the best.
Hi there Telford,


Welcome to the forum, ride safe, anyway You are an experieand rider so enjoy Your bike.
Share with us if You have the time.
 
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Just a quick hello. Enjoying the forum and all the stories etc. I'm an experienced (or may that should just read older) rider who is downsizing & rekindling his passion for smaller bikes that do not require excess speed or horsepower for simple enjoyment. My 310 has only 160 mile approx. at present (1 week old) but is already putting a broad smile on my face. Good points include its light weight (relative) and superb stability / road manners. Only niggle is / was a reluctance to engage neutral ... but getting better and issue is probably as much down to the rider as it is the bike (Neutral easier to find from 2nd ... which seems a not uncommon trait when running in). Looking forward to exceeding 5-6000 revs post initial 450-800 miles to enjoy full revs at sane speeds :) All the best.
Hi Telford,
Welcome aboard. You'll find the bike even much more fun to ride after you're done with the break-in. It enjoys being pushed over the 6K mark :)
Gearbox not the strongest point of the bike, but yes, it does get better and decent as mileage increase.
 

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question, I have been seeing lot of info on the bikes gearing being pretty well lowend geared, what are your thoughts of gearing up front a tooth or down 4 in back to give it a little longer leg on hiway?
 

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question, I have been seeing lot of info on the bikes gearing being pretty well lowend geared, what are your thoughts of gearing up front a tooth or down 4 in back to give it a little longer leg on hiway?
Stock setup is 16T front / 40T back (0.4 ratio)
Dropping 4 in the back might be a bit extreme (it would be close to adding 2 in the front).
But adding 1 in the front (easier/cheaper to do than dropping 2 in the back) is something I would be willing to try.
The challenge is to find an actual +1 sprocket for that bike. Unless there is a compatibility with another model, yet to be discovered, I don't see any 17T being offered for the G310R yet.
 

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Yes T I found N easier from 2nd, glad you enjoy downsize I have not been on a bike for half a century but same enjoyment with 310 as my Bantam !!!!!!
 
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