I wonder if any experienced VTR250 owners can help me... I'm finding that I'm "running out of gears" on the freeway. The owners manual says that 4th gear is good up to 140km/h but I'm finding that once I get to 80km/h I'm already in 5th and would ideally be looking for 6th (if I had one). Also, when I look at the suggested speed ranges for the other gears, I always seem to be changing up early. My bike is a year 2000 so I don't have a rev. counter. Like the guy in the Shannons ad, "I shift by feeeell." So, is 10 years of driving a cage making me move up through the gears too early (maybe I'm used to a lower engine note?) Or is there something wrong/tweaked with the oily bits that may be lowering the gear ratios? This is my first bike (except for the CB250 I learned on and never got out of second gear) so I don't have anything to compare it to. Any advice would be appreciated.