I love my bike .. it rides beautifully, but there's just this one thing ... A common issue for the Virago, apparently .. So far I've been commuting with a max speed of 60 kph most of the time, and occasionally 70 kph, which is where I've really noticed that my bike needs .. something more .. At some point in the future I'd like to ride at higher speeds (where appropriate, of course ) and would like to know more about improving the top end gearing. I've read in reviews of the Virago 250 that changing from 16 teeth to 17 on the front sprocket is recommended to improve the top end gearing and eliminate that need to reach for the non existent sixth gear. Has anyone here done this, and is it necessary/better to change the rear sprocket and chain as well? How does it affect first gear? Will it affect the LAMS rating of my bike?