Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but i have some questions about gearing, I'm new to this forum but ive been lurking for a while and like the community. I'm a new-ish rider i've owned my v-star 250 since November of last year, the bike has changed my life, since before having it i relied on buses etc. to get places, its been a dream come true and a very freeing experience. I've been riding it every day for a while now, and im starting to feel as though im not getting the most out of it, when in 5th gear i feel as though there should be another gear after. it revs rather high at 100, and i haven't taken it to 110 yet, but i dont think it would go very well. I've been doing a lot of research over the past few weeks on gearing for the v-star and it seems other people who own this bike have felt the same way, it also seems that the little engine has more torque than it is initially geared for, so my question is, has anyone had experience with taller gearing on the v-star 250? what ratios are best etc. is there much of a trade off between speed and acceleration? i believe stock the ratio is 16/45, i was thinking i might go to 17/40, is this gearing too tall for the bike to handle? am i going to be rolling backwards on hills? i bow to the experienced.