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Re: suggestions for a 300EX
before you really start doing anything, ask yourself...
Do you really wanna put money into a 300ex?
you could get the new yamaha, 400ex, 250r, new honda, z400/kfx400 and put your hard earned money into that
buuuut......if your like me and no one was there to ask me that, the first thing I would improve is suspension and handling, the power you have and want you will not even be able to control, get the suspension and handling things first:
a-arms (look on ebay, or get 400ex a-arms like I did, they are 1.5" bigger and fit right on)
-shocks, look for some works shocks on ebay, or if you get the 400ex a-arms you will need the custom works that are 14.75" long, they will fit and work great...oooorr, on ebay they ahve these shock relocating mounts and it makes it able to use 400ex shocks on your 300ex....
-axle----with the a-arms you will need an extended axle, a +2+4 durablue axle is the way to go, and your 300ex will handling like a champ
tires--you might want to get some tires other than the stock ones, the stock tires are crap and it would be a very good idea to get some ITP holeshots, or Maxxis Razrs, or Kenda Klaws, pic your size....I would go with a 20" tire, 22" or 21" front tire
then get into power upgrades after you have made your machine handling great....a nice pipe, filter, air box mods, and jetting to start you off...then you can get into motor work if you really want to, get a true 300cc bore kit with cam, and all the goodies
but I say just get a bigger machine you really want and put your money into that, you will be dissapointed in the future....