yeah..raise the front sprocket teeth..and lower the rear sprocket teeth..this alone will give you more top end speed..buttttttt..it will lower your take off a tad..not much..i did this on my '86 honda 250 rebel..cept..i just lower'd the rear sprocket for now...i can hit 75 easy now.
I think you may be backwards on this one... If you increase the front sprocket size to 14 you will shorten the chain quite a bit. Stock is 13/38 if you raise the front to 14 and leave the rear stock (38) and add the 22" tires you will still retain a pretty decent take-off and gain a couple MPH on the top.
yes but a 14 does not fit comforably grinding the case saver away is needed im told. 13 36 i tried with the stock chain size way too loose. then i removed a link and it was way too tight even with the carrier adjusted slack
I used to run a 14/38 with 22" razrs on my old 300 during the summer, and I just took the case saver off (not recommending this at all). I just checked my chain more often to make sure the chain wasn't too loose or tight. My buddy ran stock gearing with 20" tires on his 300, and I could just barely pull away from him.