Originally Posted by 03 bluperhawk
Thanks for your ideas. I'd like to do the exhaust up and
would like to know what slipons up the ponies, but aren't
outrageously loud. Also, if I jet kit it, will my mpg
go down a lot? Dynojet or Ti-pro? Just rode her home
last night mmmmm mmm. Can anybody see out those mirrors?
Milage, yes, but not substantially. I've always been a fan of Factory jet kits. Expect to get 4-5 HP. How much you twist the throttle makes a big diff.
Better tires net a big gain. Pick your favorite street performance tire.
One of the best mods you'll make (if you're heavier than about 145) is a set of weight matched springs from Racetech. They have a calculator on the website. Racetech Emulators are also popular, but you'll get a huge bang for buck with just the springs.
A free flowing filter gets basically nothing. Don't drill or modify the airbox either.
There are lots of garage mods (like TPS adjustment and vent rerouting) that fall in the category of urban myth. If you have the clutch-in stalling problem, up your idle to 1300 rpm.
If you find the outside of your palms getting sore, even though your arms are relaxed, its because of the angle of the clipons. You can trim the pin that locates them. Each 1/8" you file off will net about 3/4" forward angle at the end of the bar. Be conservative, but this is a surprisingly satisfying mod.
Swap the grips for gel or (in my case for big hands) grab-on superbike grips.
I swapped out the pegs with a set from a CBR1000RR and like the enhanced feedback they provide. Cosmetically, they match the passenger pegs. This too was a surprisingly satisfying mod.
Sylvania Silverstar headlight bulb is a great improvement for night time riding.
Other than expensive engine work, not too many other mods will be noticable.
There have been lots of experiments with mirror swaps. AFAIK
, no one has seen a huge improvement.
Front braking systems from a 929, 954, or RC51 are another popular mod.
On the far side, USD fork swaps, pistons-cams-porting, and swingarm-frame locating plates have been done with success.