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That's an awful lotta votes for wheels....wow. Any input on heated grips? My hands get cold Below 50F no matter the gloves.
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FCR's, lightend crank and head work will put you way over $2000. Unless you are doing it all yourself. I'll sell you my stage II Mikunis for $200 plus shipping. Don't split your cases unless your crank plug is bad.

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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2011, 8:32 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!

I'm thinking of making slight improvements in
1 seeing behind me
2 being able to stop better
3 being more comfy

OR

I could just save and buy some wheels (more than $2k) and do some suspension work

OR

I could save and go FCR/944/crankwork. ( I know it's super expensive)
I hear FCRs REALLY make a HUGE difference in rideability.
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Thanks guys!

I'm thinking of making slight improvements in
1 seeing behind me
2 being able to stop better
3 being more comfy

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(1) SEEING Behind you:
I use the little CRG Blindsight Mirror they are small and hardly noticeable--but I can pick out cops behind me no problem



(2) The sky's the limit on BRAKE mods--just like engine mods. However good pads like the FERODO "ST" Sintered Brake Pads: 1 Pin go a long way. I swapped out the master cylinders with BREMBO GP Forged Radial Brake Master Cylinder. These gave me a nice easy progressive 2 finger pull.
If I was to do it again, I would get the BREMBO "RCS" Forged Radial Brake Master Cylinder . It has folding levers, an adjustable lever ratio, integrated brake microswitch and an available matching clutch master cylinder.



I installed BREMBO 7850 Series "4 Pad" Cast Caliper: 65mm Axial and a ABM iron rotors. If I was going to do it again, I'd use the thinner BRAKETECH "AXIS" Iron Front Rotor for less rolling restance. The brakes are incredible though. They are better than the original brakes on my 999R.




(2) COMFORT: I've used the SARGENT "World Sport" Seat: 750/900 SS/CR '91-98 on my other bikes. They are wellmade, light and very comfortable for most people.

I installed adjustable bar risers by Cycle Cat on my SS. They are no longer made but be making a comeback.



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I could save and go FCR/944/crankwork. ( I know it's super expensive)
I hear FCRs REALLY make a HUGE difference in rideability.
I did the motor last because I wanted to have good brakes, suspension, light wheels and all the other mods on the bike before I built up the motor. The SS FE motor has dual plug heads, FCRs, cams, hi-comp 944 pistons...It is a lot of fun but I like it a lot more because of all the supporting mods.







I ended up adding a steering damper to the otherwise very stable bike because the front wheel can get very light...
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NICE!!

I like the 1 inchers.

I also like that Header....really nice. I bet that goes well with the motor work.

I'll get to brake masters and pads when necessary.

If anyone has a bead on period-correct light Marvic 2 piece wheels, let me know!!
I'm trying to keep the mid 90s look close.
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1) Brake lines and fresh pads. Safety first!
2) Seat. Doesn't matter if you make it the fastest 900SS ever. If you aren't cumfy, you won't like it or want to ride it.
3) Dyna coils. It will improve your starting.
4) suspension. Race tech valves and springs for the forks. Keep an eye on eBay for a shock.
5) Take a riding school !!!!!
6) Wheels. It will really improve the handling.
7) Then engine stuff.

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