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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 2011, 6:52 pm Thread Starter
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$2000 MOD money!!!

I have a CLEAN 95 SS/SP. Runs like a champ with the old Mikuni carbs.
Had a recent 12K service by a great tech, so that's up to date with a new Battery.

Where should the 2k go?

I'm thinking FCR41s/944 Kit sometime this winter. I know it's pricey and I'll get the crank lightnened and balanced while I'm in there. Maybe basic head work.

Should I save up for the FCRs/944 (is it THAT big a difference??)?

OR improve some little things here and there.....

Such as:
-CRG lanesplitters (can't see!) 185
-Stainless steel braided brake and clutch lines (safety) 270
-Rearsets (lighter/look better) 350
-Sargent seat (my rear will thank me) 340

That puts me at about 1200....


Thoughts?
Paint is already great, and original.
Just want to improve on an already awesome road bike, and suspension suits me fine for now.

Let me know what YOU would do to a clean and STOCK SS/SP
Thanks!

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I've done much of what you suggest and for $2K I think I'd try a pair of CF wheels. Especially if the bike is running well as is.

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I've done much of what you suggest and for $2K I think I'd try a pair of CF wheels. Especially if the bike is running well as is.
If I could find period-correct Marvic two-piece wheels from a Superlight....I'd be on it. I'm trying to keep the mid-90s look but all while updating little bits and pieces.

I hear lighter wheels are a MAJOR improvement
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Shorai lightweight battery and a set of these. Though, you may need to save a bit more for both wheels.

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Lighten the flywheel

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I like light weight wheels on my bikes.
I'm using OZ wheels on a lot of my personal project bikes now:


OZ Motorbike Forged Alum Wheelset: 900SS 93-98, 851-888, Mon -01

These weigh about what the old 5 spoke magnesium wheels used to weigh. They are a lot stronger and corrosion resistant than the mag wheels.

They are on sale right now and currently under your $2000 budget. They will transform your bikes overall performance as well as looks.
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I'd do suspension, then wheels, then maybe motor last.
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I think the wheels are great, but you can also fiddle with the suspension. It is said that you will think that your suspension is just fine until you make a positive change. Then you will realize that you were riding on poo-poo all these years. I'm assuming that you've at least done the sag settings, but I'm sure those forks and shock can use a freshening up after all these years. If it's not set up for your bodyweight, then a stiffer/lighter set of springs can also go a long way. Contact Rick at Cogent.

I think that gearing is also another huge upgrade that you will notice.

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1. Suspension
2. Saddle, windscreen, heated grips
3. Exhaust
4. Wheels
5. Brakes/Brake lines, clip ons, masters (depending on model and needs)
5. Engine

not a hardened order, just some guidance based upon needs and experiences

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Wheels and suspension would be at the top of my list also.

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