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Don't let them fool ya, they're actually hockey pucks for the GGH.
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Wrong again, grasshopper. It's all about CURLING!

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Wrong again, grasshopper. It's all about CURLING!

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But wise Master: I thought curling was with stones like the ones that collect in the lower front of our fairings. You know,and the only way to get them out is to remove one side. Actually when that happens I do some "curling" of 12oz weights...ahhh now I see.

You are indeed wise oh master
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Don't let them fool ya, they're actually hockey pucks for the GGH.
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yep, and those freakin' gnomes are messy little buggers....never pick up after their games. they have left their pucks all over my shop floor too.
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But wise Master: I thought curling was with stones like the ones that collect in the lower front of our fairings. You know,and the only way to get them out is to remove one side. Actually when that happens I do some "curling" of 12oz weights...ahhh now I see.

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Actually "stones" are the things in the little sacks inside your leathers. But, they too lead to the curling of 12 oz. weights. All paths lead to truth.

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Is there any downside to not having them?
Only thing I can think of is: you keep the bike for the next 50 years, it becomes a prized, restored vintage bike in OEM condition, but its value is detrimentally affected because it's not in concours condition due to the fact that all those pucks are gone!

don't ask me how I know.

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Thanks again for the feedback. One last question, do you guys know how much the kit is to punch up my 900 to a 944?
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Thanks again for the feedback. One last question, do you guys know how much the kit is to punch up my 900 to a 944?
it varies...based on who makes it...who installs it...what all they are installing....what other inner engine mods you are doing to accompany the punch out to get the fullest potential out of it all...and all involved portions of the process...you can easily say anywhere from $1000 up to $5000 depending!
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My engine is stock at the moment. The only addition has been a set of FCR flat slides. I didn't realize that there were different kits? What's the best or most popular kit? I have a excellent mechanic to do the work for me so all I'd be looking for is a supplier for the kit.
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My engine is stock at the moment. The only addition has been a set of FCR flat slides. I didn't realize that there were different kits? What's the best or most popular kit? I have a excellent mechanic to do the work for me so all I'd be looking for is a supplier for the kit.
it is not so much different kits....though there are different suppliers...but it starts with 944 pistons...then goes to lightweight connecting rods....then to lightening the flywheels and the crank....and then to changing your cam profile....and depending on what size flatsides you have...maybe going to bigger flatsides after port and polishing the heads and doing a 3 angle valve job....so ya see where I'm going with this???
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Yeah... my pocket book is having a coronary at the moment. Do most people have all this work done at once or in stages? If I was going to tackle it in bits, what are the best initial improvements to go with? I have FCR 41's.
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