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So far (Bling):

Rizoma dynamic mirrors, black radiator covers, rear hub cover, seat cowel, sargent seat, black heat shields, black heel guards, pazzo shorties.

So Far (Zing):

NONE!

I like the stock pipes although the low MiVV looks great.

Question is, what has been/is the best mod you've done to improve performance at any level?

My only first complaint is the rear shock, I checked the tech archives and saw the "fat guy suspension set up" (I'm 200lbs) post which I'll try but I think maybe Ohlins/Bi-Tubo is in the future...

So, don't slap me with a :repost: if this is an old topic :horse:

But, what have been the best performance mods ya'll have added?

And, more importantly, which were useless? Rather learn from past mistakes...thanks all... :popcorn:
 

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there is a thread similiar to this somewhere, but I can't find it. Anyways, as far as zing goes, ya can't go wrong with a simple aftermarket slipon that ya like, along with Tuneboy and a little modifying to yer header. We proved what it done to my bike alone from complete stock to exactly what I mentioned above, all in the same day, on the same dyno, and the results was a solid 12HP increase. ;D I would still like a little more zing, but as of right now, I'm work'n on my bling. ;) ;D
 

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If I didnt have a deep likeing for DEEP exhaust tone, I would have bought the chain reaction full system. (They are in the process of doing a full header. Might take a month or so, but this ought to be HIGH double digit HP increase from stock with the appropriate tune map)

As it is, I will be happily reporting soon on a trident half pipe system and Devious' header mods. Stay tuned but it ought to be 90% of what the CR system gives you...

In the end, header work coupled with a very good exhaust SEEMS to be the best bet. I know nothing except what I read so experts may want to chime in.

Go to this post to read what Devi has done and the gains he found on a Dyno:


http://www.thespeedtriple.com/Forums/index.php?topic=2114.0





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As far as power goes, the above pretty well cover the first step. Uncork the exhaust and get yourself a tuneboy. Trident half pipe system is number one if you like the twin high pipe look, power and deep sound. There are a few other little things you can do that in the end will add up. Look for Mr Devious' posts in the performance and tuning sections. Also check out the Super Thread in General section. Lots of good info. The next best way to improve all round performance (and bling) are magnesium or carbon fiber wheels. Expect to spend mucho $$$. However, this will pay dividends in handling as well as acceleration. Downsizing the chain & sprockets from 630 to 530 will save some weight, particularly if you go with an aluminum rear and you can drop the overall gearing while you are at it. Not too expensive an option but one I have not persued since I like the reliability of the stock setup and the gearig. Braking Wave (or similar) rotors will save some weight too. The shock of choice seems to be either a Penske or Ohlins TR502. I'm still waiting for the elves or what ever they have in Sweden to make mine so I can't say how effective that change is. Others (HiVel among them) say it is the best mod you can make.

Of course, there are other approaches that may be cheaper or more appropriate depending on your physical condition & skill level. Loosing 20 lbs would be much cheaper in my case (and maybe not take any longer) than buying those mag wheels. Going to a riding school or track day can make you a faster and safer rider. After all, Nicky Hayden could probably lap me in 3 laps riding a 250.
 

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Of course, there are other approaches that may be cheaper or more appropriate depending on your physical condition & skill level. Loosing 20 lbs would be much cheaper in my case (and maybe not take any longer) than buying those mag wheels. Going to a riding school or track day can make you a faster and safer rider. After all, Nicky Hayden could probably lap me in 3 laps riding a 250.
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I've got Code's level 1 and 2 classes under my belt, that's where I REALLY learned how to ride.... :pow:

...but, I'm a wuss so I'm not fast on the street AT ALL...

As far as the weight loss...food tastes too good!! :twofinger:
 

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I'd say the three favorite mods I've done are the

-Corbin seat (makes the bike look much better than stock and is much more comfortable)

-Pazzo Racing shorty levers (don't hit if you drop the bike, look nicer, and are fully adjustable on both sides)

-USD forks (they look much meaner than the standard found on 98-04's and don't bottom out like my old whipped out forks did)
 
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