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I've decided to mod the DRZ rather than buying something new. Searching the archives, I've come up with this much:

439 big bore $400

5mm stroker kit $400

FCR-MX $550

Ron Hamp cams/spring kit/Ferrera valves etc $934

What I don't know:

Any other important parts I'm missing to freshen up the motor?

Labor to install ?

Running Total so far is around $2,300 - $2,400 without labor.

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First of all, it sees mostly, (95%) street duty. I have it set up for motard and I use it to commute with to work, school and hit the twisties with it whenever I can.

I race 250's (see avatar) and my other bike is a Z1000. The DRZ is great but just doesn't have the oomph that I'm looking for, hence why I started looking at other bikes. With all the great things I've read from the project bike and others who've gone for the big power, it seems that I can have the best of all worlds by putting some cash into this great bike.

Thanks for the reply.

Chuck.

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Almost forgot to answer your second question: what power do you want to make?

Well, I want to be able to keep up with bigger bikes (not top speed but not get left behind in the short straights either), I want something that's going to wheelie in 3rd, 4th, maybe 5th without throwing my back out...lol I want to feel that rush that I get with my Z1000. How that translates into numbers I'm not sure. All I know is there are too many times I say to myself, damn, I wish I had more motor in this thing.

Hope that gives you an idea.

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what will you be using for a pipe?

i dont think you will be happy with the hotcams on this set up.

I have a full Muzzy system on it now but that could change.

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Sounds expensive... Someone's bank account is screaming for mercy!

well, I look at it like this: spend 7k on a new bike or spend half that and make the bike I already like badder than a new bike. Besides, I've been a very good boy for a couple of years. I'm due. :thumbsup:

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edit in first post to reflect new info.

First off, let me say Ron Hamp is a very cool guy. I know next to nothing about engines and it probably shows but he's really easy to talk with and answers all your questions. Thanks Ron.

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