Winter mods

Early next year I'll be doing an engine bore, cams, and an FCR. I'm looking at putting a little bit of money in the bike right now. Any thoughts?

All of the basic mods are done for the most part.

What do you call Basic Mods?

3x3 and MRD. If you're adding a bore, cams and FCR next year that's it.

I did a trail tech vapor which was nice.

Ok ..You want a "Things to do" list.....:busted:

From lowest to highest $....

Locktite fix the counter shaft sprocket, counter balancer nut, primary nut, stator screws, flywheel/starter gear fasteners.

Remove the rear suspension and swing arm, clean and grease the bearings.

Remove the steering stem , clean and grease bearings.

Do the free power mod.

Install a Manual cam chain tensioner.

Install Case Savers

Add a Graphics Kit

Install SS brake lines front and rear.

Re Spring and valve suspension to suit your riding.

Install MRD SSW exhaust

94mm Big Bore kit , 4mm stroker crank , big valves, RHC stage 2 valve spring kit , Head Flowing, RHC 187 cams, FCRMX41mm Conversion kit. ,SSW Super Start kit...:busted:

All those but the engine mods, free power mod, and suspension are done. At my weight, I really don't think I need to do much with the suspension.

Definitely would be a good time to do the greasing and free power mod. I was hoping to upgrade the brakes, but not sure if I want to spend the money there yet.

I'd also like to see about what I could do to lighten the bike up. Thoughts?

the ' vapor ' is a good option

All those but the engine mods, free power mod, and suspension are done. At my weight, I really don't think I need to do much with the suspension.

Definitely would be a good time to do the greasing and free power mod. I was hoping to upgrade the brakes, but not sure if I want to spend the money there yet.

I'd also like to see about what I could do to lighten the bike up. Thoughts?

Definitely grease the swingarm/steering head. I did my swingarm last month at 7000 miles. Not a moment to soon as the bearings were dry as a bone. I still need to do the steering head asap.

As far as weight loss..... Its a losing battle with the DRZ. Best bet would be a different battery. I know there are a few to choose from but cant think of the names. Do a search or maybe someone else will chime in with more info.

Good luck :busted:

I'd also like to see about what I could do to lighten the bike up. Thoughts?

perhaps a lighter exhaust system,

If it's an SM you could convert to lighter off road wheels....

also smaller mirrors, indicators,tailight and headlight....though no a significant weight saving..

perhaps a lighter exhaust system,

If it's an SM you could convert to lighter off road wheels....

also smaller mirrors, indicators,tailight and headlight....though no a significant weight saving..

that's all done, too :busted:

looks like I'll just stick to some simple stuff this winter and be anxious for the engine work in a few months.

Buy some good winter riding gear. You live in Texas and should never have any "winter mods."

Ss lines, Braking 320 mm rotor and adapter. Just did mine front and rear with Braking rotors and SS lines, amazing. Also did the FCR and hot cams, wow what a difference.

Buy some good winter riding gear. You live in Texas and should never have any "winter mods."

I consider the winter season as a break from school :busted: I ride year round.

Ss lines, Braking 320 mm rotor and adapter. Just did mine front and rear with Braking rotors and SS lines, amazing. Also did the FCR and hot cams, wow what a difference.

How big of a difference was the brake upgrade? I already have lines.

Simple physics ...Greater braking power due to the increased leverage...

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plus they look really sweet :busted:

Simple physics ...Greater braking power due to the increased leverage...

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consider the braided line

make a good thing ... great

Braking is so much better and smoother now. You can tell way more difference in the front upgrade though.

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