What are some upgrades that *really* made a difference?

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  1. JoeMetro

    JoeMetro Member

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    Some people claim that iridium spark plugs did them wonders, others say the RT carb was a huge improvement over the stock NT carb.

    What are some upgrades that you noticed that really made a difference?
    Say you rode your bike for a while, and then bought one upgrade and as soon as you rode you know the new part was great?

    Of course nothing beats a fine-tuned carb and properly put-together bike.
     
  2. xseler

    xseler Well-Known Member

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    Anything that replaced the CNS V3 carb.......

    Expansion chamber from MZMiami...........

    Front disc brakes...........

    Shimano internals rear wheel............

    Continental City Ride II tires............

    36 tooth sprocket with hub adapter.......

    Turbo Buick chain tensioner......

    Laid-back seat post with a memory foam seat.....


    Couldn't tell a lot of difference with the Fred Head, Iridium plug, upgraded plug wire, and various other exhausts (though I'm not saying that my actions/inactions may be the reasons.....)


    Best of luck in your personal search!
     
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  3. Tyler6357

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    Upgrades:

    Expansion pipe---> go faster and better acceleration as long as you get a large one

    RT (Dellorto Clone)Carb----> go faster, easy to tune

    Fred Head---> go faster! If the squish gap measures over 0.060" then I highly recommend decking the cylinder (removing material from the top of the cylinder to make it shorter). If you are going to go through the trouble of decking the cylinder, the squish gap you are aiming for is 0.025" 0.035". If the gap is bigger than 0.060" you might as well not even have a squish band in the head, and you are not going to get the MAIN benefit of the Fred Head, keeping the squish gap between 0.025" and 0.035" will provide the most power from the squish band, while also providing the best longevity for the wrist pin bearing. Also, a Fred Head will provide significantly increased engine cooling over a stock head.

    Reed Valve---> go faster, run more efficient. Make sure you get a ported piston

    Shift Kit----> Go faster, climb hills, get all the benefits of having gears

    Suspension Fork---> smooth ride, less stress on frame

    Quality Fatter Tires (over 2"+ wide)----> more rubber on the road, more traction, less flats

    Dual Brake Lever---> both brakes on one lever, faster reaction time

    Bottle Boost-----> useless waste of money
     
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    Dual Brake Lever---> when bikes over from kickstand and breaks the one lever - NO BRAKES at all
     
  5. wildwood

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    Don't over tighten the bolt so when the bike falls on the brake lever it gives instead of bust
     
  6. Tyler6357

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    Double leg kickstand----> makes it easier to work on your bike and keeps it from tipping over :)
     

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