Best Mod for the money?

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  • MotoGoalie

Posted June 30, 2005 - 06:38 AM


Best mod dollar for dollar in my opinion was the 13T front sprocket on my bike. I think it was like $12 or something and really livened up first gear and made the bike easier to ride.

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  • old-n-sloow

Posted June 30, 2005 - 07:32 AM


sorry when you get your new 450...........lets see how long your stock chain last...........maybe 3 times around the yard. A good quality chain is a mod that will save you money a search on the stock chains that snap! As for tires yes if you run something other than stock that would be a mod. Like the 756 dunlop is a far better tire than stock, 100's of TT swap these out on a new bike. The starcross is what I read to be a prefered back tire mod over stock. Break pads............I run stock. Brake lines I run steel braided. Not as likely to get a fade with those.

Agreed that the stock stuff is junk. I rode KX500s for ten years and have trashed a new tire in one ride, new chain and sprocket set in 2 rides. I'll agree that tires can be considered a mod, the right tires can really change performance for the good. I still think of mods as more permanent changes in the performance of the bike though, suspension revalving/springing, flywheels, stabilizers, fit mods (bars, pegs and seats) etc.

The question of the best for the $ is a good one. I still think that my stabilizer made the most difference in how fast/long I could ride, especially as my 40th birthday came and went. 300$ is a lot, but it made enough difference in my riding that my 06 will have a stabilizer as soon as they are available, I'll bring them both home together if possible.

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