So, event though Honda is not running 650Rs anymore.... I am going to build one just for fun and go race it. I am hoping that everyone can put in a few good words on mods for this bike. It will be raced in desert, long distance team events, and will be built as much as I can afford. I have a like new 2001 and is bone stock. I think the guy rode it twice. Lets start on the list Suspension - revalve and respring from Prec Concepts Scotts Damper Motor - BOOOMER (PC?) custom headers and tail pipe,, what else? Airbox - cut and side plate drilled Carb - stock carb w/o choke plate and jetted for airbox and exhaust mods Triple Clamps - after market with tall risers and Pro Tapers Rewind Stator HID Lights Tires?? Better foot pegs Any other special tricks to get these things as good as can be? Any motor mods? Any frame gussets? I am hoping to run the motor stock for now and just open it up and re-jet. I know some would say whats the point, just build a CRF450 and be done with it. Well I have and they are really great. Especially once you sink about $12k into them for bike plus parts. Its just that the big 650s do run great in the dez and are better for loooong rides and races. Let me know. Thanks.