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Old 11-28-2009, 02:45 PM   #11
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Looks like a great project
Thanks, I've read a lot of your posts on ADV, TT & maximum-suzuki. I appreciate your input.

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You'll probably want Ti valve spring retainers to go with that cam as well. I know kibblewhite does them, not sure if megacycle does or not.
Megacycle sells their cams along with a R/D valve spring kit with titanium tops. I'm not committed to one brand over another yet, so the more input the better. I picked megacyle over a web cam because their mild cam is a little more aggressive. Probably talk to Jesse or ProCycle for more advice.

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If you are sure you are going big bore you might try for a 37mm FCR rather than the TM33.
Point taken. I listed the TM33 because I have it already. Did some searching over at maximum-suzuki and saw lots of discussion about the FCR 37, but didn't see a good manifold solution. Any ideas?

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you might also add an aluminum airbox to your list - they are supposed to offer a moderate boost in performance as well. I have one, but haven't fitted it yet.
Is this the Vortex Aluminum Airbox? Is that the same one that Jesse sells or used to sell (I can't find any current links to it)?

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I'd also box in the rear swingarm if you plan on pushing it hard off road, especially with the extra power you'll be making. An alternative might be to fit a different swinger. The Scotts swinger is ideal, but was $$ and now hard to find. You'd need a stiff swingarm that's solid accross the front and would more or less fit. From memor an XR650L/XR600R swinger might work (don't know if the dimensions are right, but its at least solid accross the front).
I saw a Scott's swingarm on ebay before I was interested in this project and haven't seen one since! There are some old references to thumper-racing boxing the swingarm, have to check if they still do.
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