.22 Mod **UPDATE**
Went for a ride today and yesterday afternoon and I just wanted to add acouple of things. First, the mid range power has a marked improvement. 3500 to 4000 RPM's is the biggest improvement I noticed, it really starts to pull hard in that range, big PLUS. Second the improvement from a dead stop is even better that i first thought. When I had a chance to stop and go many times, there is definately a big difference. The lugging has all but stopped, and the pinging on acceleration has also stopped. I got to say do these mods if you have not already done so, the more I ride it the more I notice things that have improved. High speed riding on the freeway has improved as well, the bike responds to a twist of th throttle with good acceleration, no more flat spots, just a smooth nice pull throughout the RPM range. Roll-off acceleration is better also, now there is not so much of a struggle for power, just a nice steady pull across the RPM range. I really can't believe the what a big difference such a small change has made in this bike. I am sure MPG's will suffer, but I average 50 MPG, and if I am in the mid to low 40's that is good, it is still beats the 15 my truck gets around town. I'm gonna keep track of the MPG and update when I have a couple of fill-ups.
I'm not big on making recommendations, but these are two that you should without question do. Now I have done the .22 mod, the "L" mod, and the PCV mod, so I really can't say if it is a combination of the 3 or if it is just one or the other. So I guess do all 3 and you should get similiar results, I hope.
I also posted earlier that I put Pro-Taper ATV Hi bars on, I would recommend that as well, very comfortable, and a bit wider for stability. With the wider bars the handleing on the freeway is much more stable. I've had a lot of fun the past couple of days tinkering with the bike,the small changes have really made this one fun bike to ride all over again.
I added an Okie riser to my bars last night and brought them up about an inch, I have found the sweet spot for me. The ATV Hi bars and the small riser is the perfect height, feels as though I could ride all day long without arm and shoulder fatigue.
I have an exhaust, front SM fender, KLX Needle, lowering links, mini dash, new chain, front & rear sprockets, and a few other cosmetic items that should arrive this week. I can't wait to get this bike finished, it looks great now, but I have a few color scheme changes I am going to make that if the picture in my head is accurate, should look great. I am going with black front and rear fenders, radiator covers are going to be black, and I am going to re-paint the fairing, and side covers red to fix the sun faded current color. This red is a bit brighter, or maybe it is what they looked like originally, but slowly faded out. I also put mini stalk turn signals on the front and rear, and really like the streamlined look, they look much better than stock.