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post #1 of 17 Old 01-30-2007, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Performance parts?? so few?

Hi,

Just curious about something before I get my 650, I don't see many performance parts for the Wee, such as dual headers, cams, bore and stroker kits, off course no jet kits but what about chip programers?

My DRZ 400SM has seen just about everything replaced on the engine, made it a new bike. I could spend hours looking at performance stuff on the web for that bike. One could easily get 15% more horsepower.

Is the 650 that well designed and built ? I'm hoping so..

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Maybe because people who want more power just get a DL1000 for less additional cost and more reliability than power upgrades.

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Hi,

Just curious about something before I get my 650, I don't see many performance parts for the Wee, such as dual headers, cams, bore and stroker kits, off course no jet kits but what about chip programers?

My DRZ 400SM has seen just about everything replaced on the engine, made it a new bike. I could spend hours looking at performance stuff on the web for that bike. One could easily get 15% more horsepower.

Is the 650 that well designed and built ? I'm hoping so..

Ron W.
The 650 engine is basically an SV650, so there is a fair amount of stuff available. The bottom ends aren't overly strong though, so once you start getting north of 80-85hp reliabilty takes a dive.
The most cost effective mod would be Yosh's drop-in cams, along with fuel remapping.
As greywolf said though, if you really want more power just get the 1000. Be much cheaper in the long run.

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...if you really want more power just get the 1000. Be much cheaper in the long run.
Not to mention the added prestige of owning a V!

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Not to mention the added prestige of owning a V!

You meant:
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Are there dual pipes with larger header pipes for the 650?

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Are there dual pipes with larger header pipes for the 650?

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Dunno, but it's not the pipe that's the main restriction on the Wee's output, it's the cams.

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Not to mention the added prestige of owning a V!
Well, the 'V" bike may or may not be more prestigous, but it's a thoroughly documented fact that "Wee" owners both smarter and much better looking than their "V" counterparts.

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