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Hi guys,

I'm a beginner buying a bike next week.

Just need some input on what modifications i should make to a bike in the near future. I understand car mods, but i don't know the performance difference with bikes and what to expect.

Any recommendations on what mods i should do and performance it will achieve. Im riding a 250 zx2r.


p.s. i really want a great exhaust note too (doesn't everyone)

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just ride the bike till your used to the power/handling in stock form. then worry about mods. there will be lots of time for that.
good luck
 

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Muzzy Exhaust, Remap fuel system. It'll sound awesome, and it's nothing crazy. Then go from there.
 

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id suggest muzzy 2-1 exhaust (drop weight), dynojet stage 1 kit, and k&n filter thats what i did on my 500r and the grand total of it all was around $680 installed. its basiclly its a must if u plan on getting alittle more power outta your 250 and being faster than stock 250's and so on. if u plan on getting 600 performance outta your bike i would just recommend learning on your 250 keeping it stock trim for a few months or so then trading it in and buying a 600 or maybe a 500 even. with a engine that small your will only be able to get a certain amount of power out of it and unlike a stock 600 which would more than likely still beat it.
 

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Most people out the gate are looking for engine improvements or exhaust note. Two areas that are typically neglected are the suspension (forks and shock) and your braking system.

I would ride the bike and just enjoy it, but if you want to dump the exhaust you can always sell the stock pipes and recoup some of your money out the gate.

Depending on how much you weigh the front forks are pitiful and need a great improvement with race-tech custom springs and valves or a simple progressive spring upgrade. The rear shock can be done with a Works Performance or Penske shock unless you feel like finding a Ninja 600 shock and make it fit.

OEM suggest that you change your brakelines after 2 years, but for the $100 it is well spent to improve your brakes with stainless steel brakelines and a better brake pad.
 
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