I have a 2005 REX with a full stainless steel Akropovic system with C/F Akro can and an Ivan's jet kit with pods. I have not installed the Akro/Ivan's parts yet. I may sell these new parts because I hear that the Akro is not suited to the 1224, as I've heard that the Akro headpipes are too small to flow enough for the stock bike, let alone the big bore.
I am contemplating a completely modified engine, and I have a few ideas, but I am hesitant at this point. I may wait till next year if the dollar amount is above my budget. I'd rather wait and do it right the first time, even if I have to wait a year, rather than only do part of the engine work this year and finish it later.
I am considering the following:
Muzzy 1224 big bore
Muzzy or Yosh or ZZR cams
valve springs??? Rockers??? - suggestions
Keihin FCR carbs - 39's or 41's???? - Other options????
ignition??? I've heard that the stock ignition works better than a Dyna with a modded engine - suggestions???
Air cleaner/air socks??? I have to run something, as this bike will be run on the street - a lot!!
pistons??? Muzzy or JE or other?? Must use pump 92 Octane gas
Possibly lighten the crank??? (How well will this work with the 1224??)
Possible headwork?? Who does a great job with this??
Any parts I am forgetting to upgrade that would go well with this type of package?
I also want to use a Pingel gas petcock, but I just saw that KWICK is coming out with a Ti version, so I have to see if it flows like the Pingel. I already bought the slipper clutch hub from Moriwaki Man! I can't wait to try that out.
This bike is used for spirited street rides, mostly, with about 5 track days thrown in each summer.
No turbos, no superchargers. I need a RELIABLE bike. (Me< >Perko) I do not want a ticking time bomb. But I do want more power, within reason. I do not want a stressed out engine that won't be reliable. Any suggestions will be appreciated! I am trying to plan this ahead of time so that everything works well together. Target HP is around 180 or so, but I'll go less on HP to gain reliability.
I'd use the internet to look online more than I have, but my URL over here in Afghanistan (with the US Army) blocks nearly everything that I have tried to look up.
Thanks for the help!