Who wants to leave well enough alone? The reality is that as fun as 250F’s are to ride they are even more fun with more power and improved suspension. At the same time we added a few mods for better durability and a few for looks. Our hope is that all of these mods would give us a big increase in power and handling while not loosing durability and so far we seem to be well on track.
The motor now is 269cc with a Cylinder Works big bore kit. This kit is a complete drop in kit that looks completely stock from the outside of the bike. Yes, no one but you will know. The Hot Cams Stage-2 cams were the next mod and they really help increase mid-top end power. The Hot Cams are designed to work well with the stock valve train and stock valve springs. This keeps the cost down and does not require as often valve maintenance as a full race team cam. We also added in the new FMF Snap for added air flow to the engine and throttle response along with of course a FMF 4.1 full Ti system. The stock mapping as is really good. We ended up using the grey (richer) coupler after testing in all three. When the motor was stock we ran the white leaner coupler. It was great that after all of the mods that no serious re-mapping was needed. The bike did not have any popping or bogging. We did add a bit of VP U4.4 to help even a bit more and since we don’t have to worry about being legal we are ok with this as a fuel choice. To finish off the motor we went to the one of the weaker spots for durability, the clutch. A full Hinson set up is exactly what we needed as we know they last for a long time.
To get this power all to the ground we are running the stock gearing which works great with the added power and Renthal chain and sprockets are the choice here.
TCR wheel sets are used by a ton of pros, they are very light and strong. Oh and they do look very cool. Of course Dunlop MX51’s work good everywhere and the new MX51 FA front is our new top choice.
Works connection clutch perch and bling pieces really set off the machine. The radiator braces provide a real benefit in crash situations and could help save a radiator. Decal Works custom graphics are just cool and allow you to do what ever you want. MX plastics was able to help with some yellow and white pieces that really helps to brighten up the Suzuki.
The Suzuki turns so well stock we didn’t really feel there was a need to mess with triple clamps or linkages to try and help things. We just thought going after the suspension to fine tune it would be good.
Race Tech tackled the new SSF fork and shock for the RMZ and they felt that the front might be a bit harsh so they wanted to make it a bit more plush and compliant while still preventing bottoming. So, they added a compression and rebound Gold-Valve and re-valved all four circuits (low speed comp, high speed comp, mid valve circuit and rebound). While using the stock fork spring initially we switched out to the one softer fork spring of .96 kg rate On the shock they were looking to get more traction while maintaining bottom resistance and keeping it stable. Installed Gold Valves and a stock rear spring was still used.
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