ok then.... game on!
with a few disclaimers: mr bracket's fab and wrenching skills are great, mine are none and next to none.
i also put new plastic on, but that's just cosmetic...
My 1994, former Rainbow Warrior:
1. New Front Tire.
The stock tire was on it when i bought it, so i got a Shinko 244 tire, size 4.80.
2. Raised Front Fender.
The mud around here is called Franciscan Melange.... or Blue Goo. Nuff said.
It is an Ascerbis fender with a Mr Bracket bracket from Procycle
3. Bark Busters.
I fall a lot, these save levers. Acerbis from the $bay.
4. New Bars.
Pro Taper High ATV bars from Procycle.
5. Folding Mirrors.
I fall too, folding mirrors seem like a good idea. These were not cheap and i'm still working to get them dialed in.
6. XT225 Tank.
Larger fuel capacity, not huge but another 1/2 gallon+ and easy to put on with good looks. Range is now 150+ miles.
7. New Seat Cover.
I wasn't a big fan of the flame red OEM seat, i picked it up on $bay. I may yet upgrade to a Seat Concepts seat.
8. Cyclerack Rear Rack.
A tough and very useful rack and a company with great customer service! I also have the storage tubes on either side.
9. Pelican case 1450.
Not too big,not too small... just about right. Attached to nuts welded on angle iron welded to cyclerack.
10. Kolpin 1.5 gal auxiliary tank.
Attached to welded angle iron on cyclerack. Total range around 260 miles.
11. Quick Release Seat Fasteners.
Ok, I made these... the extent of my fab skills, using the idea of others.
12. XT225 Rear brake cam lever:
An extra 1 1/2" length gives more leverage for the rear drum. Found it on eBay for $17.
13. 428 O-Ring Chain.
Purchased online, when a forum member posted a great deal.
14. Larger kickstand pad.
Copied r80rt and welded a 2" washer on the bottom for a bigger footprint.
15. Larger DMO Foot Pegs.
I helped develop and test these pegs.
16. Steel folding-tip shifter.
My stock one looked like a pretzel, and i needed more length with my new boots. Says it was for a YZ250F. eBay
17. Running Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10w-40 Synthetic Oil.
It made a difference, a quieter motor and smoother shifting
18. Ricochet Skidplate.
The stock one really is tin foil, i just didn't know it until i took it off.
19. Larger rear brake pedal.
With my boots, i wasn't finding enough real estate with the brake. i welded on the section of my old stock foot peg. More better!
20. Lizrdbrth Oil Cooler
Extra protection from Mr T-dub himself, ecellent design, even better service!
21. Larger aftermarket horn
A little more oomph when you want to get someone's attention.
22. 45˚ bend copper elbow (not shown)
A little dampening of the burly TW sound
23. Shortened Rear Blinkers (not shown)
After breaking another one... i wanted some that were tucked inside the cyclerack.
24. Jimbo Shield (not shown)
In dark blue. At speed this keeps wind buffeting down, and looks darn cool
25. Tinman Tim Rear Pannier Rack (not shown)
I used these when on my BC-BC Ride. They worked great.
26. Joemama 2" stretch swing arm
A longer track for uphills and better rear action
27. Procycle rear shock spring (15 kgmm)
A stiffer rear end
28. TTR225, 6 spd transplant
Overbored .05 to 226cc with bored TTR right side cover for kickstarter and 6 disc clutch.
Try ProCycle for a one-stop source for parts, not all of their prices are the lowest, but their customer service was A#1.
All scrapes and scratches are super bonus and proof of it serving it's actual purpose.
This bike has been an adventure, i didn't realize what i was getting myself into.... but what a great ride so far!
PS: My wife OK'd my highlight color.... she said HOT PINK was a little too BRIGHT.