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Question for FOG, Mods

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I am going to be racing an EX500 this year at Loudon, the bike is new to me, a 1995. I've read this forum and have a couple of questions:

1. The ignition has been advanced on this bike by 5 degrees, is the Air Box Mod/pilot screws still a good idea/just as effective with advanced ingnition? Any special instructions that goe with advanced timing?

2. I have seen an ad for a lightened fly wheel from bgracing.com, your thoughts on this mod please.....will it require any additional adjustments or is it plug and play so to speak, pros and cons??!!

3. I've also read on this forum and have been told, that the front end wiggles in high speed turns, any adjustments or aftermarket fixes?

4. I read on this forum that you fabricated a rear sprocket guard to protect toes in case of a fall, do you or anyone have a picture/instructions/source for this part?

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Thanks for the replies,

The front end has already been reworked-emulators and springs in the front, and penske in the rear, it's pretty well sorted; woodcraft rearsets, woodcraft clip ons, engine case guards, etc. No body work or engine work planned other than getting it into a proper state of tune. Won't be doing lightening the fly wheel.

What are the results/benfits from Mallory or an MSD ignition?

Benefits of solid motor mounts?

Girls kicking my a$$, possible but not likely...and yes it is a bike to race, but not a purpose built race bike-you guys are a tough crowd...
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