The Precision Concepts mods to the WP dampers took some of the fluffiness out of
the units and gave them a firm yet plush ride. Basically, by keeping both ends more
up in the travel and with an increase in spring rates, the action went from cushy and
wallowy to poised and planted, with just enough plushness.
A BDSB Big Oily clutch cover carries a
25-percent increase in crude ( 8 more ounces)
and is made from tough billet aluminum.
A’ME bolt-on grips give great feel, hold
up well and offer a grip enhancement
over the stock units, which are slippery.
An Acerbis mirror folds down and out of
the way for hard dirt work, keeping with
the barely street-legal theme with the
The Precision Concepts mods to the
4CS fork target valving that rids the
divey fork feel, improving front traction and improving the “front plant.”
The result is better precision, improved
speed habits and the ability to whack
into ugly stuff with an attitude.
Our FE501S benefited from an FMF exhaust (front and rear), SAR Racing dual-sport
rear fender and turn signals, a Guts staple-less cover and Superlight foam.