Clutching and skiis, one for speed, one for handling. I'm leary of piping these sleds. I know people have and still get good life out of the motors, but I've always been a strong believer in that the more stock you leave the motor the longer the life.
Nice looking sled, stay out of the cattails, eh 
Anyways, I see you have skid plate on it. I picked on up off ebay for $20. I'm not it's the right one or not now. It seems to mount correctly, but the front comes about 4-6 inches from the nose cone. I couldn't really tell from your picture. Does your skid plate come all the way to the top, in the front?? Am I making any sense[?]
mine comes right to the back edge of the nose cone. oo as far as piping, go for it. i noticed a huge difference in performance. and the nice pipe sound, oooo thats nice. get soem plastic skis so get less wieight off that heavy front end, stud it. haha also geta 4 1/2 pro x rise with renthal bars on that beast haha with hand guards too. i also got shaved heads on mine. i can get 100mph in 1000 feet, mine takes off at 5100 rpm fron stand still, usually hooks up, i need new studs tho, and i top out around 8200-8300 rpm. ya its a little low, but hey, i dunt have to worry bout that pto bearing goin out of it, and she still has some balls.
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