Chasing down a few problems with my 2000 1200S turned into a full tear down. As I'm putting it back together I wanted to see if people had tips on upgrades I should make while I'm at it. I already replaced the following parts that I felt I should upgrade or that I know are prone to fail; oil pump gear, timing cup, cams, 1275 kit, Mikuni 42, ported heads and new ignition. Are there things I'm missing?

The following are some of the questions I had.

Read about a mod to use a Buell oil pump, which is better in some way or another, if you machine the engine case. Anyone know if this is worthwhile?

Is there a mod to decrease vibrations?

Is the stock manifold adequate?

Any brake upgrades that are going to be really effective, but not too expensive?


Thanks for any help!