if its all hes got, its all he's got, been there done that, in other words, I have a 1980 pantera 5000 (500cc) I dumped a bunch of money into it, turned out to be a waste, the suspension sucks, being air cooled it runs hot climbing hills and loses power, etc. I would buy something newer for around $2,500. If he is on a budget, then the next best thing is to shave the head, and put on an exhaust and play with the clutch and carb.
No matter what anyone says the 93 Exciter SX was an excellent sled. handling is great and the suspension is not that dated. If your friend wants a little more power he should look for a used single pipe by bender reacing, AAEN, or PSI. Talk to Bender racing about clutching and remember always jet rich, you can always jet down. What anyone tells you jet up at least one size up from what they say.
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