I'm sure this has been hashed out many, many times in the past, but currently for 2017 (almost 2018), what is a nice touring cylinder for the Smallframe? I have a PK125xl. Currently it's all stock (except for a DRT short 4th). The engine is the desirable VMX5M case.
I haven't kept up on the smallframe tech, so i don't know what my tuning options are. What i would like out of my smallframe is for it to be as quick and have about the same amount of torque as my stock P200. I'd like to be able to cruise around at a true 60-65mph, and maybe hit 70mph on a little bit of a downhill. I have lots of hills and headwinds that i have to deal with where i live, so i would want the torque too. I'm NOT after a "screamer" whatsoever...just a solid higher speed torquey smallframe.
What clutch should i take a look at?
Will i need to get a different crank, or can i use my existing one?
Will i need to change my gearing?
What size carb? (i'd prefer to not cut the frame to fit a big carb)
What is the fuel economy of a tuned smallframe compared to a stock P2?
Which muffler or pipe?
I'm not wanting super expensive exotic parts...i'm after reliability, and a lower maintenance cylinder kit.
I've had the PK for about 7-8 years and really like it, but it doesn't have enough speed to cruise on the same highways that i commute on with my P2.