Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: New Market, MD, US
Just completed some small mods to the 996...
I recently suffered the fairly common "crack in the coolant expansion tank syndrome." As luck would have it, the local dealer had it in stock for $35.
Since I had the bike apart and the coolant drained, I installed a larger Muzzy aluminum fan, and a lower temp fan switch. Hopefully that will result in slightly cooler running engine in the summer in traffic.
I also installed a sidestand bypass switch so that the bike will run in neutral with the sidestand down, but will shut off if placed in gear with the sidestand down (like most Japanese bikes.) It used to bug the crap out of me that I couldn't warm up the bike with the sidestand down.
I'd definitely recommend the sidestand bypass if you don't have it, and the install was very simple.