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Re: Saving weight
Reply #40 on: November 22, 2021, 06:58:53 PM
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
Anyone reading this thinking of buying a new X/R order an non ESA best upgrade you’ll ever have.

In your opinion. I would suggest that many of us, me and the girlfriend included, are happy with the ESA on our bikes.

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Re: Saving weight
Reply #41 on: November 22, 2021, 08:19:08 PM
Me too... Upgrade is in order but ONLY after it goes bad so far that it needs replacing.

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Re: Saving weight
Reply #42 on: November 22, 2021, 08:38:30 PM
Between my K1300GT, RRs, and XR, I've ridden with ESA for about a decade now. Going forward, there is no way I would willingly give up ESA; being able to switch from Dynamic/Sport for the twisties to Road/Comfort for rough roads is awesome.

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Re: Saving weight
Reply #43 on: November 22, 2021, 08:40:17 PM
*Originally Posted by Antares [+]
Me too... Upgrade is in order but ONLY after it goes bad so far that it needs replacing.

Oh yea and I forgot to mention I'd only ever consider replacing it with Tractive or Wilbers ESA units for the reasons mentioned above.

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Re: Saving weight
Reply #44 on: November 23, 2021, 10:40:45 PM
*Originally Posted by JerryG [+]
Has anyone here actually weighed their bike after their weight reduction efforts? I ask only because perception is one thing; an objective measure is quite another.

I weighed all the parts I removed except for the pannier brackets which I dont think weigh more than a pound .
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Re: Saving weight
Reply #45 on: November 23, 2021, 11:03:06 PM
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
I weighed all the parts I removed except for the pannier brackets which I dont think weigh more than a pound .

So, how much weight did you remove total?

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Re: Saving weight
Reply #46 on: November 24, 2021, 09:37:04 AM
I swap between my fully kitted K1600GT for two up and my XR for fun. After a week touring on the Big K, the first time I go to put the XR on its main stand I nearly throw it through the roof  :033: :156: :745:

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Re: Saving weight
Reply #47 on: November 24, 2021, 12:09:50 PM
*Originally Posted by JerryG [+]
So, how much weight did you remove total?

around 23 lbs IIRC .
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Re: Saving weight
Reply #48 on: November 24, 2021, 12:35:06 PM
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
around 23 lbs IIRC .

IIRC?

What did you remove?

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Re: Saving weight
Reply #49 on: November 24, 2021, 03:19:36 PM
*Originally Posted by JerryG [+]
IIRC?

What did you remove?

If I remember correctly….?

 



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