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Re: Saving weight
Reply #50 on: November 24, 2021, 03:36:29 PM
*Originally Posted by Becksy [+]
If I remember correctly….?

correct.. :)
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Re: Saving weight
Reply #51 on: November 24, 2021, 03:45:40 PM
*Originally Posted by JerryG [+]
IIRC?

What did you remove?

 A few things that I felt were not needed.
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Re: Saving weight
Reply #52 on: November 24, 2021, 04:40:29 PM
Whenever I work on the bike I remove useless labelling. Mostly found on wiring. But also that totally useless tire pressure decal on the swing arm  2.5 / 2.9 in every case... I managed to remove for sure 0.002 kg. Have to do it again on the new bike....

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Re: Saving weight
Reply #53 on: November 24, 2021, 05:13:07 PM
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
A few things that I felt were not needed.

Well, I'm sure we'd all appreciate a bit for detail.

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Re: Saving weight
Reply #54 on: November 24, 2021, 10:54:15 PM
*Originally Posted by JerryG [+]
Well, I'm sure we'd all appreciate a bit for detail.

Actually Im pretty sure you have some sort of agenda ...or you just want to tell me I'm wrong about what I've done..at least thats my experience with you at the RR forum. 
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Re: Saving weight
Reply #55 on: November 24, 2021, 11:09:05 PM
The only agenda I have is that I'm impressed with how much weight you removed and I would like enough information to do the same. Why else would anyone be participating in this thread?

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Re: Saving weight
Reply #56 on: November 25, 2021, 05:28:55 AM
Ι would imagine that 10kgs savings would be possible by removing or replacing:
- the center stand (that's about 2kgs I think)
- rear rack and replace it with a carbon cover ( it's heavy, I would say 2-3kgs)
- the exhaust system (gains here should be 2-6kgs depending on if you go for full system or slipon)
- passenger rearsets (I guess around 0,5kg)
- handguards/mirrors (should be over 1kg)
- number plate holder (about 0,5kg as well?)
- the battery with a lithium one (from previous experience, it should be 2-3kg)

I would imagine carbon parts would be lighter too but stock plastic parts (ie fenders) are also quite light so any gains should be marginal. Titanium bolts are way lighter too but the differnce is in grams so total weight loss should also be marginal, assuming that you'll change A LOT OF bolts.

Oh, and assuming one wouldn't add parts (like guards, protection, etc) :002:


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Re: Saving weight
Reply #57 on: November 25, 2021, 02:11:11 PM
*Originally Posted by lospsi [+]
Ι would imagine that 10kgs savings would be possible by removing or replacing:
- the center stand (that's about 2kgs I think)
- rear rack and replace it with a carbon cover ( it's heavy, I would say 2-3kgs)
- the exhaust system (gains here should be 2-6kgs depending on if you go for full system or slipon)
- passenger rearsets (I guess around 0,5kg)
- handguards/mirrors (should be over 1kg)
- number plate holder (about 0,5kg as well?)
- the battery with a lithium one (from previous experience, it should be 2-3kg)

You got the gist of it...and it should be noted that none of what I did was ever intended solely to remove weight, it was done for performance
and personal preference.
Ive about the same to every bike I've owned
Last Edit: November 25, 2021, 02:11:47 PM by Crosshairs
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