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post #21 of 521 Old 05-06-2014, 01:31 PM
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Trading money for weight is a nice way of putting it haha! 180 kg with almost full tank is very nice,it means you are close to 168-170 kg without fuel.

I'm doing the same with my k7 1000 GSX-R for the past 4 years, ( I know,shame on me for throwing money on thee gixxer),and I think I'm at a good point.

I weighted the bike at 158 kg ( and it's 195 hp also) and I still have parts at home I haven't installed like CMC rotors (- 1.5 kg) ,Pankl titanium rods ( -550 gramms) and some other mods in mind which will get me down to almost 150 kg ( without fuel in the gas tank),

I have also changed some of the bolts with Ti ones,but I've found out that you have to start from where the big gains are first,axles,rear linkage and engine bolts are where Kgs are hidden not just gramms...


I have also gone to some extreme measures,like removing all of the unnecessary wiring from the wiring harness,this was an easy and cheap -500 gramms.


I have also made a cf subframe,fairings air ducts,clock bracket and exhaust hanger are all cf, PVM magnesium rims, I also have an STM slipper clutch with aluminum clutch plates in it which was 800 gramms from stock...

This is how it is for now.

Ι'd really like to get a cf gas tank like ETI fuel cell etc,my gas tank is 6+kg and ETI for previous GSXR models is 2.5 kgs...


It's a never ending game you will always try and find out ways to remove weight from the bike
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Balo it doesn't matter what brand bike it's just about (beauty is in the eye of the beholder) and your gixer looks beautiful! I luv the look and feel of Ti and c.f. and some will say it's a wank but if I was say checking your bike out I would appreciate the little extras

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158 kg is under 350 LBS!!! WOW
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Yo Peter

Google the Harris mechanical clutch perch with brembo lever

Would compliment that brake mc for sure, that way you don't have that boring oem clutch perch

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My Gen 1 was weighed after a race this past weekend... 387 lbs! Lighter than some 600s I was seeing go on there. But the new 636 was like 36x. Now I really want to ride it

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I found ti nuts and bolts very cheap

We'll after spending 1000s on Probolt ti I have found a would you believe Aussie supplier that would of saved me more than half on Probolt easy!I am still changing and have received there product and if your after basic ti hardware this place is amazing,ok here is a example a tapered socket cap 10mm1.25 thread and 70mm long to mount front calipers on a gen 4 in Probolt is around $23.00 Aus!! These new bolts are under $9.00.They are made in China but don't make judgement until you check them out,they are rated exactly the same tolerances as Probolt,Mettec bla bla,ok there not as pretty as some but overall Finnish is very nice and this company supplies the aero and defence company's world wide and if you want to check out there business the company is Yonsin,I am in communication with the Aussie supplier who is a suspension specialist who only does this as a little on the side instead of the other full on company's,now when you receive your bolts it doesn't come in a beautifully packaged bundle but if it's the difference of at least half in price give me plastic wrap and sticky tape any day and I having the gen 4 parts pdf and swapped out $3000 worth of hardware I am giving him bolt sizes to do kits for this bike and first kit will be the engine kit like Probolt does for $440 so stay tuned.I will not be making any money,hardware or shifty little side kicks because I no what it cost me and helping another Kawa owner to get amazing value for your $ is good enough for me,these bolts are designed to be as strong as steel,40% less in weight and there for a purpose not just for looks and will post up a engine kit price soon

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Awwww.... I spent all winter doing this. And now you found someone to do the same thing, put it in a kit and sell it? Well guess it will make things easier for the track bike :)

Sidenote: while pulling all the hardware this winter I was surprised how much it added up to. Somethings I couldn't do in aluminum or titanium simply because I couldn't find anyone out there that had anything. But if you found a guy that can do EVERYTHING and will package it and sell it.. that's frickin' awesome. I'm in.

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I got my green 1 weighed by tech after a race. 387 lbs :).

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