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post #1 of 31 Old 02-27-2017, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Easiest way to reduce weight?

What is the easiest way to reduce the weight of your motorcycle?

I think it is the battery. Switch to a lithium ion battery. You immediately gain like 5+ pounds weight reduction.

Note here I said easiest. The cheapest is to go on a diet of course. What are you opinions?
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If you have money, it could get easier. Itll become $$$ and you may start to worry about using it as a street bike. Light battery. Full exhaust. CF wheels. Ditch lights, mirrors, emissions/evap stuff, etc. 1/2 tank of fuel. Diet isnt necessarily easiest, but definitely a good way.

Just kinda depends on money youre willing to invest and what youre still trying to accomplish with the bike still. Street. Track. Racing. How much you care about "road legal-ness"
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If you want to loose bike weight it all depends on $,
1-lightweight battery
2-ti link pipe and end can
3-ditch your pass hangers and fit a/m end can hanger
3-vortex fuel cap
4-if your bikes ABS replace all brake lines with a/m(you have no idea how much the oem junction points weigh)
5-Mikey moto rear disc
To move into your next bracket of weight loss will cost thousands but I'm talking in the 25kg to 30kg+loss
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I'd have to disagree.... a diet IS the easiest... all you have to do is NOT shove food in your pie hole. ;) And it SAVES you money... easy X2. Add in cardio and you can be a double threat.

Aside from all the good answers up there, $$ are the magical mass reducer. You should have a plan & a goal, and review each an every single part that doesn't fit that plan. The old adage that it's easier to lose 1lb in 10 places than 10lbs in one place could take you further if you are on a budget.

Reliability gets to be fun too... you'll appreciate the 5lb weight loss from a cheap battery when you have to push start it on a cold morning. ;)
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g4 just dump the can and fender; g5, can't do anything.
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I'd have to disagree.... a diet IS the easiest... all you have to do is NOT shove food in your pie hole. ;) And it SAVES you money... easy X2. Add in cardio and you can be a double threat.

Aside from all the good answers up there, $$ are the magical mass reducer. You should have a plan & a goal, and review each an every single part that doesn't fit that plan. The old adage that it's easier to lose 1lb in 10 places than 10lbs in one place could take you further if you are on a budget.

Reliability gets to be fun too... you'll appreciate the 5lb weight loss from a cheap battery when you have to push start it on a cold morning. ;)
Lithium Ion batteries aren't cheap a good one is like 400 bucks.

What I'd love to see is something along the lines of a ratio. weight savings to effort required in total minutes. For example,

1) Lithium Ion Battery
a) 5 lbs : 5 minutes = 1.0/minute
2) AM Exhaust Slip On
a) 5 lbs : 60 minutes = .08/minute
3) Vortex Fuel Cap
a) .25 lbs : 10 minutes = .025/minute

I'm just guessing at the amount of time required for 2 and 3, I've never done it... Anyone want to create an actual list?

My goal here is to see let's say the top 5 or even 10 modifications that have the highest weight savings to effort involved in minutes. I think it would be interesting to see. Weight savings per dollar would be cool too.
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Around $800aus per kilo at a guess if I averaged it out,To give you a time ratio with weight saved would be something you would have to do at the very start!I did write down what the oem part weighed against the replacement parts
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Around $800aus per kilo at a guess if I averaged it out,To give you a time ratio with weight saved would be something you would have to do at the very start!I did write down what the oem part weighed against the replacement parts
This is too general. What are the top 5 or 10 mods, indicating weight savings per minute of effort for each mod? Certainly battery has to be #1 if you switched to lithium ion.

Estimate man, you've done it, and your estimate is far superior than anything I could guess at.
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Ok, Ill bite. Whats the deal with weight reduced per time?

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Ok, Ill bite. Whats the deal with weight reduced per time?
Because I don't know wtf i'm doing, and the ratio of weight savings vs effort involved is highly valued. I.e. weight savings vs complexity...

For me, switching the battery to lith ion is incredibly simple, and has a relatively speaking huge impact on weight for effort involved.
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