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Possible to get under 400 lbs wet ? Be interesting to try..........

Let's see.......

Ti exhaust = -8 lbs ?
Li Ion battery = -4 lbs ?
Reflectors = -.1 lbs :p
Rear fender = -.2 lbs ?
Passenger pegs = -1 lb ?
 

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I'm with Pualibiker........getting rid of that monsterous exhaust and cat should get you under 400 lbs wet. Betcha I'm a gonna find out after I get the bike.
 

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I don't think you'll get to 400lbs with just an exhaust. My winter project lost 30lbs total, 10lbs with full system, 20lbs stripped bodywork. The exhaust was very similar to the FZ-09.

bikepics-2509459-200.jpg Before

bikepics-2520506-200.jpg After, Leo Vince-full system
 

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Im not sure about the subframe assembly... if its all steel, lots of lbs to be lost of replaced with a custom aluminum one.

You can add lights onto the equation if they are heavy.
 

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The stock bar ends are weighted and about 2x heavier than the graves I put in. Maybe a good 1/4 pound savings. If ya really wanna squeeze out some weight.


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For me, the best way to get the weight down is to go on a diet, lol
A lot more pounds to be lost on me than the bike
 

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Possible to get under 400 lbs wet ? Be interesting to try..........

Let's see.......

Ti exhaust = -8 lbs ?
Li Ion battery = -4 lbs ?
Reflectors = -.1 lbs :p
Rear fender = -.2 lbs ?
Passenger pegs = -1 lb ?
Not sure how much the FZ 09 batteries weigh, but the Li Ion batteries are amazing for power to weight ratio.

Below. a video of one not much bigger than my fist starting a Ducati Panigale.

This was a stone cold start.

Original battery was a YTX 7.

 
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........or you can eliminate the battery , entirely . :cool:

1913 Rex V Twin , peddle started:

 
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Update: OEM battery: 7 Lbs

Inga Lithium Battery # 7002 ( YTX 7 equiv ) 1.25 Lbs

..............................# 7004 ( YB 14 equiv ) 2 Lbs

Video of small # 7002 battery cold starting an FZ 09:

 
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Update: OEM battery: 7 Lbs

Inga Lithium Battery # 7002 ( YTX 7 equiv ) 1.25 Lbs

..............................# 7004 ( YB 14 equiv ) 2 Lbs

Video of small # 7002 battery cold starting an FZ 09:

How much did that battery run you? I'm interested in the extra storage space!
 

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How much did that battery run you? I'm interested in the extra storage space!
Retail would have been $ 150.

My cost was $ 110, I think, at GP Cycle.
 

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Retail would have been $ 150.

My cost was $ 110, I think, at GP Cycle.
Not too bad. Off topic question...what PSI do you use around here? I'm using 31 front and rear and it seems to be working but the bike seems a little odd.
 

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Not too bad. Off topic question...what PSI do you use around here? I'm using 31 front and rear and it seems to be working but the bike seems a little odd.
30 on both.

28 in cold weather.
 

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Zloikish, odd how? And you made suspension changes the same time as you lowered the PSI, right?

Have you checked your front and rear sag with you on the bike?
Yes same time. I did a quick estimate adjustment, today I'm going to work on getting it perfect. I just wanted to make sure my tire pressure was reasonable. I had a long discussion with a friend about tire pressures, he uses 42 on his R6 and I couldn't convince him that he's being more than a little crazy. And I quote "it says 42 on the bike, so that's what I use" he's gone down twice once because the bike slid out from under him at a low speed and the 2nd because he lost grip in the front under hard braking. Anyways, I had great grip yesterday, the suspension stayed in control when there were bumps in corners. But when I was going slower speeds it felt like it wasn't sure which way to go...just odd. I may just be getting used to the combination of fork springs, rear shock, new seat, and lower pressure. Pretty much handles completely different than it did in early December.

30 on both.

28 in cold weather.
Okay awesome, I felt like I may be too low since the tire gives a lot more than I'm used to when I sit on it.

Probably just getting used to the "correct" pressures.
 
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