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How low can you go?

I just weighed my bike. 388 lbs with battery and all fluids except fuel.

It's a track bike now, so no lights at all. Other major weight-saving measures would be aftermarket 2-1 exhaust, Brembo 3-spokes and tubeless tires, no airbox (Wasp PUK), and no battery box (Shorei 14 under the seat). However, I do have an Airtech fairing added on, plus a custom aluminum frame to support it.

How low have you other weight weenies managed to get?
 

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An all-plastic Monster front fender gives better coverage and gets rid of the stock metal bracket.

An Airtech seat/tail will save about 8 lbs.

Think about ditching the oil cooler if temps allow.

The chain guard and rear fender can go.

Warm up the drill press and swiss cheese parts.

"If you take care of the ounces, the pounds will take care of themselves." - Unknown.
 

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Love what you have done there yellowuc.

Definitely lighter wheels, as the positive effects are numerous.

The airtech seat unit is an inexpensive way of dropping pounds and is also easier to move around on
 

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Huh. I was actually not so much looking for advice as hoping to get some of the rst of you to brag about what you had accomplished. That thread from Barfer is great - I had forgotten about it.

I think the Airtech seat is on my list - 7 lbs from high up on the bike is a lot. I have a hard time imagining when I am going to have $2000 or more for wheels though. Besides, weight isn't everything...I need a slipper clutch next. I also have to get those 4-p calipers installed....
 

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Moving the Shorei back to the original location without adding the batttey box would the place battery nearer the bike's center of gravity rather than high up and rearward under the seat. Can a weight weenie weigh 200 lbs.?
 

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Did you get rid of the heavy headlight bracket and mount the gauges to the top triple?
 

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Moving the Shorei back to the original location without adding the batttey box would the place battery nearer the bike's center of gravity rather than high up and rearward under the seat. Can a weight weenie weigh 200 lbs.?
I guess...but you know it weighs like 1 lb, right? I'm exaggerating a little, but it really is ridiculous how light those things are.
 

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Yeah, it's unreal how little they weigh.

Like other say, get lighter wheels. Losing 6-8 lbs. off the wheels will feel like 30 lbs. off the bike in terms of handling.
 
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