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All finished with Sato sliders.

 

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Very cool. So that is what is under those covers! Have you been out riding with the new mods installed yet? Do you find it to ride much different now?
 

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Very cool. So that is what is under those covers! Have you been out riding with the new mods installed yet? Do you find it to ride much different now?
No. The tech just sent me the pic a few minutes ago. This mod won't improve performance but it is a little less weight.
 

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Do you know the difference in weight, from the old to the new? I love reducing weight :)

For my old bike the best bang for buck was the battery, recon I will likely replace the stock one on the 899 soon.
 

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The tech is doing a before and after weight of the bike. He's also fitting the Termi exhaust so it won't be a perfect number just for the case.
 

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In another thread the savings is .7 Lbs., but it also means you can now use the Sato frame sliders and GB Engine covers, looks like more weight savings with the Shoria or similar battery, Termi's, and of course wheels. almost 10Lbs if you do the exhaust and battery, I have BST's coming for my 899 Ill weigh the stock wheels and then the BST's and post when done
 

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In another thread the savings is .7 Lbs., but it also means you can now use the Sato frame sliders and GB Engine covers, looks like more weight savings with the Shoria or similar battery, Termi's, and of course wheels. almost 10Lbs if you do the exhaust and battery, I have BST's coming for my 899 Ill weigh the stock wheels and then the BST's and post when done
GB Racing now do covers for the standard clutch cover.
 

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LOL I love listening to you fellas talking about getting rid of a little bit of weight here and there. I only weigh 125 lbs soaking wet. From what I have seen i think I can leave everything stock and still be 30 to 50 lbs lighter than the average.
 

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LOL I love listening to you fellas talking about getting rid of a little bit of weight here and there. I only weigh 125 lbs soaking wet. From what I have seen i think I can leave everything stock and still be 30 to 50 lbs lighter than the average.
I even removed the little tool kit to save a few ounces. :p
 

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Does it really make that much difference? Not being facetious. Seriously does it?
 

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It really depends on WHERE the weight is removed from as far as whether it makes a noticeable difference. Spinning unsprung weight (wheels, rotors) make the most difference. Spinning mass engine is a close 2nd. For everything else, the higher up on the bike it is (i.e. weight in the tail, tank, etc.) is important. The other thing is altering the weight bias front/rear can make a difference. I do agree that it's easy to go TOO far in the pursuit of light weight, but it's also a mental disease that is tough to combat! ;)

That's how I once ended up with a $20,000 SV650 race bike that has every bolt swapped out for titanium...... :rolleyes:
 

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Does it really make that much difference? Not being facetious. Seriously does it?
The tool kit? No not really. I can see my attempt at humor was lost.
 

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Ha Ha I got the joke it was funny laughed my butt off.. Me personally I just wear thiner socks:D... Then I was asking if taking 10lbs off of a bike really made any difference. Hence I am only 125lbs so I should be smoking people who weigh in at 180lbs at the track given both bikes are stock, and we are at the same riding level.



The tool kit? No not really. I can see my attempt at humor was lost.
 

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Ha Ha I got the joke it was funny laughed my butt off.. Me personally I just wear thiner socks:D... Then I was asking if taking 10lbs off of a bike really made any difference. Hence I am only 125lbs so I should be smoking people who weigh in at 180lbs at the track given both bikes are stock, and we are at the same riding level.
At 250 lbs I'm going to have to take a lot of weight off the bike to catch up to you. lol
 

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Looks like they removed the rearsets to do this, left the heat exchanger and the exhaust on. Good reference pic for me. : )
 
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