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post #1 of 19 Old 09-16-2016, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Another question for you guys, If I decide to go with the faired bike I wanted to drop some weight on her somewhere around 10 lbs. would be nice. I wanted to find out if by dropping the stock mirrors, the fender, the passenger pegs and a slip-on how much weight would that drop? I would of course replace them with a tail tid and bar end mirrors. Thanks again guys

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The biggest weight saving and not to mention the performance gains would be to get rid of the cat,valve and muffler box and getting a decent slip on


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Get rid of the OEM battery in favor of a Lithium and you'll drop 5lbs
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Going for a full exhaust system will drop the most weight.

If you're feeling really flush, grab a set of carbon fibre wheels.

Change to a Lithium-based battery. I like the EarthX range.

Get rid of the passenger pegs. I'll double check, but I think they only weigh around 1kg.

Remove the toolkit.

Tail tidy and new rear light with integrated indicators so you can lose the rear ones.

Change your mirrors and if you don't fancy going for bar end mirrors, these look like they'll shave a lb or two: Moto Works | Magical Racing Parts

Removing the front reflectors on the fender and putting normal bolts in saves a few grams.

Changing to an aluminium or lightweight steel sprockets and a new chain will save some critical rotational mass

As will changing to lighter brake discs.




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Not going for ABS saves a couple of kg as well.

I'm sure the naked is lighter without all that fairing too!



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Not going for ABS saves a couple of kg as well.

I'm sure the naked is lighter without all that fairing too!


The naked is lighter but as they dyno all bikes before they leave the factory they put fairings on the ones greater than 145hp, greater than 120hp they rework to get to 145 and anything less than 120 isn't worth the rework they just turn into a naked, anything that's less than 110hp gets the black and red colours also


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Cheeky git!

My blue naked would totally beat your blue fairy

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The naked is lighter but as they dyno all bikes before they leave the factory they put fairings on the ones greater than 145hp, greater than 120hp they rework to get to 145 and anything less than 120 isn't worth the rework they just turn into a naked, anything that's less than 110hp gets the black and red colours also


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My blue naked would totally beat your blue fairy


It doesn't help when I'm a crap rider too


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I ain't Rossi either!

Maybe if I add "...On a closed course, with professional riders under adult supervision"

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Never owned a faired bike, should i take into consideration the cost of replacing or repairing the fairings, are they pretty expensive to replace or fix?
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