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Question How to shed some bike weight? - October 20, 2006, 10:23 AM

Iím looking to loose some weight on my bike. Itís a 95 yzf 600r which compared to new bikes itís a pig. I know of a few things to change sprockets, exhaust, cut the tail plastic of or get an under tail to clean that up. I was wondering any one ever try with a FZR or any bike some customization to the seat of the bike? Specially with people that have a track only bike where you have no need for the passenger seat and you add the one peace plastic fairing to it, but while your at it hack off some of the metal while your back there. Iíve heard you can loose almost 10 lbs of metal in the tail of a bike. For a nice set of lighter wheels the bike is a fossil so does anyone have experience with changing wheels from a different year what issues may I run into besides the obvious brake rotors not matching where my calipers are. Thanks for any input.
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Is this going to be a track only bike cause do I have tips for you. I raced a FZR600 which I got down to 315lbs race trim! There are a lot of things to do but let me know if it is track only.


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carbon tank and mag wheels made the biggest difference in mine
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the solution to your question is a GSXR 600


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the solution to your question is a GSXR 600
We would have thought the solution to your problem would be a pocket bike but we know how that one worked out!!!


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Sprockets & Chain will help, convert to a 520 chain.

There are a couple of companies that make a race tail fairing for your bike, its set up with no passanger seat, and itll probably be fiberglass so itll save some weight there too. Full exhaust will save you probably 10 lbs. Wheels arnt worth the $ unless you are racing at a very high level.

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Wheels arnt worth the $ unless you are racing at a very high level.
its worth it if you can get one for $250
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cheapest and easiest way? Go on a diet.


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its worth it if you can get one for $250
WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE!?

Hell Im broke, but if I could find em for that price Id buy today, 250 a wheel!? for Mags!?


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cheapest and easiest way? Go on a diet.
When I was married a while ago, I bought a full Muzzy exhaust for my ZRX.
When I was explaining to my wife that it coast so much cause it saves me 15lbs... her first and very honest reaction was
"why don't you go on a diet... you could stand to loose 15lbs, and its free!"
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When I was married a while ago, I bought a full Muzzy exhaust for my ZRX.
When I was explaining to my wife that it coast so much cause it saves me 15lbs... her first and very honest reaction was
"why don't you go on a diet... you could stand to loose 15lbs, and its free!"
You would have been better off just telling her it is a sickness for which there is no cure
Best improvement for weight loss will always be the wheels. If you can't do wheels then the other stuff isn't going to make a huge difference other than just buying a newer lighter bike.
If you are setting up for track then aftermarket body parts are lighter, full exhaust, remove all the headlight components.
At the track even using only the amount of fuel you can get away with will lighten it a few pounds as 1 gallon of gas weights around 6lbs depending on temp, as it gets hotter fuel gets lighter.


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Diet is out the question 6' 150lbs nothing there to loose. Would like to turn it into a track only bike. I know where I can get plastics from for the bike. Thanks for the input so far. GSXR out the ? it's nice being different.
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Well if it is a track only bike then toss the charging and starting systems out! With wiring and hard parts thats 35 pounds right there! Use a battery charger everytime you get in the pits! Put race plastic on and lose evrey bracket that doesn't need to be there! I got my fzr down to six wires to run the bike. Use a 520 chain conversion with a aluminum rear sproket! Put helium in the tires also will make it lighter! Just joking! Get rid of all the lights also!


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Hell Im broke, but if I could find em for that price Id buy today, 250 a wheel!? for Mags!?
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