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    BSTs would be the way to go. Not just the static weight reduction but the sublime handing and feedback you would get. It would take it to the next level.

    You are going to ride it sometime soon right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattology View Post
    disappointment time:

    front wheel 148.5 lbs
    rear wheel 118.4 lbs

    276.9 lbs total weight
    full fluids, with about 2 gallons in the tank


    really the only thing i see losing more weight is wheels and expensive titanium hardware...
    thats 125kgs! Triumph 675 wheels are cheap and light be sure to go for the 5.5in rear. Making more hp is cheaper than shedding kgs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motion View Post
    266.9 (I just saved you 10 pounds)!

    Beatiful!!!! Love it.
    Good catch! I didn't think it could only be .1 lb better than my lighted bike with only a few basic mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motion View Post
    266.9 (I just saved you 10 pounds)!

    Beatiful!!!! Love it.
    oh i see the error now. the rear wheel had 128 on it, not 118 on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket_Man View Post
    Good catch! I didn't think it could only be .1 lb better than my lighted bike with only a few basic mods.
    what does your bike weigh? how did you weigh it ?

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    Wonderful bike! 266 sounds pretty good to me. What we're you expecting it to be?

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    thanks , 266 would be more what i was aiming for but there was a typo and it's 277...

    i will just have to do more cardio and eat less to hopefully make up for the difference..

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    With some pretty extensive modifications I arrived at a finished bike of 127kg, oils but no fuel with stock wheels so if your less than that with about 7-8kg of fuel, well done that man...

    Also, there is a lot of variation in tyre weights as well between brands and types, rotating weight so worth looking at if funds are too low for sexy wheels.

    I am keen on that self supporting tail unit, can you PM me some details?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosewa View Post
    With some pretty extensive modifications I arrived at a finished bike of 127kg, oils but no fuel with stock wheels so if your less than that with about 7-8kg of fuel, well done that man...

    Also, there is a lot of variation in tyre weights as well between brands and types, rotating weight so worth looking at if funds are too low for sexy wheels.

    I am keen on that self supporting tail unit, can you PM me some details?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosewa View Post
    With some pretty extensive modifications I arrived at a finished bike of 127kg, oils but no fuel with stock wheels so if your less than that with about 7-8kg of fuel, well done that man...

    Also, there is a lot of variation in tyre weights as well between brands and types, rotating weight so worth looking at if funds are too low for sexy wheels.

    I am keen on that self supporting tail unit, can you PM me some details?
    Yeah, if it's track tyres, Michelins seem to be the lightest with Dunlops the heaviest. Metzler / Pirelli somewhere in between. Don't know about Bridgestones.

    General rule seems to be the stiffer the carcass the heavier the tyre. Umm, with the exception of Race Wets of course, they are heavy...and soft, soft, soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattology View Post
    what does your bike weigh? how did you weigh it ?
    I weighed my lighted CUP bike on a truck scale at 280 lb. Admittedly crude method, but FWIW it delivers my personal weight of 160 correctly. I think it is in 10 lb increments so it could be 185-ish. It has a sharskinz tail section and projector LED headlight in the corner of the fairing, as compared with a standard bike or all original CUP bike. About 2 gallons of fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattology View Post
    what does your bike weigh? how did you weigh it ?
    My trackbike full dressed with oil,water and 10 liter of fuel weight 134 kilos.
    Here's the specs
    Marchesini 3,5/5,0 magnesium wheels with Bridgestone V02 slicks
    One single 320 mm brake disc
    One single 6 piston ISR caliper.
    Cup wiring harness
    RSV alloy fairing stay
    WP fork ( a tad lighter then MK2)
    Custom yokes ( T12tech)
    Upper fairing from Kevlar
    Under fairing from GRP
    Self supporting seat with OEM undertray from GRP
    Carbon air box



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    Haha, that's one way to weigh it.
    Nice job.
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    Matt, forgot to tell you that the stock fork internals are really heavy. Made mostly of steel. Traxxion AK-20 kit drops some good weight and works 10x better than stock internals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50Joe View Post
    Traxxion AK-20 kit drops some good weight and works 10x better than stock internals.
    +1 On that!

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