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Old 10-08-2012, 03:57 AM   #46
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You could be giving some of us lessons...

(Yes, I do understand you could get yourself into several of these wonderful picture ops without "proper" schooled technique', but.... Just sayin'...)
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:17 AM   #47
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The crash bars, cans, dual discs and battery are the obvious offenders in the weight department but I think you need to also look at the oil tank up front. Its a very heavy cast biarch that IIRC weight around 3 kg. Add the oil and there is 6 kg acting on your front suspension.
Fab an aluminium tank for under the seat and you can save at least 2 kg but the bigger benefit is you lose the weight from directly acting on your forks. Combine that with a single disc/rotor and light weight fairings/screen (mine weigh less than a kg combined) and your handling will improve dramatically. Sure you havent shaved a heap of weight from the Adv but it sure will feel like you have on the move.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:06 AM   #48
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The crash bars, cans, dual discs and battery are the obvious offenders in the weight department but I think you need to also look at the oil tank up front. Its a very heavy cast biarch that IIRC weight around 3 kg. Add the oil and there is 6 kg acting on your front suspension.
Fab an aluminium tank for under the seat and you can save at least 2 kg but the bigger benefit is you lose the weight from directly acting on your forks. Combine that with a single disc/rotor and light weight fairings/screen (mine weigh less than a kg combined) and your handling will improve dramatically. Sure you havent shaved a heap of weight from the Adv but it sure will feel like you have on the move.
Plus, you'll have a heated seat!
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:05 PM   #49
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The crash bars, cans, dual discs and battery are the obvious offenders in the weight department but I think you need to also look at the oil tank up front. Its a very heavy cast biarch that IIRC weight around 3 kg. Add the oil and there is 6 kg acting on your front suspension.
Fab an aluminium tank for under the seat and you can save at least 2 kg but the bigger benefit is you lose the weight from directly acting on your forks. Combine that with a single disc/rotor and light weight fairings/screen (mine weigh less than a kg combined) and your handling will improve dramatically. Sure you havent shaved a heap of weight from the Adv but it sure will feel like you have on the move.
Show us some pictures...
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:46 AM   #50
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Show us some pictures...
Pics of what? If its the tank I dont have the tank under the seat yet - that'll happen after christmas....
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Pics of what? If its the tank I dont have the tank under the seat yet - that'll happen after christmas....
Well...I'll be waiting to see pics in 2013

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