Diet for my 1190

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by Corsica101, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    Am looking to bring my Adventure to under 200 kgs and raise the ground clearance a bit at the same time in order to make it more serious off-road capable but keeping traveling work horse properties.
    As I'm not the expert in this field I'm am directing to you more knowledgeable fellow off-roaders and travellers for some interesting advice and ideas
    I guess by upgrading suspension and rims I'll shed most weight?
    Don't hold back!
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  2. GVWR

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    I would also suggest to replace the standard exhaust, remove the center stand and replace the battery with a li-on battery. Lighter is normally not cheaper :-)
    Good luck!
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  3. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    Ordered the short Wings exhaust this week. How much lighter you reckon the lithium battery is? I know some good forks could cost a bit but what else do you work for?:beer
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  5. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    Check your BMI
    It's cheaper to loose your own weight but it's more fun to farkle. :D
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  6. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    Lol..what, you saying... I'm fat? :bash
    8 hrs/wk sports and 81kgs...I can barely eat enough to maintain my weight.
    Lets stick to suspensions :)
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    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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  8. Tom@s

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    remove the passenger footpegs and brackets, and remove the passenger handgrips
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  9. Reddydr

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    I had replaced OE exhaust with Wings short exhaust weight saving =4kgs
    Replaced OE battery with P3 Litiuhm ion battery from KTM twins usa Weight saving of another =4kgs
    Total of 8 kgs i could reduce
    Centre stand can reduce by another=1.5kg
    2k chain sprocket + Disc brakes + CarbonFibre wheels in total can REDuce a maximum of 6kgs (very expensive bits)
    can pull down to a total of 8+6= 14kgs
    228kgs wet weight-14kgs=214kgs
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  10. frog

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    Only put 2 gal of fuel in. :D

    Sent from my DROID RAZR
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  11. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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  12. Pete640

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    U saved 4kg by changing a battery???
    How much did the OEM battery weigh? +5kg....
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  13. rallyreplica

    rallyreplica out and about

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    ...is there smog stuff you can remove? Maybe go with a tubeless tire set up.

    RR
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  14. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    :rofl Uoops shoot me...
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  15. JohnnyWaffles

    JohnnyWaffles Been here awhile

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    Going minimalist on your camping setup is the easiest way to reduce large amounts of weight on any bike.

    If your setup involves a 5.3lb (2.4kg) Kermit chair, the latest in lightweight battery technology isn't going to save you.
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  16. rattis

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    I will give you the same advice that I got when I tried to get some advice about improving the brakes on my 990 : get another bike! :rofl
    All inmates do not have a full canoe so don't heed it as I won't change my 990.
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