Greetings to all. I recently had the opportunity to purchase a 1995 DR350 for $300. After bringing it home we started it enough to determine there were no weird noises from it. Weight at 297 with oil and no gas. I have read a couple interesting threads on weight reduction and decided to see how far I could go down the weight weenie rabbit hole. Wisconsin winters are looong and boooooring. https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/1042548-weight/ https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/993917-my-new-cr-125-afs-aluminium-framed-mugen-powered/ My plan is to tear it down and rebuild it with an eye to weight reduction using the following outline: If you can remove an item, excellent! Nothing is lighter than anything. If you can't do without it, can you replace it with a lighter version that will still do what it needs to do? If you can't replace it, examine it for unnecessary weight and drill or grind or cut wherever possible. To make it interesting ( to me anyways) I plan on donating $5 for every pound of weight I reduce the bike by to a great organization called the Steel Shoe Fund. The STEEL SHOE FUND has been established as a non-profit, tax-deductible organization to assist flat track motorcycle racers who have been seriously injured during competition within the continental United States by providing funds to be used to pay their medical bills or assist in their most immediate needs following a serious racing accident. http://www.steelshoefund.org/index.php I know there are always the people who say " Lose some of your body fat, its the cheapest way to cut weight". I believe that so I am also going on a diet myself and pledge to lose as much weight as I reduce the bike by. I will also donate $5 for every pound of body fat to the Steel Shoe fund. I can't wait to get good and rolling. I will try to keep detailed records of weights and reduction on components. I have some ideas about where to cut, but if anyone has any thoughts please shout it out.