Weight loss diet

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by ScottyDog, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. ScottyDog

    ScottyDog Been here awhile

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    Hi all! Anybody made a concerted effort to reduce the weight of their 950 Adventure? I'm about to change the pipes to Akros or Wings, but just wondered about any other "spot dieting" opportunities?
    Cheers! ScottyDog
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  2. mrmoto

    mrmoto Just another inmate

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    mufflers, rear pegs, cannister & hoses, install a 7 amp hour battery, lose the ignition switch, aftermarket dual sport turn signals, 520 chain kit, titAnium shock & fork spring, superduke aluminum gas caps, loose the center & side stand and install a fastway aluminum side stand, go to tubeless conversion kit, remove the shock preload adjuster, take out the abs...












    Or....





    Just go buy a super enduro!
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  3. Johnf3

    Johnf3 Long timer

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    The other way is not to ADD a bunch of stuff--use soft luggage instead of hard bags, etc. Works for me, and makes a big difference.

    2/1 exhaust is good for about 16 pounds--a pretty significant difference and one that you can really feel, too.
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  4. frog

    frog Long timer

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    Only fill your tank with 1 gal. Lower center of gravity and you'll save a bunch of weight.
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  5. tahoeacr

    tahoeacr Long timer

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    Single 320mm disc. 6.6lbs lighter.
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  6. Lambo

    Lambo Been here awhile

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    Saves a bunch of weight and makes the bike ride better in the real world IMHO.
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  7. markie_wales

    markie_wales Been here awhile

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    Just so you know - had the bike MOT'd today (UK annual safty inspection[1]) and it weighed in at... 236 kgs. Gulp.

    That's a 2006 990 Adv
    Pannier frames
    crash bars
    Dirtblood 2" risers (just fiited them - they're grrreeeaatttt)
    big foot side stand thing
    standard cans (I know, I know)
    Autocom (a few grams)
    tool kit
    96 miles from full worth of petrol

    So yes I think I miight start thinking of a diet.

    Markie

    [1] Passed with flying colours
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  8. wee tee cee

    wee tee cee Been here awhile

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    remus aluminium cans,ditch the tools,main stand,crash bars,rear rack and pillion grab handles,pillion foot pegs,hand guards,superduke mirrors.All in just over 20kg,bike feels nicer too.....
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  9. Goggles Pizano

    Goggles Pizano I'll B right back,promise

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    Hey mrmoto, ya forgot the smaller front sprocket:lol3 ,
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  10. Rocko1007

    Rocko1007 Been here awhile

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    I did the BD 2/1 and removed the passengers pegs and dropped 25lbs off my own gut. Now I'm down to a trim? 245lbs.

    42lbs +/- and the SE feels like a whole different bike!

    Go on a diet! It's not easier but it's a whole lot healthier and cheaper than trying to shave ounces off a 400+lb dirtbike.

    Rocko
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  11. cheeks

    cheeks Adventurer

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    LoL, Im only 150lbs and my 950se is a rocket! I need wings and a parachute.
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