Main Motorcycle: 2010 Triumph Scrambler
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
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From my experience, I'd say it is pretty unlikely you removed 70-80 lbs. My Thrux was 471 lbs dry and I got it to 390. Rewired, removed all the emissions crap, airbox etc, just like you. But also lighter wheels, alloy tank, alloy fenders, cut the frame, alloy triple trees, alloy swingarm, motodaget chronoclassic etc. Even stripped off the paint for a few pounds and nickle plated the frame.
Its tough to lose 80 lbs on the bike. And expensive ;-). I'm 170 lbs and 6" 1', so its not like I'm packing extra on my frame. There wasn't anything to gain from dieting for me !
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Great looking pegs. Can you remember what they are called, how you knew they would fit?
What is "bitubo on front?"
Any idea how to lighten the massive casting the footpegs attach to?
Rear pegs weigh a ton as well, along with the triangle attached to frame. No idea how to address that; I do need them.
something i haven't read on this thread is the bolts.
its part of the look of the engine case, i know there are stainless bolt kits available, but they don't do much, if anything for weight.
when i rode road bicycles, every fastener would be titanium, while it is expensive, and not necessarily the strongest bolt material, changing all the engine cover bolts to titanium bolt would save probably close to 10 lbs.
sometimes good deals for Ti hardware can be had on ebay, its just a matter of figuring out what sizes are necessary.
Yeah, my 'box of parts I've removed' weighs in at 73 pounds, as that's the only real measuring function I have right now. =) My Scrambler weighed in at about 494 dry, is the only real info I have on those regards. I should weigh it over at Evo Motorsports down the road again. Were your triples not alloy from the factory..? Mine are, but they're cast, not CNCed or anything.
I was surprised at the weight of the stock shocks and front fork, though. I saved a bunch on that side.
Perhaps the exhaust, as well, with it's plethora of heatshields accounts for some difference.
What's the weight of your wheels and your new tank? And what's the capacity on the tank? I want a better range, but EFI tanks don't really exist easily found. So I'll probably have to customize it no matter what.
I'm wondering what all on the Thrux might be lighter from the factory! The engine weighs a frigging ton, though. Good lord.
Anyway, I'm just rambling now. =) Thinking about it now, I probably replaced the 73 pounds of goo with 20ish pounds.
Wheels next! Gotta keep the eyes on the prize, the lower unsprung weight.
Yeah, my 'box of parts I've removed' weighs in at 73 pounds, as that's the only real measuring function I have right now. =)
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