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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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What've you done to lighten the 800?

Hi - I'm new to the forum. Been riding since mid-seventies. Used to do a lot of club racing. Haven't owned any big bikes since I quit in '88. Riding a lot of enduros and supermotos last bunch of years but after a tour last winter in Vietnam I got the bug to do some long distance riding while I'm still relatively young and bought a 800 XCx. Other than changing the giant stock muffler what all are folks doing to decrease weight?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-27-2019, 05:11 PM
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Diet.

Swapped exhaust for Scorpion, removed the CAT. Those two save about 10lbs if not more. And that's about it. Everything else has just added to it. But the Tiger is very capable. If you are looking for super light be prepared for compromises.

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Diet.

Swapped exhaust for Scorpion, removed the CAT. Those two save about 10lbs if not more. And that's about it. Everything else has just added to it. But the Tiger is very capable. If you are looking for super light be prepared for compromises.
Thanks. The day I picked up the bike I was fatigued and rode home in a downpour and while trying to back it up in my gravel driveway it tipped over and I had a bad moment of buyer's remorse. Since then - I have the bike out on my favorite tight twisty roads where I usually go fast on my little supermotos and, surprise, the Tiger is way more competent there than I expected. I am totally happy with the bike now. For fun I looked up weight specs on the bikes I used to have in the '80s, KZ 750, GPZ 1100, Ninja 900 and all were actually heavier. I just had to readjust my thinking after years of riding nothing but 250 lb bikes.
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Yup. It's a great bike. Had mine now for 8.5 years. Previous Z1000J2, GPz750, CBX750, Tiger1050 all monsters weight wise. The 800 is the dogs - That good btw.

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Besides a Li battery, I just donít add anything to it, LOL. No crash bars, no center stand. They are heavy.
The panniers add a lot of weight, but at least they are easily taken off.
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I went on a diet and lost ten pounds.

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I went on a diet and lost ten pounds.

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Well, that will make a heavy bike feel heavier.

Iím 150LBs, no matter my awesome strength, it is not the same handling a 500LBs bike as someone weighing 250LBs.
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Keep dropping the bike and lifting it up, sooner or later you'll be ripped and the Tiger will feel light.
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Add some of those carbon fiber covers you see on sport bikes.

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Buy and ride a 800 lb bike and then the Tiger will feel lighter...

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