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Old 10-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Weight, Weight,...

who has the lightest V-Rod and how did you do it?
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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Bottomless pockets & LOTS of carbon fiber , lets see them
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:17 AM   #4
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Helium! lots and lots of helium.....in the tires, the air box, mufflers, seat cushion, mufflers, and hollowed out the swing arm.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:58 AM   #5
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Some of the things I did:

Carbon fiber rear fender and side covers

No rear inner fender or bag supports

No rear foot pegs or mounts

Bub 7 exhaust

Super light weight forged Marchesini 17' wheels and Brembo brakes

Removed the stock gauges and replaced with V Gauge

Topless air box

Fiberglass air box cover, but not much weight difference

Custom low profile one piece seat

I have heavy Proline bars on it now but at one time I had aluminum risors with a bent broom stick bar that was much lighter.

I haven't put it on a scale to see exactly what it weighs but she is fast at the strip.

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:13 AM   #6
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Its easy and free to weigh your vehicle at a state certified weigh station if you live near any state line. Just pull up to the scale and ask them to weigh it after you get off. They do work for us!

They'll even give you a printout if you park and walk inside.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:02 PM   #7
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Mine was 585 pounds with about a half tank of gas. By substituting for more 7075 aluminum parts, there may be 5 more pounds I can carve.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #8
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This thread is very useful regarding weight difference of different parts:

http://www.1130cc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118941
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #10
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:04 AM   #11
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Has anyone installed a different/lighter forks/front end?
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:46 AM   #13
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I just installed a Shorai Lithium battery. 15lbs vs 4lbs. A relatively inexpensive way to shed 11 lbs. (It's double the price of the stock battery, but I needed a new battery anyway, and it's supposed to last twice as long).
BTW the LFX24L3-BS12 is a perfect fit in my 07 DX.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:24 AM   #14
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I just installed a Shorai Lithium battery. 15lbs vs 4lbs. A relatively inexpensive way to shed 11 lbs. (It's double the price of the stock battery, but I needed a new battery anyway, and it's supposed to last twice as long).
BTW the LFX24L3-BS12 is a perfect fit in my 07 DX.
You're right, I also have a Ballistic Batteries Lithium 12 cell batt and it's less than 4 lbs, also smaller and it makes the front part where it's installed much easier to work with (cables, coolant tank, etc). Also it doesn't need a tender like regular batteries, it's a win win situation!
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I think this guy probably wins the prize of lighest

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