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Old 11-04-2012, 07:40 AM   #87
Reino
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Location: namibia
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Originally Posted by KTM Mike View Post
Previously you were comparing the SX's weight vs a 525 4 stroke.

The 2009's weigh 221.3 according to this web site: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/24235/...-300-XC-W.aspx (I could not find it on the web site I referenced before).

A good friend of mine has a 2009 300 XC-W that I have put around 75 mile of riding on. Weight wise, it "felt" to me very similar to my 2005 EXC, if not a tad heavier. I suspect that much that is likely due to it having the electric start however. The 2009 does seem to carry it's weight differently to (better).

I highly doubt there is anything "wrong" with your bike's actual weight unless some one bolted on some lumps of lead to it! . In your pictures, your bike looks essentially stock - nothing there that would make it feel noticeably heavier. Sounds like you are simply looking for an good reason to buy a lot of expensive "lighter" parts for it. If I were seriously racing again the first thing I would lighten would be me.
That is why i have to weigh my bike to determine if the bike is heavy or i have a mental problem , i will also look for the lead lumps . I am going to buy a transparent tank at one point (together with a lot of other useless, but nice stuff), but that will be in something like 2 years from now.

My priority at the moment is maintenance and setup (engineering students have a lot of money).

My local ktm shop has 2 2009 250xc-w and a 2006 525exc as well as various adventure bike's and husabergs etc. and that is what i used as a comparison.
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