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Old 08-06-2009, 05:45 PM   #1
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Question Weight loss diet

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?
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:07 PM   #2
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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...


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Old 08-06-2009, 07:55 PM   #3
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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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Old 08-06-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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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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Old 08-06-2009, 09:57 PM   #5
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Single 320mm disc. 6.6lbs lighter.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:25 PM   #6
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+1 on the Neduro 2 into 1 Exhaust

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

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Old 08-07-2009, 01:21 AM   #7
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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.


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Old 08-07-2009, 04:12 AM   #8
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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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Old 08-07-2009, 11:03 AM   #9
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Hey mrmoto, ya forgot the smaller front sprocket ,
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:35 PM   #10
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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.

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Old 08-07-2009, 06:06 PM   #11
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LoL, Im only 150lbs and my 950se is a rocket! I need wings and a parachute.
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