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Old 02-04-2013, 03:06 AM   #7081
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You will need to elaborate on how it failed.
5 min idle so temp comes up. LH side about 2/3 way up steams pours out like a kettle!

I noticed the overflow bottle was just about empty which I thought was strange!

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:10 AM   #7082
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5 min idle so temp comes up. LH side about 2/3 way up steams pours out like a kettle!

I noticed the overflow bottle was just about empty which I thought was strange!

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Sounds like the old thremo fan rubbing through again , has your bike been dropped ? On the left side ?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:46 AM   #7083
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Sounds like the old thremo fan rubbing through again , has your bike been dropped ? On the left side ?
This one ?

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:02 AM   #7084
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Sounds like the old thremo fan rubbing through again , has your bike been dropped ? On the left side ?
There is also a bleeder valve on the top left as I recall...make sure that is tight.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:42 AM   #7085
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Question biggest loser

Sorry for the lame question, and probably it has been already answered somewhere, but I just can`t find the time to shuffle through 600 pages.

So... how much weight can you shed off the bike within reason is 5-10kg-s achievable ?

I know it`s not a porker from the get go,it`s more to curiosity than anything else...



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Old 02-04-2013, 09:51 AM   #7086
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I think you can achieve that by simply replacing the CAT/muffler/Butt Burner with an FMF or other aftermarket muffler.
Doesn't take long to add that weight back on with skidplates, extra fuel tanks and a variety of goodies.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #7087
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Sorry for the lame question, and probably it has been already answered somewhere, but I just can`t find the time to shuffle through 600 pages.

So... how much weight can you shed off the bike within reason is 5-10kg-s achievable ?

I know it`s not a porker from the get go,it`s more to curiosity than anything else...



Thank you
The muffler swap will drop the most weight. After that its difficult to make it much lighter. Consider evaluating your physical condition and determine if you can lose weight off yourself. This is an area most riders forget about and it offers much bigger improvements.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #7088
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Sorry for the lame question, and probably it has been already answered somewhere, but I just can`t find the time to shuffle through 600 pages.

So... how much weight can you shed off the bike within reason is 5-10kg-s achievable ?

I know it`s not a porker from the get go,it`s more to curiosity than anything else...

Thank you

Yes. Ride it. When the tank is near empty you will have lost about that much weight in fuel. By then you'll have a huge grin on your face that will be much more difficult to get rid of. Shedding bike weight will be the least of your concerns at that point.

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:06 PM   #7089
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The muffler swap will drop the most weight. After that its difficult to make it much lighter. Consider evaluating your physical condition and determine if you can lose weight off yourself. This is an area most riders forget about and it offers much bigger improvements.
Are you calling me fat??
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:11 PM   #7090
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Sorry for the lame question, and probably it has been already answered somewhere, but I just can`t find the time to shuffle through 600 pages.

So... how much weight can you shed off the bike within reason is 5-10kg-s achievable ?

I know it`s not a porker from the get go,it`s more to curiosity than anything else...



Thank you
Yes its easy but exspensive . Full Ti exhaust .Lipo battery .carbon fibre
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:20 PM   #7091
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Are you calling me fat??
No not calling you fat...suggesting that you evaluate your condition and determine if you are at a healthy weight or if you stand to lose 20 lbs. I myself am not fat but could stand to get my weight down 10 or 15 lbs.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #7092
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over on supermotojunkie, folks shed further weight by replacing the sprockets to the lighter (but softer) aluminum ones.
they also remove the airbox and put a filter on the throttle body.
generally, after the big weight savings already mentioned, people try to save a few ounces here and there, which adds up.
just fyi, i won't do either of those mods. i like the underseat storage though

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:01 PM   #7093
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A lithium iron battery will shed about 5-6 lbs...then you could go for a Ti shock spring...you'll also lose about 5 lbs of unsprung weight. A very pricey weight loss though. Not sure about your physique but you might just want to lose 10lbs off your body. It may be a lot cheaper! ;)
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:46 AM   #7094
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Rear brake ??

Put on some new wheels today. I noticed that the rear rotor seemed to have a gap in the brake pad contact area seems little strange. Are you guys greasing the pivot slide bolt also.

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #7095
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Put on some new wheels today. I noticed that the rear rotor seemed to have a gap in the brake pad contact area seems little strange. Are you guys greasing the pivot slide bolt also.
I wouldn't worry about. The pads and disk just wear uneven. Give it a few hundred miles and it will sort itself out. If you are still worried you can change out your brake pads. If the bolt is dry, its not a bad idea to keep it a bit lubed.
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