04 weight reduction?
Posted January 10, 2006 - 06:00 PM
for an 04 wr450 what are people doing that want to reduce the weight? I have seen the following:
- remove coolant res.
- replace the battery with something much smaller (reduces amount of starts without charging)
- replace the silencer (which is the best?)
- replace the pipe
- remove the lights
- remove/replace the kickstand
Are there any other ideas out there?
Posted January 10, 2006 - 07:46 PM
Posted January 11, 2006 - 07:09 PM
where are you going to ride? do you need a plate? lights? like anything else related to motorsports, all it takes is money.
your exhaust can is heavy but you'll only loose two to three pounds if you replace it. now that's two or three good pounds. weights up high and you'll gain some performance.
the starter system (battery, starter, gears and starter clutch) about ten pounds. again, the battery weight is up high where it counts. can you deal with no e-start?
lights. replace your wr rear fender with an acerbis wr/yz fender and put one of the acerbis LED tail lights on it (under it). the stock fender is pretty heavy. maybe a couple pounds saved. headlight has a glass lens and is heavy. acerbis, ufo, polisport. there all a little lighter( but not a lot).
aluminum bars, a little more off.
will you notice it? sure you will. does it make it a different bike? no.
Posted January 11, 2006 - 10:22 PM
Posted January 15, 2006 - 01:29 PM