Biggest weight save on 2010 450?

8 replies to this topic
  • Swiss_Dirtrider

Posted June 07, 2010 - 06:12 AM


Hi anyone

has anyone in here thought about weightsaving already? Where are the heavy parts? Why is this bike is so much heavier then the 09 model?

What can be done / replaced for saving weight the easiest way? Where to start?

Unsprung weight is always a good thing to start i think. Has anyone tried tubeless systems yet? How much weight would that save (real, not what manufacturer says...)

Thanks for all ideas or experiences!

  • aedwards07

Posted June 07, 2010 - 07:03 AM


Full Titanium/carbon exhaust,ti bolts,etc

  • Troutman

Posted June 07, 2010 - 07:45 AM


I would save your money. The thing feels so light as is its amazing.

  • racerxx276

Posted June 08, 2010 - 11:13 AM


First off the 2010 feels very light when riding it. I find it hard to believe that there are that many people out there that can feel the 5.5 lb difference from the 09 to 10 ,when picking up the bike !

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  • Steel Panther

Posted June 08, 2010 - 01:58 PM


First off the 2010 feels very light when riding it. I find it hard to believe that there are that many people out there that can feel the 5.5 lb difference from the 09 to 10 ,when picking up the bike !

The wet weight is 7 lbs more than the 09 carrying less fuel than the 09. Fatory teams spend thousands to save weight and it is very noticable to a seasond rider. That being said I have no idea of light weight stuff for the 2010. I pesonally would love to see kevlar beaded tires, saves tons of weight on car/bicycle tires.

  • YamaLink

Posted June 08, 2010 - 08:16 PM


Wonder if kevlar beaded dirt bike tires would make for easier on/off while making a tire's sidewall a bit flexier for more bite.

  • almostinvincible119

Posted June 09, 2010 - 01:21 AM


Look how small a bicycle tire, look how much a bicycle tire costs. Upwards of 70 bucks. Thank you kevlar. I spend the grand on ti/carbon exhaust, which is weight that is up high.

Ive got friends that have tried the Tubliss system. Nothing negative so far.

But in a sport where 7 pounds equals a horsepower, just port and polish the exhaust and intake ports.

Oooooorrr....instead of sittin on this forum, get on the road and sweat it out on a bicycle (with those $70 tires) and shed some weight off our fat asses.

  • grayracer513

Posted June 09, 2010 - 06:43 AM


Loosing a pound of unsprung weight will improve handling more than losing seven pounds of sprung weight.

  • jratcliffe3

Posted June 10, 2010 - 12:46 AM


Rider losing a stone would be much more noticable and cheaper than losing weight off the bike!! Speaking from experience - I could do with losing 30 lbs at 205lbs!

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