Anybody get a WR under 240lbs?


40 replies to this topic
  • moondoo

Posted August 11, 2010 - 04:58 AM

#1

Has anyone gotten an aluminum frame WR under the 240lb mark? What did it take?

  • tribalbc

Posted August 11, 2010 - 06:23 AM

#2

Well the claimed weight is 268. That's 28lbs and I don't think that's going to happen unless you remove the entire estart assembly :banana:
I have lost 15-20lbs of my bike, can't really remember the numbers, but the main players are...
Exhaust- use YZ or aftermarket
Battery- use Ebatt or Turntech
Rear shock spring- use YZ titanium
Kickstand- remove and replace peg mount with YZ
Pegs- use Ti
Remove headlight, tailight, odo
AIS- need to come off anyways
And whatever little odds and ends you can find to lose weight, it all adds up....

  • SAthump

Posted August 11, 2010 - 06:56 AM

#3

I think it was 17 lbs I got off with the E start and a capacitor in place of the battery, along with all the then useless associated wiring. I'm sure you could knock off some weight with lighter wheels and tires and really make it feel lighter.

  • gsa102

Posted August 11, 2010 - 08:37 AM

#4

Yamaha makes light bikes with no Estart - they call them a YZ...

  • Sundog

Posted August 11, 2010 - 08:51 AM

#5

Yamaha makes light bikes with no Estart - they call them a YZ...


YEah...such a helpful comment.:banana:

  • gsa102

Posted August 12, 2010 - 08:54 AM

#6

Touche'

I don't get why guys pull the estarts off. It's the reason I bought a WR, along with DS potential.

Well the claimed weight is 268. That's 28lbs and I don't think that's going to happen unless you remove the entire estart assembly :banana:
I have lost 15-20lbs of my bike, can't really remember the numbers, but the main players are...
Exhaust- use YZ or aftermarket
Battery- use Ebatt or Turntech
Rear shock spring- use YZ titanium
Kickstand- remove and replace peg mount with YZ
Pegs- use Ti
Remove headlight, tailight, odo
AIS- need to come off anyways
And whatever little odds and ends you can find to lose weight, it all adds up....


I only have money for a few mods, what gives the most bang for the buck?

Edited by gsa102, August 12, 2010 - 08:56 AM.
get to the point


  • tribalbc

Posted August 12, 2010 - 09:31 AM

#7

Touche'

I don't get why guys pull the estarts off. It's the reason I bought a WR, along with DS potential.



I only have money for a few mods, what gives the most bang for the buck?


Battery is $100 saves around 3-4lbs . This is the weight you notice the most.
YZ Ti spring if stock spring rate works for you can be had for $50 or so on Ebay or classifieds here 2-3lbs
YZ exhaust can be found cheap 2-3lbs
Remove kickstand free- YZ peg mount $10 for 1-2lbs
Headlight, tailight, odo $25 for YZ # plate

  • tweav

Posted August 12, 2010 - 11:24 AM

#8

I have no idea how you can get 17 lbs off of a 08 wr just by taking off the e-start . the starter itself weighs well under a pound . the battery might weigh . if you opened the case and pulled out all the extra gearing and the starter clutch . you might come up with 1.5 more . yank all the extra wiring and switches might be 1 more be i highly doubt it .

thats 6.5 lbs maybe not 17

bottom line is your best weight loss is a pipe . after that start pulling lights . and such like but i highly doubt you'll lose 17 lbs of your bike without spending a heck of alot of cash on titanium or be out of gas and oil and water for that matter.if you really need to loose all that weight on a wr I recommand buying a yz and just putting in a wr gearbox . Then you will still have a wr "wide ratio" without all the extra crap .

Edited by tweav, August 12, 2010 - 02:30 PM.


  • AusJager

Posted August 12, 2010 - 06:08 PM

#9

Battery is $100 saves around 3-4lbs . This is the weight you notice the most.
YZ Ti spring if stock spring rate works for you can be had for $50 or so on Ebay or classifieds here 2-3lbs
YZ exhaust can be found cheap 2-3lbs
Remove kickstand free- YZ peg mount $10 for 1-2lbs
Headlight, tailight, odo $25 for YZ # plate


LOL so the reason for buying a WR is.................. If you take all this off you might as well buy a YZ:bonk:. The bike is not that heavy if you cant handle the weight buy a smaller bike.:banana:

  • rkwfxd1

Posted August 12, 2010 - 09:45 PM

#10

I'd like to help but I can't even get MYSELF under 240. :banana::banghead::eek:

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  • gsa102

Posted August 13, 2010 - 08:21 AM

#11

I will update the battery at some point.

And will shop for a Ti spring.

YZ exhaust can be found cheap 2-3lbs


Is the header the heavy part or the muffler? Didn't want to make the bike louder and can barely hold on now after it stretches my arms for a 2 hour race.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted August 13, 2010 - 08:25 AM

#12

I have a WR and am under 240lbs :eek: :banana:

  • wartsnuff

Posted August 13, 2010 - 11:04 AM

#13

I'd like to help but I can't even get MYSELF under 240. :banana::banghead::eek:


hahah lol

I hate to be an ass... but the bike is a bit of a piggy..

must be about 275 wet.... I truly don't think the started system is 17pounds.

i think truly with out major surgery.. you are not going to tak more than 20 pounds off the bike..

i think the battery high up you might notice ... but with the gas tank full.. not really sure of that either.

tires / wheels might getya a few pounds as well...

I beleive the way yamaha has been playing the weight war for a long time.. more and more exotic metals are being used all the time... look at their sled lineup...

I beleive if there was a gross weight adder on this bike Yamaha would have already addressed it.

anyhow my 02 cents

Cheer
Dave

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted August 13, 2010 - 11:06 AM

#14

must be about 275 wet


Wait until you add a desert tank, heavy duty tubes, hid lighting and skit plate :banana:

With that said, the weight of the WR doesnt bother me. Of course when it comes to "playing" around a YZ would be nice :eek:

  • wartsnuff

Posted August 13, 2010 - 12:51 PM

#15

Wait until you add a desert tank, heavy duty tubes, hid lighting and skit plate :banana:

With that said, the weight of the WR doesnt bother me. Of course when it comes to "playing" around a YZ would be nice :eek:


heh absolutly feel the same way... love my WR for most of my riding ..

went riding with a buddy with a little crf230 trail bike.. we were deep in the bush tight 2' wide trail i was exhausted.. he had an easy time with the air cooled little bike..

cheers
Warts

  • strtdsmallproject

Posted August 13, 2010 - 06:27 PM

#16

i have to second the idea that i would just like to get myself under 240. 10 lbs off the body is probably worth 20 off the bike.

  • tribalbc

Posted August 13, 2010 - 06:40 PM

#17

I will update the battery at some point.

And will shop for a Ti spring.



Is the header the heavy part or the muffler? Didn't want to make the bike louder and can barely hold on now after it stretches my arms for a 2 hour race.


Muffler, I used an 08 YZ with PMB sparky and silent insert, just 96db's. Nice and light, short and out of the way :banana:

Mines getting beat though, need something new soon....

  • Bushdog

Posted October 31, 2010 - 12:46 AM

#18

hahah lol

I hate to be an ass... but the bike is a bit of a piggy..

must be about 275 wet.... I truly don't think the started system is 17pounds.

i think truly with out major surgery.. you are not going to tak more than 20 pounds off the bike..

i think the battery high up you might notice ... but with the gas tank full.. not really sure of that either.

tires / wheels might getya a few pounds as well...

I beleive the way yamaha has been playing the weight war for a long time.. more and more exotic metals are being used all the time... look at their sled lineup...

I beleive if there was a gross weight adder on this bike Yamaha would have already addressed it.

anyhow my 02 cents

Cheer
Dave



Piggy? - a drz is piggy, a XR600 is piggy. The WR's in australia are slim as you like. wet weight 120kg - less 8 l of fuel = 112kg, change to smaller headlight 111kg, remove indicators, mirrors etc 110kg... people are crazy if they think this is a heavy bike. a YZ450 is 104kg dry weight...

  • Bushdog

Posted October 31, 2010 - 12:52 AM

#19

this is how i would weigh my bike
112kg dry weight
111kg with spare headlight
110kg with removed indicators and mirrors
remove muffler restriction
Vortex sprocketc
109kg.
so this is my bike at 109kg or 249lb

battery change
107kg.
Ti springs and exhaust
105kg.
this could get the bike to 105kg or 230lb. at this point it would weigh 1-2kg more than a YZ...

  • Bushdog

Posted October 31, 2010 - 12:53 AM

#20

sorry 109kg -240.3Lb




 
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