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I see all these posts about making bikes lighter, and there is no real answers on exactly how much less these parts weigh. So feel free to post the weights of replacement parts compared to the originals.

Original Front Fender 16 5/8oz
Carbon Front Fender 12 5/8 oz
Saves 4oz

Original Mirrors (SV650N) 29oz
Ebay Bar End Mirrors 13oz
Saves 16oz

So when you get new parts find a food scale, postage scale, whatever, and weigh them so we can have an idea of how much weight we are saving! I should have started this a long time ago, but hey, better late than never.
 

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Most people who want to make a bike lighter are racers and start with mounting other wheels, brake rotors, subframe. Not other fender or mirrors.
This thread is for all weight reduction information, so anything that reduces weight is fair game, whether it be serious racing parts like wheels or a simple fender eliminator kit. This way we can have some hard numbers to gauge how much out bikes weigh.
 

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How about some cheap weight reduction?

Eliminate tool kit. Cut off tool holder.
Rear seat cowl. Eliminate grab rail and left passenger peg/bracket.
Replace right passenger peg with SVRacingParts.
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Replace entire 20lb muffler (and passenger peg) with Supertrapp mini-muffler.
 

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How about some cheap weight reduction?

Eliminate tool kit. Cut off tool holder.
Rear seat cowl. Eliminate grab rail and left passenger peg/bracket.
Replace right passenger peg with SVRacingParts.
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Replace entire 20lb muffler (and passenger peg) with Supertrapp mini-muffler.
Can't play unless you list weights. ;)
 

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Original Mirrors (SV650N) 29oz
Ebay Bar End Mirrors 13oz
Saves 16oz
it's also important where the extra weight is. for example, that pound off the handlebars will make turn in and side to side transitions a bit quicker.
 

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it's also important where the extra weight is. for example, that pound off the handlebars will make turn in and side to side transitions a bit quicker.
Good call I didn't think of that, and the 4oz I saved on the front fender is even better than it seems, because it saving un-sprung weight
 

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Can't play unless you list weights. ;)
Okay. Some one said the Supertrapp was something like 5 lbs, so if you do that swap with the stock muffler, that's AT LEAST 15 lbs. For a sum total of about $60.

Then the stock passenger pegs are, what, 1 lb... each. That's another 2 lbs.

Tool kit... 1.5 lbs? The plastic is maybe an ounce or two.

Modding the stock can and going with the lighter SVRacingParts hanger is... Say 7 lbs off with the shorter can, and another one with the hanger -- 8 lbs.

When you're talking about spending a boat load of money on carbon fairings to shave 4 oz, my eyes start glazing over considering the cheap POUNDS that can be saved...

And if one just stopped drinking so much beer, imagine how much extra weight could be shaved off the RIDER, and you'd be money ahead to boot!:nana:
 

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And if one just stopped drinking so much beer, imagine how much extra weight could be shaved off the RIDER, and you'd be money ahead to boot!:nana:
My problem's not the beer but yeah, losing the spare tire would be the place to start.
 

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just a small question ; where can I get an adapter to take off the grab rail? I already have the rear seat and solo, but can't take off the grab rail...

(sorry to hijack)
 

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It's a challenge, all right. To get an idea of how effective you are with removing weight, weigh yourself and the bike. For example, it the total weight is 600# you need to cut 60# to get a 10% improvement in acceleration (1/4 miles go from, say, 12 seconds to 10.8 seconds).
 

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It's a challenge, all right. To get an idea of how effective you are with removing weight, weigh yourself and the bike. For example, it the total weight is 600# you need to cut 60# to get a 10% improvement in acceleration (1/4 miles go from, say, 12 seconds to 10.8 seconds).
in a straight line yes, but losing weight off the bike should help more with handling, because a rider hangs off and places his center of gravity inside the line of travel.
 

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So here are some updates, I have been weighing some parts so here we go,

Original Front Fender 16 5/8oz
Carbon Front Fender 12 5/8 oz
Saves 4oz

Original Mirrors (SV650N) 29oz
Ebay Bar End Mirrors 13oz
Saves 16oz

Stock Undertail 31oz
Undertail Elim. Bracket 4oz
Saves 27oz

Grab Rail 36oz
Grab Rail Block Off 4oz
Saves 32oz

Passenger Seat 28oz
Targa Cover 18oz
Saves 10oz

Chain Guard 7oz
Carbon Chain Guard 6oz
Saves 1 oz

Yosh Slip On (from a reliable source)
Saves 6 lbs

So far that equals a weight reduction of 11.6 lbs, I know some of the stuff seems stupid to save an ounce here and there, but most of it was done for looks anyway, so I don't want to hear that a carbon chain guard is stupid. SO, the stock dry weight listed on Suzuki.com for my '07 is 363lbs, and now it should weigh 351.4lbs., dry. I still have to remove the tool kit so that should put it under 350.
 

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I still have to remove the tool kit so that should put it under 350.
That 363 pounds that Suzuki says is weighs is with no fluids. We weighed 4 SV's one day and all had aftermarket exhaust systems and fender eliminators. They did have some gas in them but they went from 385-403 pounds.
 

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1. Remove PAIR system
2. Remove plastic cover pieces underneath seat
3. Remove plastic cover pieces that fit into front fairing
4. Remove ALL turn signals
5. Install lightweight sprockets and 520 chain
6. Install race/solo tail
7. Remove bar ends
 

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1. Remove PAIR system
2. Remove plastic cover pieces underneath seat
3. Remove plastic cover pieces that fit into front fairing
4. Remove ALL turn signals
5. Install lightweight sprockets and 520 chain
6. Install race/solo tail
7. Remove bar ends
Cant play unless you list weights
 
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