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  • Offline Busabuser   gb

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    Re: Weight Loss
    Reply #10 on: October 08, 2022, 04:39:32 am
    October 08, 2022, 04:39:32 am
    Im 6'4" and 115 kgs,  about 255 pounds (not fat, but still heavy) is it really worth me trying to save a few pounds by buying a light battery  and 4k worth of carbon wheels ? Or should  i lean up and look skinny just for a slight(?) Power ro weight advantage.....how much difference will it Really make?

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    Re: Weight Loss
    Reply #11 on: October 08, 2022, 09:46:41 pm
    October 08, 2022, 09:46:41 pm
    *Originally Posted by Busabuser [+]
    Im 6'4" and 115 kgs,  about 255 pounds (not fat, but still heavy) is it really worth me trying to save a few pounds by buying a light battery  and 4k worth of carbon wheels ? Or should  i lean up and look skinny just for a slight(?) Power ro weight advantage.....how much difference will it Really make?

    That's a good point!  I am 5'8" 145 lbs.  At this point I am just having fun with seeing how much weight I can strip off. (The bike not myself)
    Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 09:47:15 pm by codyt87

  • Online Zoommi   ca

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    Re: Weight Loss
    Reply #12 on: October 10, 2022, 04:21:33 am
    October 10, 2022, 04:21:33 am
    *Originally Posted by Busabuser [+]
    Im 6'4" and 115 kgs,  about 255 pounds (not fat, but still heavy) is it really worth me trying to save a few pounds by buying a light battery  and 4k worth of carbon wheels ? Or should  i lean up and look skinny just for a slight(?) Power ro weight advantage.....how much difference will it Really make?

    Hey There ,
    you can take this with a grain of Salt as i have nothing to back this up but,
    Ive been told in the past that every 10lbs over 200lbs weight of Rider , was Worth 1hp "lost"
    Carbon wheels even tho ive never ridden a bike with Them count as unsprung weight and with inertia its Makes a bigger difference
    Ex: loosing 10lbs on wheels would be more perceptible than you loosing 10lbs from a Diet

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    Re: Weight Loss
    Reply #13 on: November 03, 2022, 10:01:09 pm
    November 03, 2022, 10:01:09 pm
    *Originally Posted by Busabuser [+]
    Im 6'4" and 115 kgs,  about 255 pounds (not fat, but still heavy) is it really worth me trying to save a few pounds by buying a light battery  and 4k worth of carbon wheels ? Or should  i lean up and look skinny just for a slight(?) Power ro weight advantage.....how much difference will it Really make?

    I'm not even going to worry about the bike weight. With a slipon and low fuel I weighed the bike at 500. With me all geared up and same height as you 800 pounds    :001:
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    Re: Weight Loss
    Reply #14 on: November 07, 2022, 12:41:54 am
    November 07, 2022, 12:41:54 am
    *Originally Posted by codyt87 [+]
    Got mine down to 476.  Pretty happy with that. Still going to do carbon wheels.



    What all did you take off to get it downto 476? That about 50pds off the factory weight

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    Re: Weight Loss
    Reply #15 on: November 14, 2022, 02:21:31 am
    November 14, 2022, 02:21:31 am
    *Originally Posted by Canada4g63 [+]
    What all did you take off to get it downto 476? That about 50pds off the factory weight
    Carbon fiber fairings
    Aluminum rear sprocket
    Protaper handle bars
    Carbon fiber bar ends
    Titanium bolts on anything I touch
    Titanium axle nut / adjusters
    Removed passenger stuff
    Solo seat cowl
    Smog removal
    Slipon exhaust/servo buddy / aluminum bracket
    Lithium battery
    Integrated lights / slim front LEDs
    Ekz3d chain
    Custom shorty mirrors
    Fender eliminator

    I am still deciding on carbon wheels.  I have my days where I want them but these Colorado roads are terrible.. 
     





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    Re: Weight Loss
    Reply #16 on: November 22, 2022, 04:45:17 am
    November 22, 2022, 04:45:17 am
    Does anyone make rear seats for the zh2 also the triple tree. I removed the rear foot pegs as they aren't needed, but looks like the rear sets are also just as heavy. Is there a good bit weight difference with the pro taper handle bars. I'm trying a max effort weight loss.

     



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