Hi everyone , thanks for all your replys,
Glitch, your Strom build is incredible ! A lot of time an talent
what you did to bring the weight down to 380 lbs ??
I try to think what i can do more to drop even more weight, you still have the stock fuel tank and wheels that are pretty heavy.
Did you weight the bike on another balance to confirm the calibration ?
Thank you for your interest !
The stock tank is NOT heavier than most other metal tanks (incl. fuel pump) or aftermarket plastic tanks (plus fuelpump) like the Acerbis or Safari tanks etc.
Same goes for the wheels....by the time one uses a wire wheel + tube+ tire you're a fraction below the weight of a cast wheel and tubeless.
In which case I rather prefer the tubeless as its an easier fix out there in the bush.
There's a mountain of myth and bullshit out there (mainly spread by those who haven't got the faintest idea nor any first-hand experience whatsoever)....but little side-by-side documentation and common sense.
No, I haven't re-weighed the bikes after their weigh-ins as I actually used the scales regularly weighing myself on them and comparing values to my regular local medical check-up values...they were certainly within 2-5lbs.? Maybe less.
The bike above was built #3 of a series of 4 Thinstroms....and yes, I coined the term...many years ago :-)
Didn't make the "sensational" weight with the last one, but it's proven the best real-world dirt-capable DL of the 4 bikes built (2x DL1000 + 2x DL650)
Best mods of #4 were the re-routing of the front header pipe alongside the sump to gain ~45mm extra ground clearance + a Wilbers suspension package both ends plus the Ricor Intiminators up front.
No KTM, but bang-for-buck is off the scales. :-)