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post #1 of 9 Old 05-03-2013, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Fairing and headlight weight

Hi Guys,

I am working on gettin my dl650 on a serious diet and do a naked version so I was curious to see if any of you guys ever weight the all fairing with headlight , I most likely will go with single headlight or mayb e a dual buell.

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( and yes I could take the one from my bike and weight it but if soemeone did it...)

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-05-2013, 10:56 PM
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Nobody has measured the weight difference between what he took off and what he put on. You are gonna be the first one.
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Didn't think to weigh mine when I had it off.

I do remember thinking that it would be really frickin' awesome to get rid of all that heavy mess and bolt on a simple headlight.

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hendi, try to get in touch with glitch_oz. he's done several really radical vstrom makeovers that include replacing the entire fairing/headlight combo.

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hi Guys I weight mine and the fairing is 18 pounds with the light , not sure yet what I will put so my guess is the weight saving shouldbe very minimal .
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hi Guys I weight mine and the fairing is 18 pounds with the light , not sure yet what I will put so my guess is the weight saving shouldbe very minimal .
Thank you. That is what (almost) I thought it has to be, mine estimation was 5 to 7 kilos, but there are many confirmed by nothing opinions that this weight is 30 pounds...
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my choice to go with a no fairing is for off road purpose the loss of weight should be very minimal.
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My projector retrofit, added horns, relays, wiring, cigarette lighters, GPS, and various other electronics make mine weigh a little more than 26 pounds.

Don't forget your fairings though, they weigh a bit too


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I went the same route. Final weight savings close to 10 pounds but a completely different handling. That weight is not so out in front.

I went with a single headlight, kept the OEM instrument cluster and install a little windshield. No buffeting, feels really agile in the twisties and off-road though I think that is my perception and not a fact. Working on adding an extension to the tank bra to cover the "unfinished" area of the tank.

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