Weight savings? - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Modifications and Performance The brag page, good and bad.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 05-28-2005, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 73
Weight savings?

Anyone try to save weight on the DL?
I'm temped to rip off the front fairing to see that that does. Will it even look good?
I took off the rear luggage rack, and that saved a good 10 pounds! (lighter one will be reattached soon.)

--
*TAG*
You're it.
2005, DL650
riff42 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 05-28-2005, 10:44 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 504
Sometimes I think it would be easier and cheaper to lose a few pounds rather than strip the bike down or spend money on lightweight components. I weigh 220lbs and figure if I could shed about 30lbs my strom would fly. :lol: Dan
trailbuster30 is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 05-29-2005, 12:21 PM
Fish
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Haha that's a good point. A lot of motorcyclists are concerned with weight savings, but very few of us are built like horse jockeys :lol: .

- Chad
 
post #4 of 6 Old 06-04-2005, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by trailbuster30
Sometimes I think it would be easier and cheaper to lose a few pounds rather than strip the bike down or spend money on lightweight components. I weigh 220lbs and figure if I could shed about 30lbs my strom would fly. :lol: Dan
I'm only 150.......i NEED to gain weight!

--
*TAG*
You're it.
2005, DL650
riff42 is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 06-04-2005, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fish
Haha that's a good point. A lot of motorcyclists are concerned with weight savings, but very few of us are built like horse jockeys :lol: .

- Chad
if only I was succesfull with the muffler guard molds, I would make the entire front fairing of carbon fiber!!!

going to do the rear rack as a CF plate soon.....as long as find some flat metal sheets

--
*TAG*
You're it.
2005, DL650
riff42 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 06-05-2005, 07:26 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW Washington State
Posts: 178
I did take my helmet lock off, doesn't work well with my Nolan. That must have saved 6 oz's, heavy little sucker.

Did it though to get a bit better access to my shock for adjustments.
BradM is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome