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Offline suffolktiger

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Shaving weight on the gen 3 xca 800
« on: October 06, 2020, 09:50:15 PM »
Any noticeable weight loss possible? By that I mean keeping things like crash bars etc, that serve a purpose

 Anybody had luck with a lithium battery?

Anywhere secret weight is held up? End can didnt feel that heavy to me. 

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Re: Shaving weight on the gen 3 xca 800
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 10:07:32 PM »
diet and exercise? :164: :002:
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Re: Shaving weight on the gen 3 xca 800
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 12:02:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by chuckxc [+]
diet and exercise? :164: :002:
Beat me to it. I could lose more weight than one could practically lighten the Tiger. My suggestion is don't fill the fuel tank more than 1/4 full and you can dramatically reduce the high mass of the fuel tank.  :001:

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Re: Shaving weight on the gen 3 xca 800
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 07:49:02 AM »
Whilst a valid answer, I cycle more than I ride a motorcycle so my weight isnt too bad

Plus it aint me that Im picking up when the bike falls over or leaning over on slow tricky terrain.

I ask because I constantly look at other options for bikes like the tenere 700, which feels noticeably lighter.  I do like th tiger though

Suzuki are rumoured to producing a KLR replacement too - could be very interesting if its as indestructible as the old one.

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Re: Shaving weight on the gen 3 xca 800
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 07:54:27 AM »
Yes, lose some weight, get the lightest gear you can and dont carry anything you dont actually need, especially tools just in case. Lithium battery will be lighter. You could also switch to alloy wheels; theyre not only lighter and have no tubes but no need to carry a spare tube, plus a plug kit is a lot lighter than spoons and other tools. Carry bombs to inflate tyres instead of a pump. Switch the mirrors for bar ends. Fit alloy sprockets. Switch to soft panniers. If you dont go off-road, swap the alloy bash plate for the plastic XR one. You cant remove the mounts but could lose the rear pegs if youre not using them. And above all, shed some body weight.

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Re: Shaving weight on the gen 3 xca 800
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2020, 09:12:42 AM »
Decat lost maybe 1 - 2 kg. Never weighed it when I did it. Switching to a lithium battery saved 4Kg - definitly felt that and the exhaust to Scorpion was several kg also. In total approx 10Kg
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Re: Shaving weight on the gen 3 xca 800
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2020, 09:25:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Decat lost maybe 1 - 2 kg. Never weighed it when I did it. Switching to a lithium battery saved 4Kg - definitly felt that and the exhaust to Scorpion was several kg also. In total approx 10Kg

How has the battery served you, any issues at any point?

I assumed battery and exhaust can would be best options as relatively high up with measurable weight savings.

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Re: Shaving weight on the gen 3 xca 800
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2020, 10:56:41 PM »
The biggest free saving is fuel, put less in.
I've been running Shido LiFePO4batteries on both my bikes this year without any issues whatsoever and they weigh the square root of nothing.
Dump the grab rails if you don't need them
Swap the exhaust end can

That lot would save 20-30kg I would think

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Re: Shaving weight on the gen 3 xca 800
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2020, 11:06:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
...and they weigh the square root of nothing.
Strewth -- when I saw my first lithium-ion-type (years ago) it was sitting on a dlrs. parts counter. I picked it up and it was so light I asked the parts guy if it was an (empty) advertising prop?
No, he said, that is the battery.
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