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post #1 of 2 Old 10-21-2006, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Weight reduction

Howdy all, i'm thinking of buying a c model KLR, but am a little worried about the weight when i take it off road, has anyone tried to remove wieght from them, how much is easily removed when heading off the blacktop? I know a dr650 can lose about 15kg fairly easily when removing all grabrails, racks, changing exhaust, ect ect, is there much gains to be made with the KLR?
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-21-2006, 04:08 AM
 
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I've yanked at least 20lbs of crap off my machine. Decaliforncated, ditched the headlight and fairing for a lighter fork mounted setup no instruments ,chainguard removed, turn singnals removed (i don't ride in traffic much), countersprocket cover, and a few other tiny bits. I'm considering getting a kickstarter and a battery eliminator, and removing the battery and starter for local riding, i'll toss the battery back in for longer trips, but on day trips i coul use the space to carry a tube, patchkit, and maybe the stripped compreser.

FWIH an aftermarket exhaust can provide some significant weight loss high on the bike, but you probably won't get much more power, just make more noise and lose a couple pounds.
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