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    I have noticed a lot of complaints about weight and power on the FZ6R. So here is a list of simple and not so simple mods to reduce weight and increase power. My bike is now around 451lbs with a full tank and that's still heavy but stock wet weight is 467lbs(470CA). Before mods we weighed almost 1/3 a ton together now nearly 30lbs under stock is a good 50+lbs under 1/3 a ton!!!

    NOTICE: I still need the weights of these items
    After: Full TBR exhaust system
    Stock and After: Street Fighter Mod
    After: Fender Elim kit
    Stock and After: Mirror Replacement
    Stock and After: Flushmounts
    and anything else you can see that i didn't put on the list TY GUYS!!!



    So without further ado:
    Confirmed Stock and Aftermarket Weights = ""
    Confirmed Stock Weights only = "**"
    Unconfirmed Weights = "XX"


    Stock Wet Weight = 467Lbs (470CA)
    **#1----10lbs----TBR C/F Exhaust, A/F replacement, add PCV [+5HP +4ft/lbs +Coolness] Stock=18.4lbs
    XX#2----10lbs----Street Fighter
    #3----7.69lbs---Replace the Stock battery [+CCamps]
    #4----3.25lbs---Remove Grab Bar [May Smash Tail in a Wreck]
    **#5----3lbs-----Fender Eliminator + Inter-graded tail light [+Coolness] Stock=3.5lbs
    #6----2.19lbs---Replace stock handlebars with some Apex Clip on Bars [+ Adjust-ability]
    #7----2.1lbs----Remove your Tool Bag [-Field Fixable]
    XX#8----2lbs-----Replace stock mirrors with pig spotters or bar ends [-Rear Vision]
    #9----1.37lbs--Remove the stock bar ends [-Drop Protection]
    #10---1.19lbs--Remove injection pump assembly and hosing installed Block off Plates [+Emissions]
    XX#11--1lbs-----Smaller Aftermarket Sprockets [Faster Sprocket wear]
    XX#12--1lbs-----Flush Mount blinkers [-Intention Visibility]
    #13---.38lbs---Replace rear seat with a seat cowl and remove most of the metal from it[PITA]
    #14---.38lbs---Replace Stock Kickstand with adjustable aluminum one [-durability]
    #15---.1lbs----Remove Stock Front Reflectors [- Night Visibility]

    End Wet Weight Max = 429.35Lbs SF= 419.35Lbs
    Max -37.65Lbs Total Estimated Reduction without Street Fighter
    Max -47.65Lbs Total Estimated Reduction with Street Fighter

    My Current bike weight with 25-28lbs of fuel(aka full tank):
    F238.8lbs+R213=451.8lbs


    Some Weight Saving tips:
    -Fuel weighs 6.1lbs per Gallon, a full tank (4.6 gallons) weights 28lbs, even if you only put 3 gallons in your bike that saves nearly 9lbs!!!
    -You basically gain 1hp for every 8lbs you/your bike lose
    -Diet Diet Diet!!! Your weight is your bikes weight!!!
    -Make sure your fluids are not high...or low!!!!
    -Take a **** before you ride....seriously!! "Each day, on average, people produce 1 ounce of poop for each 10 pounds of their body weight." so for a 200lb person that's 1-2lbs a day =P


    PLEASE POST MORE WEIGHTS!!!
    Anytime you replace something on your bike please post the weight of the original part and then the weight of the replacement part to add to the weight reduction chart
    (Please post pictures of the part on the scale)
    (Please weigh with a lbs/oz fish scale accurate down to the oz)

    EDIT:
    I recently made a Excel spread sheet that will calculate HP/Weight/HP:LB ratios for you =) called Perdurables FZ6R Weight Calc some pictures attached i attached it in a zip file to this thread. Keep and eye out for updates!!!

    ***Current Version 2.0
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    Shall I make this a Sticky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FZRblack View Post
    Shall I make this a Sticky?
    Would be nice sir!!! /salute
    haha yes pleasseee
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    Nice thread!

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    Tonight I will go in and weight a lot of the gear removed from my bike and put some new statistics up!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by perdurable View Post
    Tonight I will go in and weight a lot of the gear removed from my bike and put some new statistics up!!!
    interested in the weight of the rear grab bar. that thing has to weigh in at ten pounds or so.. but it does take a beating if you flip you bike...
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    Need to weigh the stock parts AND the aftermarket that you are replacing them with and then subtract the two for your weight "loss".

    Good idea. I think you are a big "generous" on a lot of your weights though
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    Quote Originally Posted by perdurable View Post
    Tonight I will go in and weight a lot of the gear removed from my bike and put some new statistics up!!!
    Does it make a difference in performance? I know weight is certainly a factor but wind resistance becomes a larger and larger factor the faster you are going. The amount of force (resistance) increases exponentially.

    Look at this calculator for the amount of force on a sail at various wind velocities. Wind Load Calculator

    4'x4' sail (16 square feet), 50 knot wind Load is 172.4 Pounds. 100 knot wind Load is 689.6 Pounds. Now it is talking about sails and not motorcycles but the exponential increase in force is the same.

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    Whoever has done rear sets should add that too. I imagine that is a good amount of weight saved as well.
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    Good start but lets be more realistic.

    Stock Wet Weight = 467Lbs
    X#1 -5 - 8lbs TBR C/F Exhaust
    X#3 -2 -3bs Fender Eliminator + Intergraded tail light
    X#4 -2 -3lbs Replace the Stock battery
    X#5 -.5 - 1lbs Replace stock handlebars with some Apex Clip on Bars
    X#6 -.5 - 1lbs The injection pump assembly and hosing + backoff plates
    X#7 -.5 - 1lbs Replace the stock bar ends with nylon
    X#8 -1 -2lbs Replace stock mirrors with pig spotters or bar ends
    X#9 -.25 - .5lbs Gearing down your sprockets
    X#11 -1lb Remove your Tool Bag [-Field Fixable]
    X#12 -.25lbs Remove Stock Reflectors
    X#13 -.5lbs Flush Mount blinkers [-Intention Visibility]

    End Wet Weight Max = 453.5Lbs
    End Wet Weight Min = 445.75Lbs

    Total weight reduction = 13.5 to 21.3LBS
    John

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