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post #271 of 541 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Going to go with this look for the tank, I think.
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post #272 of 541 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Also - installed the TPO Parts titanium engine studs last night - very nice looking parts, too bad I won't see them again until I change the motor. Didn't save a whole lot of weight, but I slept well last night just knowing that they are in there!

Installation was pretty easy - the stock studs are just long bolts with a nut at the end (right side facing forward), whereas the TPO parts are a long bolt with a washer and nut at each end. The 12mm diameter was the same between the two even though I read that a few bikes needed to be drilled to manage this. To get them in, I removed the nuts on the OEM studs, then greased the new parts and slowly tapped them in with a rubber mallet until they were clearly aligned. The important part was when it got near to the point where the OEM stud left the frame, I gave a pretty good whack to get the new one in there before the engine could shift at all and make alignment a little more difficult. I had the engine on a floor jack and a ladder sling holding the frame in place so that there was never a chance of a big slip apart.
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Going to go with this look for the tank, I think.
That would look great.

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post #274 of 541 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 07:17 PM
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Were the originals bolts or studs? The reason I ask is everything I had read said the problems with breakage was with the "bolts" which were supposedly discontinued sometime around 2000. Mine had bolts so off they came. You're right, no big weight savings but no corrosion and worries about one snapping, so money well spent in my book.
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Weight watchers...

OEM Swingarm Pivot - 19 oz
TPO Parts Titanium Swingarm Pivot - 11.3 oz

About half a pound... OEM End bolts are .1 oz lighter than titanium, but likely a lot weaker and certainly not as cool looking.
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OEM engine fasteners were bolts.
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Weight Watchers part II

Replacing the rear sprocket setup from OEM with aluminum bolts to CNC Racing flange, AFAM Superlite Carrier, Sprocket and cush drives dropped the weight of that component from 4.2 lbs to 2.1 lbs - that is cheap for the amount of rotating weight lost.

Now that I have a digital kitchen scale, I'll start weighing different things and post them as I couldn't find any before and after weights to decide whether changes are worthwhile or just for a good feeling. Maybe after a bit I'll create a Google Sheet and share it so that we can create an S model weight bible.
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Cool thread. No substitute for weight drop. I've dropped 29.96 lbs. off my '04 M1000S including 5.31 lbs. of rotating weight.

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I put together an Excel spreadsheet for my 620. Can't figure out how to post it here but if you want it shoot me a PM with an email addy and I'll send you and unprotected copy. You can just input your data.
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Just pulled an measured 36 bolts on my moto, then went to Pro-Bolt and added to basket. All non load bearing bolts in aluminum, all critical bolts in Ti. $287 bucks. I'll weight the delivery as a batch, and then weigh everything I pull out as a batch to see how much weight I'm lost. I'm expecting to be at least 50lbs light than when I started by the time I get this stuff done - maybe even 60lbs.

To get to 300, I think CF tank and Ti frame will be necessary... either that or doing something stupid.

Also, I'm guessing the loom is full of extra metal that's not used, but rewiring is down the road...
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