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Offline OuzoStreet

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Re: KIRK new member. Essex
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2020, 11:52:16 PM »
I changed to a lithium battery. The new one only weighs 800g (from memory) so the total saving was 2.1kgs compared to a lead acid one. To be honest the bike doesn't actually feel massively lighter as I guess it still carries the weight quite high, but it's a bit like the difference between having a full tank of fuel and a nearly empty one  :002: If I had the money I'd put lighter wheels on, lots of titanium bolts and a really light exhaust!

There was the odd time where riding in the wet was ok, especially on an R1, but more than anything I hated the issues it caused the bike each winter etc. - I felt like I was forever rebuilding brake calipers and so on.

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Re: KIRK new member. Essex
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2020, 08:06:23 AM »
The wheels would make a huge difference to the weight of the bike and your wallet! Lol!
I can't be arsed with the bad weather either, it's hard enough finding time to do the fun bits on the bike!

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Re: KIRK new member. Essex
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2020, 09:52:16 PM »
Some tyres are lighter than others, so that could be worth looking into...
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