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Old Apr 24th 2017, 11:48 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Snk1199 View Post
For those who need smileys to convey additional level of communication: I was trying to be funny. My bad.

But John McGuiness is no joke!
Sorry man I'm just tired of all these guys talking about expensive ass "must have" performance parts when the bike is more than capable stock. Imagine if you are a bit hefty and weight 220-230lbs. Now tack on some leathers. What's your total weight now?
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I don't understand why people don't take this seriously. Not only is the rider going to receive all the benefits from gaining a healthier lifestyle (mobility, strength,stamina) the bike will get a better power/weight ratio as a byproduct. You can have an SL and that won't mean jack if you are overweight. Now I'm not saying that you are overweight but I would look into a mirror before dropping ridiculous amounts of money on bike parts. Now if you are in shape then yes opt for light weight parts/gear.
As I say to my wife, im not fat im bulking ;-)
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Old Apr 25th 2017, 12:41 PM   #13
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As I say to my wife, im not fat im bulking ;-)
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For those that know me I have become obsessed with the challenge of making my bike lighter. When the forum started there were a couple guys doing this and I did not understand it that much but now I am a convert. I think my good buddy Gecko is a bad influence.

Anyway spent this afternoon taking another 75 grams off the bike by making these carbon fibre parts to replace the original DP ones for the rear number plate.

I bought the 300mm x 200mm x 1mm Gloss carbon sheet from some site called Banggood which is like a Chinese ebay site. Less than $10 USD.

Bit of measuring and dremel work and two new CF pieces. Nothing beats hand making pieces for your bike. IMHO.

Bike whispering.

PS. 5.5 grams less with some Proti fuel cap screws.
Nice work Brad!
I found that some local RC car model shops have a good stock on CF sheets in different thicknesses. Alway good to have a Dremel and some of these sheets.
But your horn bracket made out of an IPhone cover will go down in history, very cool!
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Nice work Brad!
I found that some local RC car model shops have a good stock on CF sheets in different thicknesses. Alway good to have a Dremel and some of these sheets.
But your horn bracket made out of an IPhone cover will go down in history, very cool!
Gecko you should know because of you I just bought a 1g-5000g digital scale !!!

If the wife asks its for measuring the meals in my diet
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Gecko you should know because of you I just bought a 1g-5000g digital scale !!!

If the wife asks its for measuring the meals in my diet
that was fast...
arrived today in the mail
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Old Apr 26th 2017, 05:49 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by cristhian702 View Post
I don't understand why people don't take this seriously. Not only is the rider going to receive all the benefits from gaining a healthier lifestyle (mobility, strength,stamina) the bike will get a better power/weight ratio as a byproduct. You can have an SL and that won't mean jack if you are overweight. Now I'm not saying that you are overweight but I would look into a mirror before dropping ridiculous amounts of money on bike parts. Now if you are in shape then yes opt for light weight parts/gear.
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ever since I was a little kid I liked making things and modifying my pushbike, cars, motorcycles etc. I suspect we come from different generations too. If something broke when I was young we would wire it, pull it apart and try to fix it. No one just went and purchased a new part if the old one could be fixed or jury rigged in some way. My use of an old broken iPhone case to make the CF bracket for my horn is a good example. Cost zero. Nowadays it is a little harder to do that, I get that.

But I still like playing around with my bike. In another post you said you are tired of guys spending big money on expensive go fast bits they do not need. That is paraphrased of course.

The mod i posted about cost me about $10. For me it is just fun. I weigh 73 kg. I do not need to lose any more weight if I did people would think I was sick.

I do not race and its not about performance for me it is just fun. I work very hard for my money and work long hours. How guys spend their money on their bikes is up to them.

I like nothing better than to go out to my garage, put on some Pink Floyd and play around with one of my bikes. At the end I go to the beer fridge, sometimes my neighbour comes over and we bullshit about his Harley Davidsons and my bikes. I also enjoy sharing something I have done in case someone else wants to do the same. Over the years on this forum I have learned lots of neat tricks and tips about these bikes.

I am no Dani Pedrosa weight but for me it's not about that. It is about the weight of the bike and if I can reach the personal goal I have set. I have spreadsheet on my Macbook and keep an accurate tally to the gram of what I save. (Must be my German heritage, a penchant for record keeping) I drive a car worth $800 AUD and choose to spend my money on my bikes.

Time to get off this computer I have another little piece of carbon fibre to cut.
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Originally Posted by MrBIgBiker View Post
that was fast...
arrived today in the mail

Mr Big biker

Here is a photo I took eight days ago. Not sure why the weight is different. It is only a few grams. I have some calibration weights which are handy to check the accuracy of your scales. You can buy them cheap.

I have had this set of scales for about 2 years. Best thing for weighing those small parts. I have the motorcorse fuel cap coming and I am told it is 95 grams.

Look forward to seeing pics of your new pieces on your bike.
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Originally Posted by bradp51 View Post
cristhian

ever since I was a little kid I liked making things and modifying my pushbike, cars, motorcycles etc. I suspect we come from different generations too. If something broke when I was young we would wire it, pull it apart and try to fix it. No one just went and purchased a new part if the old one could be fixed or jury rigged in some way. My use of an old broken iPhone case to make the CF bracket for my horn is a good example. Cost zero. Nowadays it is a little harder to do that, I get that.

But I still like playing around with my bike. In another post you said you are tired of guys spending big money on expensive go fast bits they do not need. That is paraphrased of course.

The mod i posted about cost me about $10. For me it is just fun. I weigh 73 kg. I do not need to lose any more weight if I did people would think I was sick.

I do not race and its not about performance for me it is just fun. I work very hard for my money and work long hours. How guys spend their money on their bikes is up to them.

I like nothing better than to go out to my garage, put on some Pink Floyd and play around with one of my bikes. At the end I go to the beer fridge, sometimes my neighbour comes over and we bullshit about his Harley Davidsons and my bikes. I also enjoy sharing something I have done in case someone else wants to do the same. Over the years on this forum I have learned lots of neat tricks and tips about these bikes.

I am no Dani Pedrosa weight but for me it's not about that. It is about the weight of the bike and if I can reach the personal goal I have set. I have spreadsheet on my Macbook and keep an accurate tally to the gram of what I save. (Must be my German heritage, a penchant for record keeping) I drive a car worth $800 AUD and choose to spend my money on my bikes.

Time to get off this computer I have another little piece of carbon fibre to cut.
Very well said
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