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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2011, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Weight reduction & parts swaps

I just got a 98 zx-7 and wanted to know all the weight reduction i can do to it, and if there are any parts that can be swapped from newer zx's. please help this is my first sport bike need some help.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2011, 09:48 PM
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As you asked in the other thread:

The ZX10 front and rear swaps are fairly easy and drop some good weight. Especially the wheels, where it helps the most.

Some have done 636 forks as well.

Other than that, fab an new subframe without all the extra brackets and battery tray with solo tail.

Use an A123 lithium battery, which weighs barely 1.5 pounds versus practically 10 pounds for OEM.

Full titanium exhaust.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2011, 05:21 AM
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Currently my weight reductions:

Stainless exhaust
Solo tail with no brackets, no latches, no trays
Gilles rearsets (saves about 2lbs)
Fibreglass Airbox
Fibreglass Air Intakes
remove passenger pegs
Lithium Battery (on its way)



Other weight reduction options:
zx10r swing arm and front end (saves about 20lbs with wheels I have heard)
Carbonfibre body


Or:

I like this one more....


Build up the POWER!!!

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2013 Kawasaki 300R - Limited Edition Green/Black (GF's new wheels)
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2011, 10:13 AM
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The weight on my Muzzy WSBK reductions are:

Marchesini magnesium wheels
Evodash gauge pack
Carbon fiber fairings
Carbon fiber air intake
Graves aluminum fairing stay
Removal of all the stock headlight, gauges, stays and replaced with custom projector headlight in the left intake (This is a 93 style WSBK frame but with 96 style body work)
Harris rearsets
Custom titanium pedals for rearsets
Brembo Master Cylinders from Ducati 1098 with CRG levers
remove passenger footpegs
Full Titanium Akrapovic exhaust with carbon can
Titanium exhaust bracket
ZX10R Ohlins shock
Muzzy suspension link
Muzzy adjustable dog bones
Lithium battery
Brembo calipers
Racetech rotors
Aluminum R tank
09 ZX10R swingarm, not using the heavy ZX7 sleeve
09 ZX10R forks with Ohlins inserts
Attack triple clamps
Brembo rear caliper with custom aluminum bracket
Titanium bolts everywhere including the axles


Can't wait to get this thing on the road ...
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The weight on my Muzzy WSBK reductions are:

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH


Can't wait to get this thing on the road ...
SHOW OFF hahahaha



I also try not to consume anything but liquids the night before a ride and take a huge dump before I leave... results in a 5-7lbs difference in weight... :rof l

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 01:22 PM
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hey i have a 93 l model anyone know of any upgrades regarding weight saving, like the idea of lighter wheels, best place to lose weight..
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hey i have a 93 l model anyone know of any upgrades regarding weight saving, like the idea of lighter wheels, best place to lose weight..
Same things apply, ZX10 front and rear, or ZX636 Front swap yadda yadda yadda

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Whats up with the A123 battery, where do i get one?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 09:57 PM
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Whats up with the A123 battery, where do i get one?
http://www.mavirykdesign.com/

http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/?me...A4E&sid=789565

Or make your own from some DeWalt battery packs...

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