another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Sunday, 27 March 2011


power to weight ratio, that's what it's all about, trimming the weight from your motorcycles components is the most cost efficient way of gaining performance, it's not rocket science, the less weight your given propulsion unit has to propel the faster it will go, i've been pretty brutal in my trimming of the sporty, no headlight, all the unecessary flab like the steering lock, exhaust hanger brackets and original wiring harness junked, the cam cover cut down, the original mag wheels changed for lighter alloy rims and spokes, [when they actually arrive, sore point], i've junked the twin disc, twin brembo caliper's i was running for a single disc/caliper, [more weight, more braking power needed, less weight, less braking power needed],  might need to make a forkbrace to stop the forks twisting when using this set-up, but it's still lighter than a twin disc/caliper set-up like i said , simple, egg/chicken thing, also, less unsprung weight, lighter wheels and one less disc?, i've cut weight everywhere, used carbon instead of alloy, everything on a harley is heavy, check out the original rear master cylinder/ fluid reservoir compared to the cagiva mito breaker item and plastic fluid reservoir, junking the standard drive pulleys and belt has saved a massive amount of weight compared to the chain and sprockets i'm going to run, no ignition barrel, no indicators, race seat, junked original speedo, replaced with lightweight trailtech unit, even dropping down to seven-eight's bars, [with japper clutch/brake lever combo], no switch gear, bar-end mirror instead of two heavy stock items, holes drilled in everything and ball milled everything else, no padding on the seat, race foam only, cut it down, make it lighter.........

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