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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Magnesium kit part weights

Does anyone have the weights for the
Magnesium kit parts offered for the pre-2010 models?
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Why, since you ask, of course.

Lower triple clamp: 2 pounds 8 ounces. Stock: 3 pounds 12 ounces.
Swing arm: 10 pounds 4 ounces. Stock: 15 pounds 6 ounces
Mid frame plates: 4 pounds 4 ounces. Stock: 6 pounds 8 ounces.

Wheel weights are available elsewhere. I weighed them but can't find my notes.

So far, I've removed 68 pounds from the Veltrat SuPeRlight and added 29 pounds.
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Do you have the mag hub weight?
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No, that I don't have. The hub in the SPR with the magnesium parts was the stock hub.
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Do you have the mag hub weight?
HUB
Mozzo vuoto in Mg: 446gr.
Mozzo vuoto in Al: 670gr.

Star Wheels
Cerchi originali a stella fusi in conchiglia completi: 9.63Kg (4199+5426gr)
Cerchi a stella fusi in magnesio completi: 7.78Kg (3574+4212gr)

4,5Mg~3Al~2Ti~Fe

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This is from a thread on installing some of these magnesium parts:
Magnesium vs. Alloy weights:

Alloy swing arm: 6.62 kg (14.6 pounds)
Magnesium swing arm: 4.58 kg (10.1 pounds)

Alloy Left frame plate: 1.4 kg (3.1 pounds)
Magnesium frame plate: 1.12 kg (2.5 pounds)

Alloy right frame plate: 1.6 kg (3.5 pounds)
Magnesium right frame plate 1.18 kg (2.6 pounds)

Alloy total: 9.62 kg (21.2 pounds)
Magnesium total: 6.88 kg ((15.2 pounds)

Saving 2.74 kg (6 pounds) (28 % lighter)

A significant weight is removed from the swing arm. All I have read about this subject confirms that reducing unsprung weight is where the most significant advantages in handling are found (unsprung weight = wheels, rear sprocket, brake discs, axles and of course the swing arm).

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Yes shaving unsprung weight is very important both from a handling perspective but also a traction perspective. Reducing the unsprung weight will allow the wheel to react quicker to road imperfections keeping the tire in contact with the road. Another thing to consider is where that weight is, the further it is from the center of gravity the bigger the influence it will have on the system.
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This is from a thread on installing some of these magnesium parts:
Magnesium vs. Alloy weights:

Alloy swing arm: 6.62 kg (14.6 pounds)
Magnesium swing arm: 4.58 kg (10.1 pounds)

Alloy Left frame plate: 1.4 kg (3.1 pounds)
Magnesium frame plate: 1.12 kg (2.5 pounds)

Alloy right frame plate: 1.6 kg (3.5 pounds)
Magnesium right frame plate 1.18 kg (2.6 pounds)

Alloy total: 9.62 kg (21.2 pounds)
Magnesium total: 6.88 kg ((15.2 pounds)

Saving 2.74 kg (6 pounds) (28 % lighter)

A significant weight is removed from the swing arm. All I have read about this subject confirms that reducing unsprung weight is where the most significant advantages in handling are found (unsprung weight = wheels, rear sprocket, brake discs, axles and of course the swing arm).
Dave, I think there may be something wrong with your calculations old beaney.

From the figures you have posted I have calculated that the Alloy/ Mag weight saving on the parts listed is in fact 12lbs. and not six.

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