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Today i have fitted my bike with a carbon nose cone and air box. having weighed the bits on the kitchen scales i have saved 4.3kg
old air box =1760g
new air box = 840g

old nose cone 1080g
new nose cone 600g

Left airtube 480g
Old left air tube 840g

Right airtube 520g
Old right airtube 800g

Left and right tank panel 160g
Old left and tight tank panels 300g

Left and right airbox covers 40g
Old left and right airbox covers 120g

Right hand mirror 180g
Old right mirror 180g

Old swing arm 6.62
Magnesium swing arm 4.58kg

over the coming months ill update as i buy more
 

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Today i have fitted my bike with a carbon nose cone and air box. having weighed the bits on the kitchen scales i have saved 1.4kg
old air box =1760g
new air box = 840g
old nose cone 1080g
new nose cone 600g
over the coming months ill update as i buy more
ALWAYS interested in lightening projects.
How about some pics to see the differences, in the airboxs in particular. I kinda specialize in induction and am curious.
 

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its already fitted and internal and external dimensions are appear exactly the same. however i have just ordered some new ram air tubes so when i fit those ill take pics of everything fitted to date
 

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How far are you going to go? I might have went over the top. Everything carbon, magnesium, and over 100 titanium bolts. Even the FGR forks and the monoblocs are lighter than stock.
 

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I'm looking to do a veltro rep, titanium bolts and carbon for sure, think I'll get the forks intruded and leave as stock, not sure I can wRrant magnesium but will see how the bug catches. I'm hoping to get alkatrax to do the paintwork but it's going to cost 3000englisg so again we will see how the pennies fall
 

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Good luck. With a Weight to HP ratio of about 2.3-2.5 lbs/HP on the F4, every 5 lbs of static weight is a net 2 HP effect. I have taken 43.82 lbs of weight off my track bike from stock, with 4.07 lbs of it being rotating mass. Big difference in feel. I wish I could reduce some of the weight from inside my track leathers, but I'm failing in that area. :ahhh:
 

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Good luck. With a Weight to HP ratio of about 2.3-2.5 lbs/HP on the F4, every 5 lbs of static weight is a net 2 HP effect. I have taken 43.82 lbs of weight off my track bike from stock, with 4.07 lbs of it being rotating mass. Big difference in feel. I wish I could reduce some of the weight from inside my track leathers, but I'm failing in that area. :ahhh:
43.82? Very respectable amount. If you care to elaborate, I'm willing to listen or read.
 

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The exhaust system was the single greatest reduction. The Ducati 749/999 headlight bucket was the next greatest reduction. Obviously, if you're keeping your bike street-legal, you'll need lights. But the headlight bucket was like a bowling ball hanging of the front of the bike.

 

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The exhaust system was the single greatest reduction. The Ducati 749/999 headlight bucket was the next greatest reduction. Obviously, if you're keeping your bike street-legal, you'll need lights. But the headlight bucket was like a bowling ball hanging of the front of the bike.

Wow, Did you create that sheet yourself? I kinda thought you were talking about an MV but still very interesting. Thanks for posting!
 

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Wow, Did you create that sheet yourself? I kinda thought you were talking about an MV but still very interesting. Thanks for posting!
Yes, I did. I had a goal to complete ALL of the potential reductions (70.73 lbs.) but haven't gotten there yet.

Though there are MANY more powerful bikes on the track, I really like my bike. It's a bit faster than the 600 fours and the 675 triples, but I have to get on the gas earlier coming out of a corner than the 1000's to minimize their advantage on the straights - though they will get me anyway.

Unfortunately these days, track day riders with 1000's that have traction control can now dial full "electronically controlled" throttle at the same time that I grab full throttle, and ultimately it eliminates the advantage that lower powered bikes used to have when they got on the power earlier.

Not sure this makes sense, but regardless, I've had the opportunity to use this bike for track days for many years, and enjoy it. I'm not racing, so it's all about enjoying the time on the track.
 

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Yes, I did. I had a goal to complete ALL of the potential reductions (70.73 lbs.) but haven't gotten there yet.

Though there are MANY more powerful bikes on the track, I really like my bike. It's a bit faster than the 600 fours and the 675 triples, but I have to get on the gas earlier coming out of a corner than the 1000's to minimize their advantage on the straights - though they will get me anyway.

Unfortunately these days, track day riders with 1000's that have traction control can now dial full "electronically controlled" throttle at the same time that I grab full throttle, and ultimately it eliminates the advantage that lower powered bikes used to have when they got on the power earlier.

Not sure this makes sense, but regardless, I've had the opportunity to use this bike for track days for many years, and enjoy it. I'm not racing, so it's all about enjoying the time on the track.
Yes, it does make sense.
 

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The exhaust system was the single greatest reduction. The Ducati 749/999 headlight bucket was the next greatest reduction. Obviously, if you're keeping your bike street-legal, you'll need lights. But the headlight bucket was like a bowling ball hanging of the front of the bike.

This is also how I feel about the MV. I want a carbon headlight housing unit:bawling:
 

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This is also how I feel about the MV. I want a carbon headlight housing unit:bawling:
Andrew, I can feel it eating at you. With all you've done to lighten your bike, the headlight bucket and the wheels have to be the final triumphs. :smoking:
 

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Torn on the wheels. I know they are sightly lighter but I do not think they look as good. Still would not turn them down.
 

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Lol got to love this I went and ordered EVERYTHING there was in carbon at beginning of last year the whole bike is cf apart from wheels couldn't use them here in uk with the roads as they are they just wouldn't last I even went and had bits made that I couldn't get threw JDS

She even got in to fast bikes mag in August just gone and is same months bike in there 2014 calender




 
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