View Full Version : How low can you go..............?

23-12-14, 12:31 PM
.............so - today i nipped off to Boogieman's workshop, to put the blue seat on his scale.

203kg with 10 liters of fuel.

Pretty happy with that.

Thanks for the use of your scale Ben.


23-12-14, 12:49 PM
Mines that light.....without the motor.:p

Shin-Ken 1074
23-12-14, 01:41 PM
203kg, some more Jenny Craig needed there Derek, she is still a bit porky!

23-12-14, 04:59 PM
I thought you had a Katana Derek not a fat lady?


23-12-14, 06:17 PM
You could always lose some more weight by removing the left hand mirror, it's easy to do too!

That is rather impressive Derek, that would equal about 190 kilos dry weight, well done.

23-12-14, 08:10 PM
Alloy fuel tank must be close to the last thing?


23-12-14, 08:16 PM
That's impressive considering my GSXR has an 11kg lighter engine and aluminium alloy frame and it was stil 21kg heavier than the Kat'.

23-12-14, 08:19 PM
Boogieman - I think you left your wallet on your seat!

24-12-14, 06:43 AM
That's impressive Derek! 3kg to go! :D

Shin-Ken 1074
24-12-14, 07:52 AM
Soo very close to that sub 200 kg target Derek. I would have thought that with all the work you have done to slim down your Baby (the Kat) she would have dropped under the magic 200 kg even with 10 lt of fuel. Perhaps the GSXR tubes, six pot stoppers, exhaust wrap, Ohlins and oil cooler have added a few grams here and there however, the larger rear tyre could be adding the extra few kgs. What does it weigh compared to the 130/80/17 Sport Demon which comes in at 5.445 kg? Foam grips will shave another 100 grams off.


24-12-14, 11:09 AM
Mine was 209 kg with a couple of litres of juice in it, no carbon wheels or anything...

24-12-14, 11:11 AM
Oh yeah, 10 litres of fuel is about 7-7.5 kg for reference.

24-12-14, 01:11 PM
Derek, you could buy these from me, they might save you another kg or 2 also?


Not sure if you saw them on my bike at the Pit Stop when I was on the extended Power Circle a few weekends ago. My original pegs arrived the following week. I think I'll worry about my own fat ass before I look at trying to lose bike weight :D



24-12-14, 02:58 PM
Yes Derek my wallet weighs a lot. But remember coins are heavier than notes but they don't get you far.

Nick Kakasiouris
30-12-14, 11:16 PM
Good effort Derek and nice to see that the coke can one liners have been put away.

31-12-14, 04:44 PM
Good job
I would happy if I could get below 220.

01-01-15, 09:01 PM
My composite guy seems to have gone off the boil with the carbon parts idea so I'm going to have a go at it in the new year. I reckon we could get it under purely by doing a fairing and tank in carbon.