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Hey, they all weigh less when the front wheel is in the air! :D
 

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I generally don't fill the gas tank all the way just to keep the weight down. If I were setting out on a long trip, I would fill it.
 

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A T-shirt, flip flops, and shorts help too. OK, that there that was a joke. A lot of serious riders replace the lead acid battery for lithium, replace fairings, fenders, slip-on exhaust with carbon fiber, replace wheels with aluminum wheels and take stuff off like mirrors, pollution control, pillion....all for the sake of maybe 10 lbs.
 

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A T-shirt, flip flops, and shorts help too. OK, that there that was a joke. A lot of serious riders replace the lead acid battery for lithium, replace fairings, fenders, slip-on exhaust with carbon fiber, replace wheels with aluminum wheels and take stuff off like mirrors, pollution control, pillion....all for the sake of maybe 10 lbs.
Don't get me started on carbon parts... Another expensive hobby of mine is mtn biking, and the amount of money that people will spend on a carbon frame and carbon parts for the XC bikes is RIDICULOUS! And then road bikes... You have to take out a loan to buy some of those things.
 

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I have never bought an after-market part for a motorcycle, including replacing tires, until they have worn out that is, then I might go with another brand. I just cannot bring myself to replace perfectly good parts. If I need a replacement part, it has always been oem from the dealer. I don't plan to change anything on the FZ-07. It's perfect!
 

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I have never bought an after-market part for a motorcycle, including replacing tires, until they have worn out that is, then I might go with another brand. I just cannot bring myself to replace perfectly good parts. If I need a replacement part, it has always been oem from the dealer. I don't plan to change anything on the FZ-07. It's perfect!
One man's perfection is another man's playground! :)
 

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Im going to add weight to mine, windscreen and a bag for the back seat.
I need to weigh mine down my front wheel doest like to touch the road.
 

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A fly screen or a windshield? I'm not very tall and a fly screen helps a lot...pushes the wind right over my head on most bikes. It worked very well for me on the Ninja 300 and the Gixxer 1000 with those oem screens and I had no issues with wind. The crotch rocket riding position helps too and of course so do fairings as far as keeping the bike planted. It will probably be harder to escape wind with the FZ-07. Some people really seem to have issues with wind. Other people like me, not really. I think the helmet has a lot to do with that too. I kind of like the wind anyway...cools me in the summer and in the winter, I just dress for it.
 

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A T-shirt, flip flops, and shorts help too. OK, that there that was a joke. A lot of serious riders replace the lead acid battery for lithium, replace fairings, fenders, slip-on exhaust with carbon fiber, replace wheels with aluminum wheels and take stuff off like mirrors, pollution control, pillion....all for the sake of maybe 10 lbs.
The battery swap, alone, was good for for almost 6 Lbs. ( 7 vs 1.25 Lbs. )

My Duc 1098 S Ohlins front end was a bit heavier than the FZ 07 forks.

Akra was good for 5 Lbs off.

Tail light clean up = 1 Lb off,

Combined with the magnesium wheels , bike was down to 384 Lbs with full tank.

 

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I may do this myself. I can never bring myself to replace perfectly good parts though, but 12 lbs. especially the up high weight from the battery and tail changes are significant improvements. The only "weight reduction" I've done so far is drive around with half a tank of gas or less.
 
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