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Engine Piston Options 5 months 3 weeks ago #31499

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When I stripped the bike  in '84? for paint and nickel I weighed the engine when I got it out  If I remember correctly? it was 235 lbs.
Kawboy........ You're good to go on that ceiling  winch.
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Engine Piston Options 5 months 3 weeks ago #31500

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When I stripped the bike  in '84? for paint and nickel I weighed the engine when I got it out  If I remember correctly? it was 235 lbs.
Kawboy........ You're good to go on that ceiling  winch.
Ok, I'll let Pat know I have your stamp of approval. I doubt you'll see a Christmas card from her this year. Maybe next if you tone it down. 

With a 657 lb dry weight  minus 235 lb for the engine that leaves 419 lb for the rest of the bike??
A  ZRX1200 has a dry weight of 492 lbs and if we allowed 185 lbs for the engine (quoted from Hayabusa.org)  we'd be looking at 307 lbs for the rest of the bike. Now if I was ANY good at losing weight, I wouldn't be 90 lbs overweight so now I have to ask, how we going to shave 419- 307 = 112 lbs off of this beast (the KZ1300 not me) and get it down to fighting weight??? Time to "get the lead out" I only ask this because if I get 112 lbs off of the KZ1300 I won't have to lose any weight personally to be just like the average rider on a stock KZ1300.

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