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Hi Cropduster - over here we don't get ABS as standard, so I'm guessing it's not that. I was wondering about the front fork change ... at first I thought it would be heavier, but maybe the walls can be thinner with the larger diameter as you mention.
dunno mate, just a guess but the wheels, forks and shocks are pretty well the only changes. Looking at the links though i'd hazard a guess and say the dry weight on the dealer page is a typo and Folkie is right, there's only few pounds between them.

I say this because i've had the wheels out of mine and even though they're cast alloy not spoked they're still not light, mine has ABS and the security system as std which undoubtedly adds more weight than one without (obviously) but mine is still quite heavy though i haven't weighted it or any parts to know what the actual numbers are.

I doubt it will make much difference in the long run, it's a Harley, they're not fast, nor are they light, they are what they are, i can't think of a worse candidate for a weight loss program because even though you could make it significantly lighter than it is it will always be heavier than any serious sports oriented bike, even naked like Monsters or Diavels etc.
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dunno mate, just a guess but the wheels, forks and shocks are pretty well the only changes. Looking at the links though i'd hazard a guess and say the dry weight on the dealer page is a typo and Folkie is right, there's only few pounds between them.

I say this because i've had the wheels out of mine and even though they're cast alloy not spoked they're still not light, mine has ABS and the security system as std which undoubtedly adds more weight than one without (obviously) but mine is still quite heavy though i haven't weighted it or any parts to know what the actual numbers are.

I doubt it will make much difference in the long run, it's a Harley, they're not fast, nor are they light, they are what they are, i can't think of a worse candidate for a weight loss program because even though you could make it significantly lighter than it is it will always be heavier than any serious sports oriented bike, even naked like Monsters or Diavels etc.
Thanks ... Yes, I'm betting there are typos involved now as well. Weight is not the only thing on my mind, and I'm not starting this as a serious weight loss project. I know it will never be as light as my '88, or my Ducati. I've always shied away from bikes over 550 pounds. Worried about my lack of strength for picking it up if I have to lay it down, I guess - even though I'm a tall girl, I'm not that strong. Some of my girlfriends ride big twins and full-size Indians without worrying about it, though, and like you said, it's probably down to only a very few pounds anyway. But having learned on a Honda Rebel and a Suzuki TU250, even my '88 883, which I've lightened down to about 460 pounds full of gas, feels rather heavy to me.
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Unless those weight figures are a lot more accurate than some of the other specs that Harley posts, I wouldn't read too much into them.
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I am not sure about Harley but some Companies figure bike weight in the engineering dept from drawings.
None of the Harley’s are cutting edge sport bikes so weight + or - 2% might not be a big deal to most people. pick one you like and go ride.
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