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Default How much weight comes off with weld-on hardtail kits?

That's about it really.

LowBrow, VooDoo, TC Bros, and any number of others out there. Seems that these weld-ons weigh in around 22 to 25 pounds on their own.

But how much is removed after that big hunk of crap is cut off? 2 shocks, swingin arm, some heavy construct around the swingarm pivot. seat supports, fender supports, shock mounts .... that crap looks heavy... especially when I see a picture of the cut-off on the shop floor, man there's some METAL there.

How much weight in general is removed when installing one of these weld-on hardtail kits?
Talking frame stuff only (not oil tank, battery, wheel choice, etc)... said another way, how much lighter is a bike .. in general .. after the weld-on hardtail kit is installed?

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Look at the difference here .... that's one big ass hunk of stuff that is replaced with a lot less big ass hunk.

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Never thought of of riding the bike to the city dump scales and checking weight differences.

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I don't usually use giggle. That may have been the trouble. I've been searching and researching these weight and fitment issues since I became a member here, so it's not like I haven't tried!

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Alrighty then .. so having done the research within the course and heading provided by Member Rokytnji it looks like roughly 30/35 pounds come off when chopping off the entire rear suspension and replacing it with pretty much any of the weld-on kits.

Of course that will depend on what one starts with and what they finish with.

But the round numbers appear to say ~roughly~ 30-odd pounds come off when comparing a suspended frame and converting that same frame to a hardtail via one of the kits.

Big help, thanks tons mang.
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maybe you loss some weight in this way...
but with a rigid... each road bump you risk to fly in the sky... since all that "crap" you got rid of... had a proper function
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maybe you loss some weight in this way...
but with a rigid... each road bump you risk to fly in the sky... since all that "crap" you got rid of... had a proper function
I had not thought about that at all!

Thanks for the tip.
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Better tip, get a seat with springs. Well mounted rigid can be smooth if well built.
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Better tip, get a seat with springs. Well mounted rigid can be smooth if well built.
sure the rider comfort will improve...
still the bike had to be glued on the road though

before invest in that... you can make a try... purchase two rigid struts and mount them where are now the rear shocks... so you will know if you like the bike behaviour or not before butcher her...
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Arizona and Texas roads on 2 lanes are probaby smoother than most. A lot of roads are concrete surfaced now. For spring seat. My big ass requires a leaf spring seat.

Hardtails are better then swing arms when going off trail in the desert. Just my personal opinion when going off road on my sportsters.
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