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Hi there.
I m always trying to lightweight ma cafe sportster, cause at milwaukee they seems to thinks that fat and weighty is nice
At this time my bike is around 220kgs. But I have a think I ve many kgs to lose on wheels.
Two ways : found some wheels and adapt them or put akront stuff and rear alloy hub...
Does anyone have done this job before? Any advice?
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Hi,
I saved around 8 kg when I switched to 2.5x18 and 3.5x18 aluminium rims with 100/90 and 140/70 Tyres. I'ive done some more diet and the actuell wheight is around 205kg dry.
You can save 6kg when you switch to a small Li-Battery and so on.
Here's a picture of my little racer.
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Wow 202 is f***g light..
I want to keep the 16/19 rims but it could save some kgs if I go alloy....
What s the ref. of your battery?
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My Battery is a JMT Lithium-Batterie HJTX14AH-FP . This is the type for 2004-up models where you have to build a new/smaller holder to fit in our frame. Save again some weight!
It's now over 3 years in the bike without any problems. I've never had to charge it after the winter.
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I will look for that
Do you have photos?
Thanks very much
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Hey haegar what was your method to measure the weight of your bike?
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Just to add that losing rotational weight and unsprung weight will be more noticeable than losing weight from elsewhere on the bike.

Rotational weight.. wheels, tyres, discs, sprocket.

Unsprung weight.. all of the above plus fork lowers, brakes, swingarm.. ie all the parts that are not supported by the springs of the suspension.

My own XL1000 special weighs 395 lbs dry, 420 wet.

The good news is that Harleys are built from heavy components (for good or ill) and so its fairly easy to drop 50 lbs, after that you have to work at it.
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Thanks merch...
I m actually looking for some rims for my bike...
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What gas tank is that?

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Hi,
I saved around 8 kg when I switched to 2.5x18 and 3.5x18 aluminium rims with 100/90 and 140/70 Tyres. I'ive done some more diet and the actuell wheight is around 205kg dry.
You can save 6kg when you switch to a small Li-Battery and so on.
Here's a picture of my little racer.
Greeting from Germany
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