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what kind of weight reduction options do we have,
i have an 05 r6 and was wondering how much weight i could scrape off.
like engine covers and and lightweights wheels and such.
how much can you get off?
 

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Exhaust = +- 10lbs

Wheels = not sure, but heard significant

CF fairings

Engine covers i dont see dropping much, but when you add those to a ton of other little things like smog and other things i cant think of, you may lose another 3-4 lbs.

There is a lot you can do if you really want to get into it, although, it seems what makes you lose weight also makes you broke, those are the expensive go fast part usually.
 

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Lose some wieght? lol, jk
 

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yeah probably the cheapiest way is for you to go on a diet
 

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i looked up some magnesium wheels but they like $ 2,200 for two.
they scrape off 5lbs a wheel.
i weigh about 170 lbs and cant get any more weight off, iam 6'2.
i think i just geta bigger bike or turbo it , i found a place that will slap in a turbo for 5 grand installed. puts out 140 to the ground for thats all the fuel system can handle. right now i got about 110 to the ground , an o5 .
140 would be ballsy
what your thoughts


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People I ride with and i've heard other people comment to me " why did you only get a 600" and to me thats pretty much all I need also I wiegh 130 wich is at least 50 less then most rider out there, lol. I mean look at it this way yea maybe wieght does count but on a bike aren't gonna get a hude loss not like a car...
 

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Are you drag racing? That's the only reason to try to get that much power to the wheel. And if you're drag racing, why the hell did you get an R6 and not a 'Busa?
 

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You can lose weight in the following places.... belly, ass... no, but seriously here you go:

Wheels (aluminum forged Carros) can save you probably 7-8 pounds for the set. A 520 conversion will take some weight off. Exhaust... the smog stuff can go.. If you are not worried about staying legal, the fairings and lights. Lose the passenger pegs... I suggest exhaust and wheels, especially the wheels. Get the BSTs if you can afford them, they are superlight carbon fiber.
 

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It really depends on your budget... Assuming cost no object, carbon wheels (BST or Dymag) and CMC rotors (ceramic composite - saves you 4lbs which is insane) will give you the greatest rewards -- weight savings overall and unsprung and rotational mass savings. You can save an additional 4-7 lbs. by going with all Ti fastners (and full Ti exhaust), but the fasteners alone will cast you a couple of grand. You could go crazy like a friend of mine did and have a carbon monocoque tailsection designed that will replace your subframe altogether and save you another 10 lbs or so... sky's the limit...
 

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iniquity, no i dont do drag but like top speed. i have hit 162 numerous times and i just want more. a liter bike puts down more hp and the best track bike of all the desmosedici rr has 181 to the ground. albeit it has a 200 size tire.
i just want more top end grunt pretty much. and maxx i did not know they made wheels of carbon and the tail sectio is a good idea, what company makes them you know??
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BST and Dymag make 5-spoke carbon wheels. Dymag also makes (or used to make) a 3-spoke carbon wheel, though I don't think they had an application for the R6 with the 3-spoke. Carbon monocoque tails are usually one off customs (outside the world of high end racing like MotoGP). They are very expensive as they have to be designed and built from scratch. The one my friend had commissioned was $4k+, and there is a fairly long lead time... Still interested?
 

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iniquity, no i dont do drag but like top speed. i have hit 162 numerous times and i just want more. a liter bike puts down more hp and the best track bike of all the desmosedici rr has 181 to the ground. albeit it has a 200 size tire.
i just want more top end grunt pretty much. and maxx i did not know they made wheels of carbon and the tail sectio is a good idea, what company makes them you know??
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Got my r6 a few weeks ago and just joined the forum, so hello to everyone!!!

It's very possible to break into the 170s and up with this bike.

I have an '05 r6 and its pinged 180-185 mph mark a couple times. I have a full yoshimura exhaust (tri-oval carbon fiber can), k&n air-filter, and a power commander with a very top-end happy mapping. I'm 5'11, ~160lbs. The r6 has the grunt you're looking for, you just have to unleash it like the monster that it is. 185 wasn't even as high as it could go either, it was still picking up speed, I just didn't have the room (or the balls for that matter) to take it any higher.
 

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seriously if thats all you want is to go fast in a strait line, sell your bike and get a liter. if your serious about doing any number of the mods suggested thats gonna drop your weight down (and only a little bit of weight at that) its gonna run you thousands of dollars and wont net you the gains your looking for.

and 5 grand for a turbo that only gets you 140 rwhp? not worth it. use that 5 grand to upgrade to a liter bike that will put down more than 140hp stock.
 
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