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PostSubject: Swing on a diet   Mon 01 Oct 2012, 18:25

Anyone try/thought to lighten the swing and do it safely. Doing this has to retain the basic look of the swing. Modifications allowed. JUST WONDERING........
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PostSubject: Re: Swing on a diet   Mon 01 Oct 2012, 19:17

Nah!

I just ride it! Leave the tinkering to others.
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PostSubject: Re: Swing on a diet   Mon 01 Oct 2012, 19:36

Full system exhaust will lighten it up a lot. Especially on the rear.
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PostSubject: Re: Swing on a diet   Mon 01 Oct 2012, 20:04

Getting a Li-Fe battery will immediately shed 10 lbs.

However, a long term cheaper mod would be for some of you old porkers to shed the 40+ lbs you're carrying around your midriff.
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PostSubject: Re: Swing on a diet   Tue 02 Oct 2012, 06:37

rollsroyce250 wrote:
Getting a Li-Fe battery will immediately shed 10 lbs.

However, a long term cheaper mod would be for some of you old porkers to shed the 40+ lbs you're carrying around your midriff.
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That was my first thought too rolls...... and I am as guilty as the rest!!! Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Swing on a diet   Tue 02 Oct 2012, 07:53

I know my Trail 90's would greatly appreciate the rider dropping a few pounds... Embarassed They just don't have the horsepower they did back when I was in college and MUCH thinner affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Swing on a diet   Tue 02 Oct 2012, 12:48

rollsroyce250 wrote:
Getting a Li-Fe battery will immediately shed 10 lbs.

However, a long term cheaper mod would be for some of you old porkers to shed the 40+ lbs you're carrying around your midriff.
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I have put too much time and investment into getting like this if you think for a moment I would squander all that time and effort!!! Not to mention Burgers and chocolate!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Swing on a diet   Tue 02 Oct 2012, 13:13

Y'all are makin me hungry, and I need to lose about 50lb's
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PostSubject: Re: Swing on a diet   Tue 02 Oct 2012, 17:51

Pipe and battery are probably least expensive significant weight loss at ~$28.00/lb.
Remove the tail "thing" behind the seat. ~5 lbs., $0.00.
Do you need both stands? Remove one (or both) ~5 - 15 lbs., $0.00.
Remove rear fender extension ~ 1 lb., $0.00.
I don't like the weight either but can't see eliminating anything or spending so much for so little, percentage that is. 20/550 = ~3.6%

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PostSubject: Re: Swing on a diet   Tue 02 Oct 2012, 19:42

But you lose some weight and add on a lil bit of horses to your SWing. To me that's improving the P-T-W ratio... Smile

But as said above, the rider has to shed off that unwanted lbs to reduce the overall weight... I need to shed off lots too...
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PostSubject: Re: Swing on a diet   Wed 03 Oct 2012, 04:03

Thanks for all your responses. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I do not carry much weight. Just wanted to know if anyone had tried anything to lighten the swing.
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