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raider87
Modifying my 2015 FZ07. Having 2wdw flash ECU, installing a Yoshi R77 and taking off the air filter snorkel. Can't wait. Next thing I have in mind to seriously crank up HP/pound is to lose the 20 pounds of weight I've put on in the last year. I think that will do more for performance than any of the other mods.
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blackout
Yup.
 
I lost 25 pounds so I could fit well in a size 42 leather suit.
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ralph
Yep eat less pies get healthy save money, better power the weight ration
think how expensive it would be replacing enough of the bike with carbon
fiber or titanium even unobtainium win win and save money to.
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r1limited
HP to weight is a huge gain and so over looked. From Unsprung weight to Sprung weight loosing 10 lbs on a bike is huge loosing 20 lbs on your carcass is even better.
 
My goal is to reduce 20lbs off the FZ this winter, this will be accomplished a few ways, after market exhaust and stripping down the crap that is not needed.
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blackout
Had a 30 minute session at the last trackday. I'm so out of shape! More squats....

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faffi
Had a 30 minute session at the last trackday. I'm so out of shape! More squats....
But then your pants may not fit anymore :D 
I'm 5'11" and 200 lb, reasonably fit, and use 3XL jackets and XL pants, and yet room for both arms and thighs are borderline, while waistline is generous, especially for the jackets. If you are muscular, I don't think you have much chance of finding anything off the rack that fits - you must have riding suits tailor made because there will not be room for arms, chest and legs. 
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blackout
Had a 30 minute session at the last trackday. I'm so out of shape! More squats....
But then your pants may not fit anymore :D 
I'm 5'11" and 200 lb, reasonably fit, and use 3XL jackets and XL pants, and yet room for both arms and thighs are borderline, while waistline is generous, especially for the jackets. If you are muscular, I don't think you have much chance of finding anything off the rack that fits - you must have riding suits tailor made because there will not be room for arms, chest and legs. 
Funny you say that, my knees are tight in my leather Joe Rocket 6.0 suit.  This is only noticeable when my knees are bent, like when riding.  lol  Anyways, I'm hoping the leather will stretch, or maybe find someone local that can let that area out..... 

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michigan400
Are the lightweight batteries like Shorai a good idea for the FZ? Will they be as reliable as a standard glass mat or whatever they put in them now? I've seen people say they are great and others say they are not reliable.
 
My KTM enduro has a kickstart also so I was considering one for that a few years ago but my want list exceeded my actual budget by quite a bit so I never got one. LOL!!!
 
 

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faffi
I have a Lithium battery in my MT07 that is well under 2 lb and it works great.

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r1limited
A YUASA OEM replacement battery is 7 lbs the Shorai is just 2 so you literally shave 5 lbs off sprung weight. I was reselling Shorai for a awhile, initially they under rated the battery per bike, hated it on my R1, but loved the weight loss, yes you feel the 5 lbs missing. Dont believe me, how does the bike feel with a full tank of gas compared to empty? How much weight loss? 1 gal of gas weighs 6 lbs

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norcal616
Dump stock airbox for a Hordpower airbox
Hordpower engine package- Hi-comp pistons, cams and head work
Tail tidy
Aftermarket battery
 
That's a 385# bike now...
 
the Hordpower system is built off the yoshi pipe which you already have...No ECU flash available so all maps are used via PCV...

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raider87
I figure with HP gains from mods and 20 pounds of lost weight, the FZ07 will be half way to the HP/pound of the 09.

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Beemer
I'm fat and that's that!  :P
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faffi
And the trouble with losing weight is that you must diet for the rest of your life as the body will always try to come back to its former weight. If you drop from let's say 230 to 200 lb, your daily calorie requirement will be 15-20% less than it was when you were 200 going up because the body is in a state of deprivation and will reduce its metabolism in an attempt to gain the weight lost.
 
That's why most will go back to their pre-diet weight; it's difficult for most to stay hungry all the time. One way out of this is to add muscle; muscles burn calories to maintain themselves and weigh about twice that of fat, so you appear slimmer as well as are able to eat enough to stay satisfied. But now we're talking health as your bike will not care whether it's carrying flab or muscle - a pound is a pound regardless ;)

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markstertt
Dump stock airbox for a Hordpower airbox Hordpower engine package- Hi-comp pistons, cams and head work
Tail tidy
Aftermarket battery
 
That's a 385# bike now...
 
the Hordpower system is built off the yoshi pipe which you already have...No ECU flash available so all maps are used via PCV...
Last I heard the Hord flashed ECU's were available unless something drastic changed...I'll have to check because that was on my list for winter projects. 
Used to be that 10 lbs. lost equaled about 1 h.p. gained.
 
Lithium batteries work just fine and the wt. savings is significant, they maintain their charge for months on end and aren't much more expensive than the other types. I'm using Deltran in a dual sport and a really off brand in TTr-125, 4 yrs. on the latter and 3 yrs. on the Deltran.
 

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