Saturday, 14 March 2009

Some observations on weight..

A friend of mine came calling today as he hadn't seen the build for a few weeks & he knows I like to crack on.. He turned up on his Evo - it's a dyna - something. I had a feel of the weight of his bike by leaning it about a bit and when he'd left I tried the same thing with mine. Woah.. big BIG difference - mine really does feel like a little Triumph or something. It's very light! I still have the weight of the primary & clutch to factor in plus a few bits like the chain etc & my mate's bike was probably fuelled-up but I would still estimate I'm in the region of 100 lbs lighter - very likely more. Light weight is worth so much - more acceleration & braking performance & easy handling getting on and off..

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