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Offline thomasp48

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SE Weight Loss
« on: June 18, 2015, 11:20:27 pm »
Has anyone tried stripping the SE of excess weight? Is there anything that can be reasonably done to make it lighter?  Weight and seat height are my two main problems. I'm waiting on lowering links, is there anything I can do to bring it closer to my K1200RS 628 lb?

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Re: SE Weight Loss
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 12:26:55 am »
You can eliminate some lbs by removing all the luggage.  I think in total they weigh about 40 lbs empty.  I've ridden mine bare and it is definitely lighter, brakes quicker, and is a heap easier to put on the stand even with lust lowering links on it.  It also looks pretty good bare, unlike some others that come fitted out with luggage.  Does the RS have luggage?  If not then you are probably used to not needing so much storage, and may get by with just a tank bag or soft bag on the tail rack.
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Re: SE Weight Loss
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2015, 12:30:52 am »
Put down the Beer & Pizza! :161:
I must be going too fast for too long evey time i get back i'm younger!!

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Re: SE Weight Loss
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2015, 12:33:29 am »
Horror of Horrors! No Beer! No Pizza!  Just like short people, got no reason to live.  :153:
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Re: SE Weight Loss
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015, 01:27:18 am »
 I'm not short what I have is an exceptionally efficient low center of gravity for handling. :164:
I must be going too fast for too long evey time i get back i'm younger!!

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Re: SE Weight Loss
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2015, 03:48:56 am »
I also struggle with the weight of the Trophy but I believe it is because of where the weight is centered as well as the weight itself.  The Trophy is very top heavy and gets even worse with a passenger.  I've also got a Triumph Tiger 1050 which has a higher seat height than the Trophy but I don't feel the top heaviness of the Trophy even though I can't flat foot either bike (granted the Tiger has less weight overall).  Some basic design decisions such as having the fuel tank above the CG of the bike doesn't lend itself to help this issue.  The luggage weight is also excessive compared to what I have on my other Triumphs'.  There's not a lot one can do to lighten up the bike without taking away functionality (e.g. removing the luggage).  It truly is amazing how light the bike handles for the amount of weight you are throwing around in the corners.  Maybe Triumph will make an improvement on the next iteration of Trophy but I have a feeling that may be a long time off.

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Re: SE Weight Loss
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 05:40:44 am »
Oh for the days when  I could look to the bike for the weight problem :164:
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Re: SE Weight Loss
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2015, 03:19:31 pm »
I intentionally don't lose weight so that the smarty pants TES isn't always wanting to recalibrate because of a lighter rider.  No, I haven't tried that explanation on my wife. :008:
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