Where did I screw up?

Poetzsch,Robert E. poetzsch at uchc.edu
Wed Mar 11 05:17:53 PDT 2009

I think you meant your bike weighs 380# (188# front + 192# rear).

FWIF, my "stripped down" '99 SV650 SuperBike got down to about 340# with
a splash of gas and single front brake rotor using Marchesini magnesium
front wheel & Dymag magnesium rear wheel.

I know it's possible to get it lighter than that, but don't think below
320# is realistic.

Bob Poetzsch
LRRS/NE CCS Expert# 14
'96 BMW R1100RT (commuter)
'96 MZ Skorpion 720
'97 MZ Skorpion 660
'97 Tigcraft 686 SuperMono
'98 Honda RS125 (actively racing)
'99 Suzuki SV650 SuperBike
'99 Yamaha WR400F
'00 Yamaha TZ250 (actively racing)
'03 Rieju RS1 50cc (pit bike)
'04 KTM 525 SMR (Track Days)
Occasionally these bikes even run :-)
Email: poetzsch at uchc.edu
-----Original Message-----
From: sv650-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:sv650-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Doug Pippin
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:34 PM
To: sv650 at micapeak.com
Subject: Re: Where did I screw up?

I have a 200 track bike with a stock sub frame, sharkskin body work, 
and most unnecessary parts removed and it weighs 280 lbs with a full 
tank of gas.
188 lbs on the front and 192 lbs on the rear.

So I could see a bike weighing 260 lbs with more lightweight 
components and no fuel in the tank.

I agree about the sag. Just measure it.


At 03:00 PM 3/10/2009, you wrote:
>Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 08:52:44 -0700
>From: Ernest Montague <afm199 at earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: Where did I screw up?
>To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List <sv650 at micapeak.com>
>Don't calculate sag, measure it.  Unless you love doing math.
>You sure about that 360 pounds? My race bike with alu subframe and
>light bodywork is 380.

Doug Pippin


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