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Best ways to cut 30 lbs or so from a Bobber..?

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Okay so I'm really no expert on this but when I purchased mine the sales chap (who races Triumphs) suggested I replace the cat. This I did but not sure how much weight I dropped from this process but having lifted the cat it's rather hefty so I think that would be a good start.

Perhaps someone more authoritative than I can say how much weight this sheds from the bike?

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Curtail beer, Ice cream, and bread.....???? substitute vodka....

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I am quite sure you didn't replace the cat, you removed it and I am guessing you saved 6 or 8 lbs in the process! The bad news is that since it's the lowest point on the bike you can't feel it!

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Sorry I should have been more specific.

It was 'replaced' with the x-pipe decat.

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Fit straight thru complete exhaust system, shed a load of lbs and gain some power & noise, win win.
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Curtail beer, Ice cream, and bread.....???? substitute vodka....


Or substitute Scotch.

In my younger days I rode bicycles. I spent big bucks buying the lightest shifters and the lightest pedals and the lightest seats. And then one day someone told me to get rid of a few pounds myself. It worked and was a lot cheaper than buying expensive parts.

As for the Bobber . . . it is already stripped down. A lighter exhaust might help.

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Good luck finding a light set of straight through unless you go to a custom pipe shop. Place in Thailand does it but they want the bike there so not an option for me. I tried customizing a pair of mass moto pipes meant for Bonnie t120ís but it would take major customization so unfortunately I wasted a lot of money. Iíd venture to say Iíve lost close to that on my Bobber though. The catalytic converter alone I bet is a good 10lbs. That thing is unnecessarily heavy.


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But yes losing your own weight is the best. I just recently shed close to 40lbs myself.


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I think 30 Lbs off the actual bike might be hard to do. But Cat Delete, Air Box Delete, Smaller, or No Rear/Front Fenders, Small LED lights, Straight Pipes (if you can live with the noise) all would help. Fill the tires with Helium? Make sure you take a good dump before you go riding? Not sure on the OPs weight sitaution, but I am in the camp of loosing body weight is the best way, and lots of upside on the health front for many of us. Plus I do not think reducing the mass by a few percentage points makes that much difference for street/road riding. However, a true Bobber is a striped to the bones bike, IMHO. I will be doing a Cat Delete, an Air Box Delete and reducing the size of the lights by going to high intensity LEDs. Once done I will add up the mass/weight numbers and post them.
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