Originally Posted by FightingChance
I had an 05 and 07 600RR at the same time shortly. It was amazing how much lighter and how much faster the 07 responded to steering inputs.
I haven't ridden the 3rd gen bikes but I can attest to the fact that the '06 doesn't steer that quickly. Having said that, when the suspension is set up correctly it's amazing. But quickly changing your line mid-corner? No, it's not there in it's natural state.
Yes the bst isn't finished in the dished part. Why would it be?
I didn't do ceramic bearings. They're a ton of money and not really optimal for this application anyway. People go to great lengths to save grams, I'd rather stick to things that are more substantial.
My 600 when I had it was 382lbs full of fuel on the Canadian national sbk official scale. Not bad.
You probably won't notice your exhaust and battery much. It only represents a 2-3% reduction in static weight. Having a full tank of fuel vs an empty one is more almost triple that. Is it night and day for you how much fuel is in the bike? If you want the bike to feel light just change the geometry.
At that price point, it would be nice to see the inside look as good as the outside
The robotex (?) wheels are finished inside and out and they look a lot better. Mind you, once the tire is on it's all moot so it's not a decision-breaker. I suspect I'll be bucking up for the ceramic bearings at the same time. It seems to me to be a case of 'why save now' - hahahaha
382 - that's nice. I would love to see what the bike was like at that weight point. On my last bike, the stock exhaust was also very heavy and on one side. Just going to a nice stainless exhaust saved something around 12 pounds and it was readily noticeable, mainly because the majority of the weight was on one side of the bike. Like the fuel tank, the battery is also 'up high weight' although obviously not as high as the fuel tank. I do notice the fuel weight - in fact, I'm very sensitive so I notice almost anything. That makes improvements a lot of fun.
The geometry will be changed as soon as the rear Ohlins gets ordered (probably next month). I have tried moving the forks up in the clamps but never seem to get much out of it. Others have said the real answer is raising the rear and I believe that.
I'm very encouraged by all the posts. The Carbon Wheels will be last on the list but the exhaust/battery/radiator/new rear sets etc are all on their way and I can install them all in an afternoon so it should make for a great test ride! Once that stuff is out of the way the focus will then be Ohlins rear and Carbon Fiber wheels. And...at some point....an engine overhaul as it needs a little bit of tranny work.
Don't know if anyone here has experience with engine overhauls but I am debating (at times) about the merit of honing the cylinders, boring the cylinders or buying a new block. If honing/boring the existing block I would not be able to get the cylinders re-coated (up here in Canada). So that's something I wonder about and have not decided on yet.