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    • Originally Posted by dbooth914 View Post

      I've always wondered, can you weigh the bike using a bathroom scale?
      I have 2 x $10 bathroom scales from Ikea that I use. Just sum the 2 = the weight of your bike!

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      • Whats the weight of a stock axle

        Originally Posted by wildwhl View Post

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        • Originally Posted by riot View Post

          I have 2 x $10 bathroom scales from Ikea that I use. Just sum the 2 = the weight of your bike!
          That's how we did it.

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          • Originally Posted by cloud09 View Post

            Am I right in assuming that if you modify the spindle for the VFR wheel (using studs for mounting); that you can use
            a rear stand from either side ........spindle hollow; all the way through?
            No, the bore in the center of the VFR wheels is not the same as the bore of the spindle on the cush side.
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            • An added benefit of the Ducati spindle, especially if you no longer have access to your center stand because of an aftermarket exhaust. But I think swapping rear sprockets and checking/replacing cush drive rubbers are the only things you can do with the bike lifted from the wheel side that you can't do with it lifted from the sprocket side. So unless you track, that's not needed too often.

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              • Originally Posted by Luis View Post
                Whats the weight of a stock axle


                Either 4 lbs or 3lbs 12 oz, according to this thread:

                https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho.../10809-weights

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                • Originally Posted by behindthetimes View Post

                  You can weigh each end if you block it level,or use 2 and learn/play with your weight bias.I have a 400lb freight scale that is pretty good.Got it from McMasterCarr.
                  I just use a light hand/finger on the handlebar to balance the bike once I get it on there and I just weigh one end of the bike at a time. I used to have a buddy that had an in ground freight scale and I would just ride up and push the bike in and weigh it real quick but until I break down and get a second bathroom scale I just stick to weighing one end of the bike at a time and its usually pretty accurate.

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                  • Originally Posted by Luis View Post
                    Whats the weight of a stock axle
                    Somewhere around 1700 grams on my scale (from my notes), including drive pins (which weigh about 60 grams for the 4 pins/bolts). A spindle slotted for 100mm/85mm pins comes out to about 1660 grams. In this photo there is still a few grams of protective tape/rubber on the spindle...I can get final weights later.

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                    • This is kind of fun...

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                      • Originally Posted by wildwhl View Post
                        This is kind of fun...

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                        Nice! I've seen brake rotors trimmed for weight and it seems like a fairly straight forward approach. Safer than the Swiss Cheese method, at least for an amateur such as myself.

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                        • Yeah....my back-gears are stuck.gotta change a bearing....everything is fast......steel is a no-go at the moment.Tool gets hot,chips are smoking.

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                          • Started too late on this ... past 2 weeks have been hardwood floors and carpeting .... here it is ... the last day before HOTM deadline! Santa brought an aluminum radiator ... already had the hoses & clamps ... old rubber showed cracking at the clamps ... hope this gets done to shoot some pretty pics for JAS to post ...

                            Dropping the horn to be hidden by the chin spoiler ... replacing hoses are the problem, actually, its getting at the clamps all pointed in the wrong directions.


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                            • jspeed53 Dude doubt you'll need it now, but Engine Ice is the shzit ! Lower temps, AMA approved biodegradable non toxic ( won't kill cats or dogs if they drink it )
                              not afilated, been using it since our Hawks had there first fluid change here.

                              available at most motorcycle shops or on the web

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                              • Today ... got last two hoses off ... a little anti-freeze on the silicone hoses help slip on ... stuffed ugly horn inside the chin spoiler ... used a WildWheel lower radiator bracket and mounted it up. ... spent a bit of time burping the coolant into the system ... remounted the fuel tank and the tail ... quickie wash and blow dry ... just in time!

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