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Has anyone done a weight saving exercise on their 700xx? I mean what are some of the heavier parts that can be replaced to save weight. Wheels? Tires? etc. Do we know the weight of Wayne's desert racer? New to the group here guys/gals. Sold my 450r and am selling my kfx400. Then the 700xx purchase and then the aftermarket bing fest... and then the Universe!!

Sorry got a little carried away!
 

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Put the pilot on a diet!!!
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Some ideas for reducing the weight of our 700xx

1. Trimmed plastics (not much weight savings, but every little bit counts.)

2. Tires AND rims... You could save a little bit with lighter tires. Razr perhaps and I believe Hiper rims are lighter as well.

3. Aftermarket a-arms... Hauser?

4. Shocks... stock shocks are heavy.

5. Jenny Craig for the rider... or ride nude.

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1. A few ounces

2. The stock tires are about as light as you'll get. Hiper carbon wheels are lighter but very pricey.

3. Aftermarket A-Arms are longer (more mass) and made of steel (stock are aluminum)

4. They'll only be lighter if they have aluminum bodies.

5. Crack works better, You'll get grit in your ass :-(
 

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Some ideas for reducing the weight of our 700xx


5. Jenny Craig for the rider... or ride nude.

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Was that you at the Glamis sand drags???
:lmao:
 

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Was that you at the Glamis sand drags???
:lmao:
Was that you taking all the pictures? :lmao: I was the guy with sand in the crack of my ass... j/k... BTW-You don't say the word "drag" around someone from San Francisco. :lmao:

Seriously... Coming to an ATV near you in the future (I think) will be the use of carbon fiber components... including the frame and sub-frame. JMO

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I would think the biggest weight reduction would be replacing the stock muffler with a aftermarket one, the stock one is heavy.

Aftermarket A-arms would be heavier. Just as Smooth1 stated, there is more metal in them and they are gusseted and probably use a heavier tubing. Fox Evols on the front would save some weight over the stock shocks.

As far as wheels and tires, I do not see any way to get lighter ones then what comes stock. The stock wheels are not real heavy, maybe a Douglas red label will be slightly lighter. Anything with a beadlock (Hipers, etc.) is bound to be heavier. Stock tires are probably going to be about the lightest tires you can find.

I would bet Wayne Matlock's 700XX is heavier then stock. Adding a-arms, shocks, skidplates, bumpers, rear tool rack, etc just adds weight. Other then the parts he has replaced, there is not much that he has removed.

Plain and simple, the 700XX is just plain heavy. I think it would be very difficult to remove a noticeable amount of weight from it, unless you want to spend LARGE amounts of money. Even then, who wants lighter weight parts on a heavy quad? It sure would be ugly to see your light weight a-arm fold while doing 50 mph.

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Even then, who wants lighter weight parts on a heavy quad? It sure would be ugly to see your light weight a-arm fold while doing 50 mph.

Doug
I agree... IT'S A HEAVY QUAD!... I'm not saying there's anything wrong with trying to reduce its weight... but it will be very minimal... if you want a light quad, and i've said it before, then the XX isn't for you IMO

BTW... not directed at anyone
 

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Well I guess she just stays fat then. Only recourse is to add more power to make up for the weight.
 
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