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post #1 of 9 Old Aug 28th, 2008, 5:53 pm Thread Starter
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Where is the weight????

Alright, I love my LT. The beast as we all know is 850lbs. Where is all the weight comming from on the baby? Is it in the engine? Tranny? Where?

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post #2 of 9 Old Aug 28th, 2008, 5:59 pm
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Alright, I love my LT. The beast as we all know is 850lbs. Where is all the weight comming from on the baby? Is it in the engine? Tranny? Where?
Is this a trick question or a joke??

It's a HUGE bike with TONS of features, how much do you think it should weigh?

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From everywhere I reakon. My other bike (ST1100) has brake bolts that are virtually half the weight of the K brake bolts. The fairing panels are twice as substancial. The screen is very substancial. But when you look at the engine, you really see they havn't cut corners. And ever picked up the back box?
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From everywhere I reakon. My other bike (ST1100) has brake bolts that are virtually half the weight of the K brake bolts. The fairing panels are twice as substancial. The screen is very substancial. But when you look at the engine, you really see they havn't cut corners. And ever picked up the back box?
This is one solidly built bike!
plus 8 speakers, CD players, intercom,two radiators with fans, windshield motors, hydraulic center stand components, all of the wiring that goes with all the electronics, top racks, ABS pumps etc etc etc....

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If you haven't removed the back top case, try riding without it for a few days. I think it comes in at around 35 pounds and what a difference it makes when it isn't there. You'll think it's a different bike.

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Little black tie straps, yep, has a ton of them.

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Most of the excess weight seems to be around my middle.
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Most of the excess weight seems to be around my middle.
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I think part of the weight comes from the engine, which is heavier than it needs to be. On the K11LT the engine was a stressed member of the frame. In 1999 when the first K12LT appeared, the slight vibration issue from the K11LT was addressed by vibration-isolating the engine from the frame. Since the engine is no longer a stressed frame member, it could have been made lighter. That means a complete engine redesign, a step that was not taken.

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