Weight reduction 1200 Bandit (1997)

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Weight reduction 1200 Bandit (1997)

Post  gus on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 9:54 am

I have been cutting every unused bracket ,and removing every unnecessary item on my 1200 Bandit .Centre stand and holding brackets are the heaviest
but bar ends and weights under footpegs and behind heal plates weigh a lot . Then there are a lot of helmet clips ,passenger pegs ,standardexhausts .
The whole idea is to "Jenny Craig it", and  have a weigh in . Bike has oil and on about reserve of fuel
One set of scales ,weigh rear ,weigh front ,add together for total weight . (its supposed to work.)
Rear 103 kg
Front 106 kg
Total 210 kg .
THe same as the 600 Bandit
All this means nothing unless someone can weigh their Bandit for me to compare it with .
Any takers on any bike ?
WET WEIGHT OF A 1200 is 254 kg
600 bandit wet is 216 kg (sounds about right ,no centerstand and half a tank of fuel mine is 210 kg .
Looks like ive lost about 40 kg on the 1200 .


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Re: Weight reduction 1200 Bandit (1997)

Post  BanditDave on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 12:26 pm

The service manual for the '96 Bandit states a dry weight of 214Kg.

I guess you would need to add fuel, engine oil, coolant, fork oil and brake/clutch fluid to that figure.

Maybe the battery is not included in the dry weight either.

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Re: Weight reduction 1200 Bandit (1997)

Post  gus on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 12:51 pm

Dry weight is useless ,who rides with no oil or fuel
I went to weigh my Aprilia but the tank was full of fuel . Ill take it for a ride and get it down to reserve .
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Post  BanditDave on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 1:40 pm

We can make some fairly accurate assumptions here

Engine oil, fork oil and brake fluid weigh somewhere near 0.88Kg/litre assume 5 litres total = 4.4Kg
Coolant same weight as water so 2 litres = 2Kg
2 litres of fuel weighs around .75Kg/litre so total = 1.5Kg
Lead acid battery can weigh somewhere between 8Kg and 11Kg lets use 9Kg

This total comes to 16.9 (17) Kg

So rideable weight of bike is around 214 + 17 = 231Kg

Filling the fuel tank adds a further 18litres (13.5Kg)

I guess the only time you would use the dry weight figure would be if you were freighting the bike although I think it would be rather stupid to drain the fork oil and brake fluid.

I also didn't include blinker fluid   http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22

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Re: Weight reduction 1200 Bandit (1997)

Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 3:01 pm

New tyres weight more than rooted ones too. Same for brake pads I guess.
At least Suzuki saved weight on the headlight on the 1250S by installing a birthday cake candle.
NZspokes (Rob) has put his FA on a diet too. Cant remember total reduction though.
An interesting experiment Gus.

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Re: Weight reduction 1200 Bandit (1997)

Post  paul on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 8:49 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:
At least Suzuki saved weight on the headlight on the 1250S by installing a birthday cake candle.

Bloody hell ,............& I always wondered where that singing was coming from  Laughing


I wish it was that easy to loose some weight myself Gus .

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