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This is a discussion on 4th gen Z1000 diet within the 4th Gen Z1000/Ninja 1000 forums, part of the Kawasaki Z1000, Ninja 1000, Z800, Z750 & Z-750S category; Does anyone here have an idea of how much weight can be trimmed off the 4th gen Z1K without changing out the headers? like going ...

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    Up-And Comer Rhyno54's Avatar
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    Does anyone here have an idea of how much weight can be trimmed off the 4th gen Z1K without changing out the headers? like going with slip-ons, tail tidy, changing out the mirrors etc. Lol, of course the rider's weight factors in but i'm just talking about the bike

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    At 8#/gallon, gas is the biggest savings. Just ride around on fumes & save a bunch of weight.

    Mufflers to light slip-ons are the biggest single savings at 10-12#.

    Battery to Lithium saves ~6# or so.

    High $$$ alloy wheels will save several pounds per wheel and it's also unsprung weight.

    Mirrors and tail module are only a couple pounds apiece so savings will be minimal.

    Passenger pegs save a tiny bit.

    Passenger grab handles weigh a few pounds.

    Toss the tool kit and save 5# or so.

    Look here for even more already tried ideas:
    3rd Gen Z1000 Weight Reduction Guide - Kawasaki Z1000 Forum: Kawasaki Z1000 Motorcycle Forums

    There's even a spreadsheet you can fill in and get a weight estimate. Nearly everything should apply to the 4th gen.
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    Thanks, just trying to get an idea, so it seems you can shave about 20 lbs of weight. The lightweight batteries seem to save about 2-4 lbs would that be about the right amount. The alloy wheels are just to much $$$, the battery, tail tidy, mirrors and slip-ons are more what i'm looking at. What brand is a good lightweight battery

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    In all honesty the bike has so much power that unless you're racing I don't see the benefit. I mean, I get made fun of by my friends too for my bike because stock weight tips over the 500 pound mark, but when I smoke them in the twisties and the straights it normally shut them up pretty quick.
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    You are right Hunter, honestly you are......with that being said, the z will still feel nicer, under those circumstances if its 30 lbs lighter.

    With a full exhaust and a shorai battery, thats pretty close to -30 right there.

    I will buy another Shorai battery, when needed. Mines over 3 years old and is as good as new. I know other brands are good, too, but this one never let me down.

    The full exhaust is a 2 for 1 sort of thing. More power, and less weight starts to be even more fun.

    I cant speak for the others, but these projects were fun to do in the winter time when you cant ride, anyway. It becomes soemthign to look forward to.
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    When i dropped pre-chamber and cat i literally heard the bike sigh in relief... "aaaahhhhhhh" i felt the deletion of all that unsprung weight immediately and every turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon409 View Post
    You are right Hunter, honestly you are......with that being said, the z will still feel nicer, under those circumstances if its 30 lbs lighter.

    With a full exhaust and a shorai battery, thats pretty close to -30 right there.

    I will buy another Shorai battery, when needed. Mines over 3 years old and is as good as new. I know other brands are good, too, but this one never let me down.

    The full exhaust is a 2 for 1 sort of thing. More power, and less weight starts to be even more fun.

    I cant speak for the others, but these projects were fun to do in the winter time when you cant ride, anyway. It becomes soemthign to look forward to.

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