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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
I realized after I was done that I kind of built a bigger version of the Bolt. It kind of morphed to that.

Windshield is the Yamaha Boulevard. I have had it since 2005 right after I bought the Roadie. Love it, busts the wind enough to keep pressure off you but still feels like I'm in the wind.
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
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Wooo I'm digging it!

Put them on photobucket so we can see bigger pics in more detail!


I'll give it a shot. You can't see it but the SpeedHut GPS speedo says Road Star on the face....

http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/takehikes/library/?view=recent&page=1


Wow, looks awesome! The only change I'd have done is mount the fender to the swingarm, but I'm sure you want to be able to take the boss on it too, so that makes sense. Any idea how much weight you took off, or what it weighs?
 
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takehikes wrote:
Jaybo wrote:
Wooo I'm digging it!

Put them on photobucket so we can see bigger pics in more detail!


I'll give it a shot. You can't see it but the SpeedHut GPS speedo says Road Star on the face....

http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/takehikes/library/?view=recent&page=1


Wow, looks awesome! The only change I'd have done is mount the fender to the swingarm, but I'm sure you want to be able to take the boss on it too, so that makes sense. Any idea how much weight you took off, or what it weighs?

NO idea on weight but between no front fender, about 2/3 of a rear, smaller tank, lighter side covers, no footboard mounts or footboards, open pulley with aluminum pulley, no bar end weights, lighter pegs (hollow with holes in them), gauge package gone, lighter headlight and on and on. I'm guessing its down at least 50 pounds if not more. Doesnt sound like much but when you add bags and fairings etc the base weight goes up, mine went down.I'm stunned at how much the stock stuff weighs.
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
It would be interesting to see what kind of weight it is now, and find the weight of "the usual" R* weight. I'm betting you can really feel the lack of bulk in the Assometer too.
 
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It would be interesting to see what kind of weight it is now, and find the weight of "the usual" R* weight. I'm betting you can really feel the lack of bulk in the Assometer too.

It for sure feels much lighter. I've had it this way or similar for a long time so not sure how I would do with a fully loaded Roadie! I intend to get it weighed someday soon as I find a scale that it fits on but is accurate. I'm pretty sure a truck scale wont cut it.
 
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I would think it would depend on the truck scale? You're in Napa, so does that mean wine country? I would be looking out for scales at those wineries, forklift scales I would think would be common, or at least not unheard of. Truck scales at an ag related may be down to 10-20 lbs increments vs the hwy scales that are 50.

That said, if you have an older dial type bathroom scale weigh the front wheel then weigh the rear wheel. The wight will be pretty close to accurate. I dug around and found this thread on ADVrider and this video skip forward to the 5 minute mark and see the comparison between weighing with 2 scales vs. 1. Interesting!
 
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Pegs the badassery meter for sure, good job!!!
 
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Pegs the badassery meter for sure, good job!!!
They are Battistini with oval cut holes. DOn't look them up they cost a bundle. I was down talking with Arlen Ness one day and saw them and thought hey those would look nice somehow. I ran them for a while took them off as I didn't like them showing up so much visually, I wanted them to disappear. Then I realized I'll finish painting them black and bingo, they looked right for me.
 
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Re:Ch-ch-ch-changes to my Roadie 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
If you have a salvage/scrap yard nearby, they usually have a scale that you can drive right on to. The ones around here do and they seem to be pretty accurate. Could be a bunch of sheisters running them though
 
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If you have a salvage/scrap yard nearby, they usually have a scale that you can drive right on to. The ones around here do and they seem to be pretty accurate. Could be a bunch of sheisters running them though

I was reminded I live in the Napa Valley and there are scales at nearly every large winery just made for this. Going to see if a friend can get me a minutes use of the one at Robert Mondavi or over at Opus One. Though this time of year they arent calibrated, that happens prior to harvest so I may ahve to wait. Failing that I'll slap each end on a bath scale!
 
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