Weight Reduction Mods
Picked up a new '19 GS in the middle of last year and loved it. Having ridden a Triumph Bonneville SE for over 50K miles, I definitely missed the acceleration coming down to a 300.
Looking at the bike, there are quite a bit of simple things that can be down to drop almost 25 pounds. This was exactly what I did and now the bike is a little ripper!
Note: I calculated the weight loss by weighing myself first on a bathroom scale followed by re-weighing myself on the scale while clutching the part as close to myself as I can.
-Akrapovic Carbon Exhaust -10 pounds
-EarthX ETX18F lithium battery -5 pounds
-Passenger footpeg bracket removed - 5 pounds
-SWMotech Alu-Rack (Chinese knockoff for G310R but fits GS just fine) - 3 pounds
Total weight wet: approximately 351 pounds
Here are some pictures of the parts. To remove both the passenger footpeg mount, I ordered a pipe bracket for the G310R off Amazon. I did have to dremel a small piece of the plastic off the GS tail section but it is barely noticeable. I can't post a link onto here, but if you search for "G310R Accessories Exhaust Muffler Bracket Hanger Holder" on Amazon, you should find it!
Calculating the power to weight ratio, here's what I get:
Stock 374lbs / 34 hp = 11lbs/hp
Current 351lbs/ 34hp = 10.23lbs/hp
Calculating HP gain from weight loss:
374lbs/(10.23lbs/hp) = x
X = 36.55hp
Net gain of approximately 2.5hp from weight loss.
Here are some pictures of the parts. I can take better ones when I have more time later on. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
Last edited by RentedMuleGS; 02-05-2020 at 04:56 PM.