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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where i live... We have lots of snow but rarely fresh powder... due to climate.... snow is kinda hard:S hard to explain:S and Thats why i don't care having a small 500 into my summit.

The first owner had a Rack and electrique starter so .. now everything is off.

Now i decided to start some weight reduction... I order Camoplast skis.. only 4.6 lbs!!! and i plan to buy a new pipe(can save about 5lbs there) and next winter maybe a new Track... lighter.

Any other idea... i thought about a Seat but some times i get to ride with my girlfriend so I need it to be as long...

Any other ideas or things you did?

By the way my sled is a 1997 summit 500 w/o rave
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-18-2005, 02:09 AM
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There are a few big places to cut weight the other places just are a pound here and there. Skis, Track, Suspension (going to a mountain skid from someon like Fabcraft ect.), Seat, Hood, Exhaust. The can will save you some weight. A BOSS seat will save you alot of weight probably 15 pounds compared to a damp stock seat. Suspensions are expensive. Hood is a cheap easy way to cut weight buy making your own mesh hood. Othewise replacing parts with aluminum or plastic helps to but gets expensive and no major gains.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-18-2005, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tks a lot :S and by the way . if someone knows a good company for light weight pipes that can make some fort a summit 500 :S

And what do you mean by my own mesh hood?
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I haven't done it yet but plan to before I head out west again. My reasoning is to save weight and the cost to build one is alot less then replacing my hood incase I wreck it which is quite possible out west.

What it amounts to is you either take conduit, aluminum tube, or aluminum flat iron and make a skeleton shaped like your hood and then cover it with a material like textaline.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 11:29 PM
 
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mesh hood

http://www.snowest.com/fusetalk/attachment...de%20wiew%2EJPG

i think that is what he is talking about with the mesh hood

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-23-2005, 04:20 PM
 
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so ya wanna light weight eh??
well start with a BRtech lexan hood
slp twin pipes loose some weight
put on a holtz racing front end with mountain magic lightweight trailing arms
them get a titanium suspension and cut holes in your track
n get a boss seat
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-23-2005, 05:39 PM
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You could always get a lighter seat and when your girlfriend wants to come, swap in your current seat.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 06:43 AM
 
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I removed 30 pounds off of my sled. I lost weight. That was the cheapest weight reduction I've done to my sled.

Seriously, I installed a Boss seat on my sled, man those seats are light weight.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2006, 10:00 PM
 
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i recommend a boss seat they cost bought 500 bux but u get the most weight reduction for the price and you can pick your seat design for the style of riding u do.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2006, 11:11 PM
 
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where would a fella get a boss seat from for my 05 800 ho

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