Well if you want to use the ghetto method, bring a bathroom scale to the garage, get a board to roll up an incline, measure the front, measure the back and add them together.Thanks, Zaph. Haven’t weighed my bike... how do I manage that?
Thanks for the tip on weighing. I can confirm your point about not needing a 55 aspect ratio rear tyre as I’ve switched to a 50 rear with the handling still being very responsive due to the lightweight CF Wheels which rid the bike of considerable unsprung mass. I’m not sure about needing a steeper rake as the Ninja is already more biased toward stability as opposed to nimbleness. The lightweight wheels make it easy to transition side to side... haven’t noticed any instability. It’s an interesting point though and I’m curious to know your thoughts on it.Well if you want to use the ghetto method, bring a bathroom scale to the garage, get a board to roll up an incline, measure the front, measure the back and add them together.
But I recommend emptying the gas tank out first to get a more usable "partial dry" number. Personally if I blow that much on wheels, I'm getting the bike completely dry (oil and coolant) before weighing it so I have a nice sexy superleggera low number to present.
BTW, for people who have ultra light wheels... A steeper rake is preferable to add stability. And you probably don't need to run 55 profile tires in back either.
Nice video and congrats for not trying to drive outside your comfort zone,So I did end up going to the track and had a blast. The Bridgetones worked excellent for my noob pace. The big ninja worked great, much better then anticipated but it was such a difference from my little Ninja 300 at the track. Thanks for all the advice and making me change tires...it was such a difference.