February 11/2009 Desmo Weight Killers:
The Wheels - weight saving Potential here ~ 9.93 lbs
The Battery, here you can save up to 5 lbs
The Fueltank - even Aluminum it weights damn 6 kg, can be done better
The Exhaust - weight saving Potential here ~ 8 lbs
The Monocoque - weight saving Potential 5 kg ( ~11lbs)
Water Circuit - estimated weight saving Potential 3-4 lbs
The Headlight - 3.5 kg , could be 0.5 kg with Endurance Headlight(s) ...or total loss for track
The drive train ( Sprockets/Chain) - I'll have a nice high end Solution by end of next week
The Wire Harness has way too thick wires, weight saving Potential estimated 50%
The little bits:
- Fairings ( weight saving Potential here 40-50%)
Keep the Radiator, it cannot be made much lighter.
For pure track racing a recommendation.
For way better handling and Acceleration:
a 9.2 Amperes Lifepower Battery Pack , saves ~ 4 Pounds, can be used of course on road too
Removal of the Alternator ( incl. Stator) + Rectifier , saves ~ 7 lbs
Installation of a superlight flywheel, saves ~ 5 lbs (can also be used on road too)
On the Alternator-Side then the rotational Inertia is reduced 99%.
Acceleration and Handling is improved DRASTICALLY
The total weight saving adds up to 16 lbs.
The 9.2 Ampere Power Pack is sufficient for approx 30- 40 Minutes on track.
A 11,3 Ampere Power Pack would even be sufficient for approx 60 - 70 Minutes on track.
Fast charging within 8-12 Minutes with a 40Amp Charger.
This is what I will do with my own 1098.