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Lightening the Apex

Discussion in 'Apex Mountain' started by mud99, Mar 16, 2009.


  1. mud99

    mud99 Expert

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    I thought it would be a good idea to have a sticky thread linking to mods which can lighten up the Apex Mountain - please post any link with mods to make the Apex lighter, along with the estimated weight savings vs stock.

    Unsprung Weight Savings (Front):
    Timbersled Barkbuster Lightweight Front Suspension (-12 lbs)
    NEXTECH Carbon Fiber A-Arms (-11 lbs)

    Unsprung Weight Savings (Rear):
    Timbersled Suspension (-30 lbs)
    NEXTECH Fox Float Rear Conversion (-7 lbs)
    Remove Bogey Wheels, Install Scratchers (-3 lbs)
    Drill out track (-2 lbs)

    Sprung Weight Savings (Front & Rear):
    Timbersled Lightweight Drop Bracket (-6.5 lbs)
    Under Tunnel Exhaust (-16 lbs)
    Lightweight Battery (-6 to -8 lbs)
    Throw the awful tunnel rack in the trash (-3 lbs)
    Empty the gas tank (-55 lbs)
    Boss Highrise Seat (-12 lbs)
    Remove pod, install HID lights (-10 lbs)
    Radiator & Fan Removal (-3 lbs)
    E-Brake Removal (-3 lbs)
    Battery Relocation to Seat (-15lbs front ,+9 lbs rear)
     
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  3. yamahahaapex

    yamahahaapex TY 4 Stroke Master

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    nextech fox float conversion 7.0lbs
     
  4. mud99

    mud99 Expert

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    added!
     
  5. GPApex

    GPApex Newbie

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  6. niko

    niko TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    rear rack is 3 lbs
    Boss seat is 6 lbs
    removing idler wheels and adding scratchers 3 lbs
    removing the head light pod and adding hid lights not sure yet.
    Drilling out the track saves 4 lbs.
     
  7. niko

    niko TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Ok so the removal of the light pod and adding the light weight hood is 10 lbs
     
  8. mud99

    mud99 Expert

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    How much does the swaybar weigh if you remove it completely? 2lb?
     
  9. Riceburner

    Riceburner Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    N.B. Canada eh
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    SideWinder LTX 50th
    "Empty the Gas Tank"

    :drink:

    This sled gonna be a lawn ornament?
     
  10. niko

    niko TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    ha ha yeh i laughed at that one too :tg:
     
  11. GotJuice

    GotJuice Expert

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    LOL....some of the numbers are wrong

    Some of the numbers are wrong. The Boss seat compared to stock seat saves more then 6 lbs. (it only weighs 6 lbs) The stock seat weighs around18 lbs. if it has NO water in the foam! It would be better to write, Seat & under tunnel exhaust 28 lbs. ,
    Radiator & fan 3lbs ,
    E-brake removal 3 lbs. ,
    Battery relocation to seat = removes 15 lbs from nose,
    ;)!
     
  12. niko

    niko TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    I thought the numbers were the items amount?? So the boss seat is 6lbs etc etc.
     
  13. GotJuice

    GotJuice Expert

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    OH....ok

    Yeah but some items say -12 lbs like TS front arms and then under tunnel exhaust is listed 6 lbs. this isn't what you loose like the TS arms but what it weighs...does this make sense? So they should ALL read the weight loss number, i.e. boss seat -12lbs, under tunnel exhaust -16lbs., TS a-arms -12lbs. this way other folks who might not know the real weights of these items will not be mislead or misunderstand the numbers we all give. Just want to be sure were clear on oiur weights to the best of our knowledge....no worries. ;)!
     
  14. niko

    niko TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    true, we may have to redo a few then, that would make more sence to have the minus number not the weight of the new item.
     
  15. mud99

    mud99 Expert

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    We should be using the minus number, not the item weight. I thought we were, so i've updated the list to reflect that.

    Mark
     
  16. mud99

    mud99 Expert

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    Also broke this out into sections. Unsprung weight is much more important than sprung weight.

    Mark
     

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