WASTE OF MONEY OR NOT ??

what do you guys think of this titainium kit?

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Waste of money on you are 'going pro' Spend your money on maintenance, suspension and practice time.

Honestly, how much weight is that kit going to save you, a pound? You won't even notice it. You can get better weight savings by switching tires or just taking a dump before each race! :thumbsup: Like William said, unless you're going pro and need every bit of advantage you can get your money is better spent properly maintaining and setting your bike up and training.

If you already have the newest bike and always keep suspension and fluids fresh, and ride on new tires each day at the track, it's a good idea.

What a joke - 750 pounds  :lol:

Totally worth it! If you got the money and Mechanical team in the garage to change everything for you daily, that 10 ounces saved will shave 10 seconds off your lap times!!!!
That's if you already ..........(you guys can finish my thoughts🤣)

It’s your money.  You won’t be able to tell any difference.  It’s only worth may be bragging rights.

You must race the supercross circuit with the big boys.:busted:

 

Joe

While you are making your bike so much lighter with those titanium bolts make sure you also put helium in the tires for the absolute maximum in weight savings. ;)

4 hours ago, David John Darkes said:

what do you guys think of this titainium kit?

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Complete waste of money!

If your goal is to make some really trick CR250 then yeah, they might be good for that.

Here are some hard numbers. Take a typical 8mm diameter x 1.25 pitch x 2" long triple clamp pinch bolt. That's a pretty good size bolt, and weighs about .7 ounces. Titanium is about 60% the weight of steel so that bolt would weigh .42 ounces if it was ti, a weight savings of .28 ounces. You would have to replace 57 bolts of that size to reduce your bike's weight by 1 pound! Replacing Axles and swingarms with ti don't make sense either due to the outrageous cost, and most modern steel axles and swingarms are drilled thru for weight savings already.

6 hours ago, S.O.A.N.Z said:

What a joke - 750 pounds  :lol:

Yeah and that's just the CR250 kit. Look at this CRF450 kit:

 

GBP 899.99

Approximately US $1,250.81

Again, complete waste of money. If you want titanium go with pegs, not for weight loss but for durability. 

No, you should buy them and let us know how much your lap times reduced.

If you are going for max weight savings and have the money, then why not.

It depends... Do you put your wallet in your pack when you're riding?  If so it's totally worth it!  Your wallet will be 750 pounds lighter!!

Yup, that’s insane. If you’re all about going with titanium fasteners, order bolts or screws individually. Learn how to measure a bolt/screw length, width, grip area, thread pitch and order for a decent company like Mettec. When it’s all said and done, you’ll probably pay a 1/3rd of that. 

If you install two of those kits, you will loose twice as much weight, so yeah, buy two. 

 

1 hour ago, Bachnok said:

It depends... Do you put your wallet in your pack when you're riding?  If so it's totally worth it!  Your wallet will be 750 pounds lighter!!

Excellent, best comment by far! 

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