o.k. after all of the weight loss surgery(starter stuff 14 lbs,yz rr fender 2lbs less,yz airbox 2lbs less,ironman 1 less,odo and cable 1 less,kickstand gone 3 less) i've got it down to 253 lbs without gas. now the claimed dry weight of this thing was 247 ya right! now i've taken off 23 lbs and the extras i've added(handgaurds,faast inserts,devol gaurds) all total 7 lbs so that is a reduction over stock of 16 lbs. ok so allowing 9 lbs for fluids(oil,shock oil,coolant)so this thing stock should weigh 256 oiled up without gas,yaaaa try 269! thats a 13 lb difference from yamahas claimed weight,talk about a screwing.do they weigh it without tires? i would certainly like to know how they came up with that #.