drifter83, if you don't mind sharing how much was the complete titanium engine mounting hardware from Pete? Also would you be able to get a weight comparisson over OEM?
I'm sure the weight savings is phenomenal!
What's pictured there is the front, rear, and swingarm axle.
I was going to get the engine hangers made, but didn't have the opportunity provide measurements to Pete in time.
In the next couple days, I will post a direct weight comparison between these and the OEM steel axles. I am anticipating around a ~50% reduction. That is pretty good. In the grand scheme of things though, the axles alone make up only a small percentage of overall weight and even a 50% reduction won't decrease it all that much.
In terms of performance for cost by eliminating some of the largest steel parts for titanium or aluminum, those axles and the triple tree stem are some areas you'll see some of the largest removal of steel from the bike.
But with the so called phenomenal weight savings, comes a phenomenal price (I'll post it later). It really makes no sense to do this in a practical sense, but I enjoy spending impractical amounts of money on this motorcycle. Now all these 500g weight savings here and there from all the unnecessary parts I've been buying will add up and provide a good overall reduction, but at the end of the day it will still be a heavy underpowered motorcycle compared to today's offerings.
I think most people know that, but I just want to make sure everyone understands that I'm not expecting some revolutionary performance increase from what I'm doing. Once installed, these will barely be visible and one could hardly tell a difference. As an enthusiast though, I appreciate everything about it. To me, that's all that matters.