- Jan 12, 2019
Almost 80F today. Commando weighs in at 400lb or 181kg. Let's see what you got.
True. Besides that, I have replaced a lot of steel with titanium or aluminum to get down to that number. Also, it has belt drive and no alternator, both large weight reductions.Without using an alloy barrel, I think 300 is pretty difficult to achieve with a roadgoer, featherbed or Commando framed.
Even Ludwig with all of his other clever and labour intense weight savings tricks just made 302 lbs dry ( chime in if I'm wrong Ludwig) with Alloy barrel.
I have one of Ken's alloy 850 barrels here.
It is 8.5 lbs vs 23 for the stock barrel.
It's a huge weight reduction.
Yes it does and I have been shaving weight off it for over 38 years since building it but I be happy if its close to 300lbs, we can all dream lol, but I am not going to drill holes everywhere to make it even lighter, but at the moment I am happy with its weight.Weigh it Ash and let us know. It takes a lot of work to get ‘em down to 300lbs...
A belt drive, especially one using alloy pulleys and alloy friction plates (Barnet style) saves an indecent amount of weight!True. Besides that, I have replaced a lot of steel with titanium or aluminum to get down to that number. Also, it has belt drive and no alternator, both large weight reductions.