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Old 11-09-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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How to reduce or eliminate rolling resistance

Just like the title says what are some way to eliminate or reduce rolling resistance.

I have heard removing the rubber dust seal from the wheel bearing will reduce alot of drag but I would like to hear other peoples advice. Maybe tire comparisions and whether a litter wheel vs a heavier wheel makes a difference. My goal is to be able to push and move the bike easier with less work. And have the bike roll longer without a load on the motor. Maybe even some tips regarding how to reduce the drag from the brakes.

I have already invested in a new x-ring chain.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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ceramic bearings and cut the o-rings off the chain...
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ceramic bearings and cut the o-rings off the chain...
^^^^^^X2. pry apart the rear brake pads slightly, depending on the bike if its a gsxr 1k, the newer year models have lighter wheels, you can also put R1 wheels on them, lighter tire of the same size. More air in the front and/or rear tire, lighter chain, etc
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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What are the chances of ceramic bearings eating away at the inside of the races and eventually messing up my wheels?
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #6
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I would fill the tires with helium and float around town like a boss, tires never touch the ground, no need for ceramic bearings y0 werd to yer
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I would fill the tires with helium and float around town like a boss, tires never touch the ground, no need for ceramic bearings y0 werd to yer
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lighter wheels, floating rotors, ceramic bearings, higher air pressure in tires, smaller tires, 520 chain, al. sprockets, min. oil in crankcase ...
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Reducing rolling resistance?
Good quality ceramic bearings, lighter tires filled with higher pressure, remove the rattle clips from the brake calipers so the pads float a little more free, floating rotors.
All tricks we used on our Texas Mile bike that added a few more mph.
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Any negative effects from removing the brake hardware? (Obviously not the pin/clip that holds the pads in place.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:52 PM   #12
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Any negative effects from removing the brake hardware? (Obviously not the pin/clip that holds the pads in place.
no, they just hold the pads in when replacing them. They are worthless.

I bet if you took out all 3 sets you would save, 1.25 oz. :keke
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