I was thinking:
-swapping a front rim onto the rear
-removing center stand (but it's so handy!)
-removing junction box from front brake line (replace whole stock setup with a braided stainless line)
-fiberglass solo seat
-plastic number plates (instead of stock side covers)
-aftermarket drilled brake rotors
That's what I've thought of so far. Are the spoked rims really lighter than the mags ? Damn I wanted to run mags...
Yes the spoke wheels are lighter. I don't think it's a huge difference but it all adds up. I don't think going to the braided front line will save that much weight but it sure will help with the brakes. I think you pretty much covered it as far as weight savings other than going with a permanent magnet charging system to get rid of the battery.
Cheese and Sausage washed down with beer makes me hungry! Yumm!.
Travis like I mentioned Ive never done the 520 conversion. I should have when I had Gary Poh machine me out the custom offset sprocket. Oh well. He can machine them in a few days but takes a few weeks to get them heat treated. I got mine 1/4 offset (max you can go without spacing outer cover out) to retian stock appearence and still allow a 160 tire. I'm building my bike based off from a few of the Mules. I'm going to try and run Titanium exhaust also. I think I can get away with buying a used R1 header (09 and newer are Ti) and peicing from the R1s for tube design to make two. The trick to Ti is in welding it. It has to be in a complete oxygen free enviroment. Something like a chamber filled with Argon. The oxygen contaminates the weld. So I'm going to try and if I fail miserably I might just go stainless. I race MX and Enduro occasionally so most my seat time is aboard CRF450 which has Ti exhaust and I love the look of it, very "factory".
I don't know how much all of those little dimples really saved.. I would image most of the difference is from not using a left side cover... Unless the standard weight listed was also without the side cover?