- with the minimum amount of expense and least fuss tone down your Dragster to the bare
minimum of adornments, try to reduce the weight of your bike as much as
possible (less weight = more speed), ever considered salads?
Remove mirrors. OK, so you can't see the cops behind you, but
your bike looks sleaker without mirrors don't you think?
De-sticker. Carefully remove all the standard stickers,
you'll need a bit of Turtle Wax / T-Cut to remove that sticky residue that's left
behind. Customise your Dragster with your own graphics. There are plenty of
companies who make stickers.
Remove mobile phone compartment. Let's face it, it's only
for the utilitarian's, do you really want all mod cons? You'll find the
trellis much more visible now from the side aswell.
Conceal Battery. You can go one stage further after removing
your mobile phone compartment by concealing your Dragster's battery actually
under your seat. You'd have to remove the battery from in between the trellis underneath the front shock
and re-connect the wires to the battery under your seat. Of course this is only
feasible if you don't intend using the small amount of luggage space you have available (which
isn't big enough to fit a helmet anyway). By moving the battery though you'll now be left
with a trellis frame which is more visible. Check out this example
on Mattias Fogelqvist's Dragster in Sweden.
Shorten standard number plate bracket. Remove the excess
plastic which sticks out at the back and your bike will have a better
profile. Re-fit using as minimum amount of weight as possible, bolt your
number plate back on using some lightweight L-shaped brackets. Or try
Remove pillion passenger seat. If you're the only person
riding your Dragster, replace the seat with a body coloured cover to match
your bike. The extra weight from a passenger will really slow your bike down
Losing weight. The standard exhaust is probably the heaviest
weight you can remove. Performance exhausts are much lighter. Where possible use
carbon fibre, you can replace mudguards with carbon fibre ones. Steel floorboards
look good but in all honesty they're simply too heavy, likewise go for a carbon
fibre tax disc holder, not one of the 'heavy metal' ones.