Well this might be a bit strange on this site, but I am curious about this. I come from a background of riding sleds and sport quads, and losing weight off the machines was always such a hot topic of discussion. I have yet really to read anything on this site that even talks about this, and maybe there is a reason? Anyways I was curious if anyone has ever put forth an effort to try and lighten up these very heavy quads? I read so much about adding weight with aceesories and heavy large tires etc. I will be riding my Spoptsman 570 like a sport quad, not jumping and track riding, but just fast paced trail romps. I know it couldn't hurt to lose a few lbs off the quad, and myself for that matter! one area could be aluminum vs the stock steel wheels and also an exhaust. If anyone has ever done anything like this let me know. I know sometimes it doesnt seem like much, but cutting a little weight here and there can add up overall. Lighter is faster!