pretty much, although mostly weight loss, and the fact that im going to cut my subframe down and there isnt going to be much room to fit all that extra "crap" that i dont need. but i dont want to butcher the stock harness. not sure if extra hp will be available with less of a draw on the charging system but if there is that would be a bonus. never knew that to be the case, but it does sound logical. could you elaborate on that?
Well... that was sort of the point I was getting at.
As a generalization, I've seen people fixate on things so nominal like not running filament bulbs for the "extra" draw it causes, only to neglect things like fluid condition and basic maintenance, which would probably be more worthwhile. I'm surrounded by these damn trees! Where's the forest?
I'm certainly not
accusing you of any of that, it sounds like you are on the right path to mass centralization on the bike by losing weight up high.
A minor problem with getting a spare or replacement rear harness is that they aren't super easy to change out. It's a relative statement though. You may be aware of this already, and in that case, call me Captain Obvious
))The connections are mid-bike on the L side... the tank usually has to come off (or I find it easier) and the rear tail does too... and so do some other parts that get in the way of the harness routing.
Again, it sounds like a great idea... maybe an option would be a spare rear harness you could modify with provisions for quick replacement/removal of lights as needed?
That way, you can plug and play easily and R&R lights as needed, but if you want to sell the bike, you can just replace the stock harness.
Or maybe that's the path you were going down already!