9. Scales

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I’m really weight conscious. Scales keep me honest. Should I use a titanium bolt? Sometimes you can take a steel bolt, drill a hole down the middle of it, and it weighs less than a titanium one and costs nothing. So I weigh tons of stuff with this. I think I paid a hundred bucks for it. I weigh hardware, I weigh washers. What I really like to do is… here’s a foot peg plate. We start and it’s 1100 grams. We trim it, we mill it down, we drill holes in it… we get 40 percent of the weight off it. The scale lets you know if you’re going forward or backwards. A lot of times you think some trick part is really cool and find out, shit, it’s actually heavier.