Actually I've thought of something in similar lines: How much lighter can an MY1018 be made to be?
I figure a stock MY1018, crank mounted on a fairly light bike and used with a backpack battery shouldn't cripple it too much. Though, I don't like the idea of mounting that much weight at either end of the bike, I mean it's heavier then a 2l pop bottle... Ouch!
Anyways, drilling tons of holes in the covers ought to reduce the weight a bit...
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