Are you bottoming the forks through turns?
==> It depends on the turn, I'm not quite sure on which turn I'm scratching the fairings. But on the hardest turns, I've got only 1cm left to bottom them out.
Are you getting yourself far enough off the bike?
==> Can't go further for sure as the highest lean angle is when I'm off the gas or on the gas but just a little bit (on corner entry) - to settle the chassis.
Don't know about the kilos, but in my tank I'm always having no more than 3-4 liters of gas - just for the session or the race.
How did you make your bike 17kgs lighter?
If you're that close to bottomed out in the turns you must surely be bottomed out under brakes then?
Getting yourself off the side of the bike means you don't need to lean the bike over as far. You should be almost down alongside the fuel tank rather than over it.
Mine is 163kg ready to race without fuel and with 1000RR wheels.
The single biggest weight saving is removing the starting and charging systems as they weigh more than 7kg.
The second biggest weight saving is removing the lights, mirrors, rear undertray and replacing the road plastics with lightweight racing fibreglass.
Then the full-titanium Akrapovic exhaust system which saved 3.5kg.
The servo motor, flapper and PAIR system is 1.3kg.
ERV3 520 chain and lightweight sprockets saves 1kg.
Replacing the rear disc and bolts with aluminium saves 600gms in the rear wheel.
Get rid of the bar end weights.
'06 1000RR wheels save around 400 grams.
I also made a new rider-only rear subframe which saved some useful weight from up high on the bike.
Steel front brake lines with aluminium fittings and banjo bolts save about 100gms.
The rest is lots of small things that add up - like replacing the fork clamp bolts, rear caliper bolts, subframe bolts and such with aluminium.