If it's the kind of counter weights that sort of hang off the crank, they are pretty heavy. They sit on like an off center circle part of the crank, and when the crank spins that's what gives them their movement. Then they are sort of help in place by a mini connecting rod looking thing usually called the "dog bone" whoch bolts them to the block. I'm pretty sure that's the part that is most likely to fail with high revving and what not and causes the whole mecanism to come apart. The dog bone can be updgraded with a stronger more reliable one. But if you're dead set on removing the whole thing, I think the crankshaft has to be re-balanced, but I'm not positive about that.
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