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When you're loading up, how do you guys decide what your max weight should be?

GVWR? Tire rating? Trial and error?
 

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One map light of needing a trailer...


1,200 lbs wet, all-in, on a 13,000 mile Alaska Rounder, via California & Ontario ... dog stayed home.
 
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Would like to say we do all that, but can’t.

Crank up the preload, check tire pressure, get the heavy stuff as low as possible, and go. So far so good.
 
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I have 15 lbs in each saddlebag with my tools on the bottom.
I have 28 lbs in tour pack.
I have 20 lbs in waterproof bag in passenger seat.
I have a 1.25 gal rotopak gas container on tour pak rack which, when full, weighs probably 10 lbs.

I run 30 lbs of air in shocks and 38 lbs in front tire, 42 in rear tire

2 lbs in rear tire.
 
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To be honest I've never considered weight. I can only carry so much on a bike and figure at most it would add up to having a hefty woman on the back as opposed to a little one
 
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I see 400 lb guys with 350 lb old ladies all the time riding. Keep things balanced and you'll be alright.
 
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I see 400 lb guys with 350 lb old ladies all the time riding. Keep things balanced and you'll be alright.
Think I met that couple one day. She said they were riding to Vidor.
 
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Originally Posted by A#1 View Post
When you're loading up, how do you guys decide what your max weight should be?

GVWR? Tire rating? Trial and error?
I like to keep things simple so all I do is, check my back tire pressure and add a little if I feel it's necessary than just try to balance my load as much as I can. I've honestly Never weighed anything.
 
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I have never really worried about weight. Just make sure my rear tires are at 42 lbs and front at 40 lbs. I never have a passenger so I look at all my luggage not coming close to what a passenger would weigh
 
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Originally Posted by davey019 View Post
I have never really worried about weight. Just make sure my rear tires are at 42 lbs and front at 40 lbs. I never have a passenger so I look at all my luggage not coming close to what a passenger would weigh
And some of that weight is meant to get wet, and not whine about it.
 
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