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Old 12-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bike weight limit

Hey guys.

Question for you all:
09 Sprint ST 1050... I think the weight limit for things to add to the bike is ~210kg?
Planning a motorcycle trip with a mate as pillion, checked out luggage weight etc and it all comes out closer to 240kg lol. About 5-10 of that will be in a tank bag.

Obviously that is over the recommended limit of the bike, but i have to ask- what is at risk of breaking? Whats the likelihood of failure?
Is it a seat weight limit or any accessory limit? What sort of weight can you add to the pillion seat and behind the rider etc?

Im not at all going to be stupid on the ride, itll be a steady ride. Also, the bulk of that weight (about 130 lol) is me :P. So im forward on the seat.

Ta for any tips .
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Keep as much of it between the two wheels as possible...........

anything too heavy hanging off the back of the bike will act like a lever.......leading to higher chance of tankslappers,top heavy feel,wheelies!! etc..........other than that, and a reduced MPG, I don't think anything would break, but yes, it's twice the strain on all the components, wheels, tyres,suspension, brakes etc...........so make sure they are all A1 'afore the trip!!!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good tips mate. Cheers for that.
Aware of the changes with weight distribution haha, thats the reason the whole trip is planned to be 'gentle' .

Everything is in awesome condition so im not that concerned just thought id check it out if anyone has had anything simply break and where abouts (aside from subframe for top box, already dealt with that risk with my welder lol).
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Yup, subframe/topbox, done a few of those in as well ( ex Courier) bright steel bar inside frame tubes, welded up usually does the trick!!!!!
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