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RE: oilheads-digest V4 #78

> Subject: Max Load for GS?
> We just returned from a two-up camping trip on our '97 GS -
> from San Francisco to the Utah Canyons - about 2,300 miles
> overall.  All went great - poor gas mileage when at high
> speeds in windy conditions, but that was expected.  The bike
> has 60,000 miles on it and it used 1/2 qt of oil on the trip.
> The bike was LOADED!  I started to think about the load as we
> rode home.  When I got home I weighed each of us and all our
> luggage - tank bag, top box side cases and tent on top of top
> box - an amazing 450#!!  The bike handled well, but am I overdoing it?
> I looked of the "max. recommended load", but could not find
> it in my Haynes manual and I do not have the BMW manual.
> dean


My '96 RT has a max net load rating of 458#. I suspect the GS is close.


Bob Covey
Thousand Oaks CA
'96 R1100RT
'05 F650GS