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Re: Max Load for GS?
- From: Don MacQueen <dmac@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 14:21:14 -0400
- Subject: Re: 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.
According to a link from Jeff Dean's excellent website:
Unladen weight, full tank
536 lbs. / 243 kg
Max permissible weight (I'd assume that's the GVWR)
992 lbs. / 450 kg
So, max load is 992-536=456 pounds.
You wuz close!
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