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Re: Max Load for GS?

Dean wrote:
>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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