50cc Scooter Weight Capacity

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by swampdweller, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. swampdweller

    swampdweller Permanent Amateur

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    I will probably stick with a dualsport for my motorcycle needs but I am considering getting a 50cc scooter for short hops to town because of no plate or insurance. What kind of weight will it stand? (I'm weighing in at about 220lb.):ear
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  2. tortoise2

    tortoise2 Been here awhile

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    Have you actually researched any of the 50cc scooter specifications?
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  3. swampdweller

    swampdweller Permanent Amateur

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    No, I just gawked at some at the local dealer. I've found that the literature provided by the manufacturer doesn't match what owners sometimes will tell you, though...:D
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  4. Dysco

    Dysco Diaper slinger

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    Keep the weight under 350ish for long distances. The less weight, the faster it'll go.
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  5. crooked roads

    crooked roads I'm back

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    Is a blast for exploring back country roads . Gravel,hard pack it's fine but don't hit bumps. It does 40mph 45down hill:lol3 . I want faster it's Wee or DRZ time. YOU must fix the throttle on new one's. They only open 2/3 do to epa..... easy fix.
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  6. DC950

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    My wife and I were on a derestricted Kymco 2 stroke and I was amazed how well it went. Not exactly quick but it cruised just fine. We're about 280 together. Now a 50cc 4 stroke, that's probably a different matter.
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  7. Max Dongo

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  8. Tinfish

    Tinfish Long timer

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    My C3 is rated for something like 187 pounds, so I'd exceed that if I rode it naked, never mind with helmet, groceries, and whatever else I have on board.
    Almost any of the scooters from a known brand name (Honda, Kymco, Yamaha, etc) will move you ok, I think, as long as you don't mind slow acceleration and topping out at 40 on a downhill.
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  9. Tinfish

    Tinfish Long timer

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    Ok, here's why to take the weight restrictions with a huge pile of salt. The sticker on the back of my C3 warns very seriously against exceeding a load of 85kg/187 pounds. The service manual I just downloaded (in English but written for other markets) has the maximum weight as 175kg/386 pounds for rider, cargo, etc.

    There are probably some differences between the US version and the C3 sold in other countries -- stiffer spring, etc, perhaps? But a 200 pound difference in cargo capacity suggests to me the difference comes more from the lawyers than from the engineers.

    Exceeding the limits in a big way is probably not a great idea, but in small amounts, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
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  10. crooked roads

    crooked roads I'm back

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    Well I read owners manual after 400 miles on machine 315 lbs on Zuma.
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  11. wickedsprint

    wickedsprint Banned

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    220lbs for my Ruckus.
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  12. pennintj

    pennintj Down & Dirty Mechanic

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    If you keep your shopping to a minimum, three small children seems to be the max without adding a front & rear rack...

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    Then it's a family sedan. Or for even more storage:


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    You could always add a sidecar...





    -=Tom
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    oh PLEASE tell me that last picture is a fake, right? RIGHT???

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    I don't think it is. I discovered THAT on the web, but I was really looking for a picture of the TWO FAT DUDES on Honda Supercubs from 35-40 years ago!
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