What is the actual weight of my bike?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by BaronVonDarrin, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Pistolero

    Pistolero W. F. O.

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    ^ that's what I was sayin' :lol3
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  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    That is a neat photo. If you ever meet the photographer who took it.. you should buy him a beer. :deal

    :augie

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  4. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    They are :deal

    I could've swore I read the weight on these was around 500 lbs. Maybe that's was a dry weight. Oh well. It feels lighter then my 650 v-strom which was 490 lbs loaded and farkled, atleast when riding. Picking it up is another matter :umph.
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  5. BaronVonDarrin

    BaronVonDarrin Been here awhile

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    is that a 908 on the rear?
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  6. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    My '04 with full tanks and stock mufflers, but without tools, racks, guards, or farkles of any kind, weighed 500 lb.

    BTW, truck scales weigh in 20 to 50 lb increments, so they don't really tell you much about a bike.
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  7. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    so how much does the camo tanker weigh? :ear
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  8. akarob

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    500 pounds sounds like a lot, when you're used to the feather weight KTM dirt bikes.

    In comparison to other bikes, it starts looking light. I had an `09 KLX250 supermoto, it was a little over 300 pounds. I got it for my wife and she made a comment about it being a light bike - the I explained that my KTM450 weighed 25 pounds less.

    The other big sport touring bikes are heavy suckers too. Far heavier than the ADV. I think it was said best, as long as it's on 2 wheels, it'll feel light.
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  9. mdfehrmann

    mdfehrmann Been here awhile

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    Weight Info loaded for the long haul, camping, spares, food, water, gear, gone for 70 days and 17,000 miles.
    These are all 2006 950 adventures and put on the scales the day we arrived back from our trip.
    They sure never felt that heavy, unless I was picking mine up which I did plenty of.

    1-550lbs with 3 gallons fuel (950 S running Wolfman Luggage)
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    2-607lbs with 4 gallons fuel (950 running cjdesigns hard boxes)
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    3-662lbs with 3 gallons fuel (AWD 950 S running cjdesigns hard boxes, aluminum fuel tanks, and a warn winch)
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  10. BaronVonDarrin

    BaronVonDarrin Been here awhile

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    I dropped it today on the freaking down going of the 35 degree incline driveway. I am pretty sure it weighs about 1000 lbs to my scrawny arms :/
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  11. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    Tanks half full. 270 kgs = 595 pounds... Does her ass look fat?

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    Not really over-packed by any means as you can see by the luggage arrangement

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  12. akarob

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    You can also use a regular bathroom scale to weigh a bike. Just do one wheel at a time then add them together. I think most scales top out at 300 lbs though. Some of you heavy hitters might exceed that.
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    Just be sure to put the non-weighing wheel on a block to raise it off the ground the same height as the wheel on the scale to avoid weight shift.
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  14. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    told ya..... :lol3

    hey CJ how heavy is the AWD bike?

    or how heavy is this one?

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    Those are both the same bikes, just different tanks. I sure like the Moab Pic.

    Last time I put them on the scales, Trail trim - tank bags, spares, winch, AWD and about 4 gallons of fuel it was around 550. Not bad at all in my mind for what it can do.

    The Alum tanks are lighter than the Aqualine tanks. :evil

    I'll pull the extras off later today when I'm in the shop and put it on the scales and try and get a "LESS GEAR" weight.

    I have 2 of these and they have come in very handy over the years.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-400Lbs-...762?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2562ba74fa

    It's interesting to see how front and rear weight setup is from bike to bike when you can put the full bike on 2 scales.
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  15. BaronVonDarrin

    BaronVonDarrin Been here awhile

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    Will CJ custom some aluminum tanks for anybody or are you special :freaky?
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  16. MrLebowski

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    Seeing this thread got me curious, mine weighed in at 504 lbs (228kg). That's with racks, crash bars, tire patch kit, pump, and tire irons. About 2 gallons of fuel in it I reckon.

    I'm gonna be as scientific as the weather reporters and say it "feels like" 400lbs though...
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  17. jnberr0

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    Keep in mind too that the 990's with ABS have obviously added some weight to the equation. My stock 990 Dakar with about 3 gallons weighed in around 525 lbs. A 2-1 exhaust and a lighter battery should get me back close to 500. That's pretty darn close to what my old 950 weighed (without crash bars but with Gobi racks).

    I've also got a Triumph Tiger 800XC loaner in my garage right (perk of my job:evil), and it's supposedly 475-ish wet. But honestly, the KTM carries its weight so much lower and better, it's pretty noticeable. Not that the Tiger is a bad bike (I really, really like it), but just agreeing with others who have pointed out how well the big orange bike carries itself, when upright at least.
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  18. ducatistadore

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    hmmmm....

    990 ABS gained 20lbs++ over 950...:cry

    here's what i got folks....

    950-S
    Akra exhaust (less 10+lbs over stock!)
    Smog removed.... (less 5lbs++)
    No rack, no Guards (less 35lbs!) (ok, well, now its back on...)

    Thats 50 lbs less ...bare foot mode!

    Fully fueled = 480 lbs ...

    My 1200GS was over 540 same configuration...:eek1
    And the Ducati 999 460lbs fueled!
    Most 1000cc++ bike is going to be a pig...no matter what.
    Even the 800GS is 500 lbs...EASY!

    690/640 is nice on dirt, but on a long haul a single thumper... kiss you asses good bye... :dhorse

    Bear in mind, KTM CG is pretty low also compared with most... its the fat HIGH mounted stock exhaust that kills it...
    Get rid of it faaaaast..., you'll notice a huge difference.

    Ciao.

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  19. DirtyADV

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    Scale showed 280 kg but could fit 20 more liters of fuel in it so not far from 300kg (661 lbs) ...sounds high but can't really know how accurate the truck scale was.

    Might have to try to weigh the bike with some more accurate scale at some point.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtyadv/7782437546/" title="Weight just under 300 kg by DirtyADV, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7782437546_ab5574f9bd_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Weight just under 300 kg"></a>

    This was all loaded up heading south a while back to visit a friend in Linköping.

    /Johan
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  20. ducatistadore

    ducatistadore Been here awhile

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    Impossible mate...!

    Even the FATEST of the bunch EVER made is the mighty BMW R1150GS ADV. that wins the competition at a mere 600++ lbs....




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