What is the actual weight of my bike?

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

  1. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    Should have left my rock collection at home maybe =)

    Well its what the scale showed but it can easily be 100kg off and it would never be noticed and even if its off all loads are measured with both an in weight and an out weight so it would cancel out so the actual weight of the cargo is correct.

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  2. ducatistadore

    ducatistadore Been here awhile

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    Yeah, i have had them all pretty much... But GSA was the worst on the dirt and best on the street.
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    Started with a 1150GS adv. and took to desert, and realized "how can any one ride this thing in the dirt..:cry"

    Dropped it the first day in front of the post office, tried to pick it up and soon realized, " this will cost me a few blown discs... L1-L100 and S1-S1000.. and the arms may be pulled right outta sockets. ....:huh
    It felt like a 10,000 lb bike!
    This fat chick ran over and helped me pick it up... was pretty embarrassin .. since she did most of the work...:pep
    The KTM rules indeed As long as it doesnt break down, but that should'nt be a concern, would it ! ...:freaky



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  3. ducatistadore

    ducatistadore Been here awhile

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    Yeah, i have had them all pretty much... But GSA was the worst on the dirt and best on the street.

    Started with an 1150GS adv., took to desert, and realized "how can any one ride this thing in the dirt...:cry"

    Dropped it the first day in front of the post office, tried to pick it up and soon realized, " this will cost me a few blown discs... L1-L100 and S1-S1000.. and the arms may be pulled right outta sockets. ....:huh
    It felt like a 10,000 lb bike!
    This fat chick ran over and helped me pick it up... was pretty embarrassin .. since she did most of the work...:pep
    The KTM rules indeed As long as it doesnt break down, but that should'nt be a concern, would it ! ...:freaky





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  4. SS in Vzla.

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

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    I don't think it is that impossible. It's about the same weight I got when I put my bike on the scale...
    Two different scales, two different countries. Approximate same weight.
    I might have not been carrying so much personal stuff, but my Pelican cases weigh a lot when compared to those soft bags.
    I think the bike manufacturers lie their asses off when they quote the weight.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18470912&postcount=31

    My bike has Akras, but it also has the OEM crashbars, a (very heavy) Touratech Skidplate, a TT rear rack, plus the Pelican Cases with Happy Trail Racks (which are lighter than the OEM ones).
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  5. geometrician

    geometrician let's keep going...

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    "hey man, what answer did you get for number 11 on the test?" :lol3

    State-certified DOT vehicle digital pod scales (customer owns truck-sales company was comparing the weight of his 2010 200XC with the 2012 model & I asked him to do a few bikes as long as he was there).

    US-spec 2012 990 Dakar, new, on showroom floor. No battery or tool kit. KTM low crash bars I just put on. No luggage racks/luggage. Less than 1/2 gallon of fuel left in the tanks (2-strokes are shipped dry, 4-strokes have dark green fuel stabilizer with a splash of fuel from Austria production line testing)

    499.7 pounds, no boards, tricks, or tare weight.

    500 frickin' pounds before mods/additions, people. She hides her weight well...
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  6. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    I agree, the proper way to do this is to put the other wheel on a block so the bike is level. However one night my neighbor and I were weighing bikes, and we decided to weigh a bike again without the non weighted wheel up on the block, and I was surprised the difference was negligible. Digital bathroom scale read the exact same number regardless. I was surprised as I thought it would be a pound or two different.

    Regarding 990 Weight. I used an analog scale, my 2011 990 ADV R with about half a tank of fuel, 2 into 1 Remus exhaust, Adventurespec bash plate, KTM luggage racks and KTM crash bars, HDB hand guards, and a few other bits n pieces weighs 500LBS.

    As far as the accuracy of various scales goes, I called up the land fill who has a state certified scale. I asked how accurate it was, they said it was certified to be within either 50 or 20 LBS, I can't remember which. So, if someone tells you they have a certified scale, be sure to find out what the certification is.

    My G650 Xchallenge wth luggage racks, bash plate, fuel, ready to pack for a trip is 365LBS.
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