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Old 10-14-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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Weighing a bike

I can weigh myself w gear on; I know I weigh 195, plus the gear etc, etc.

My curiousity is the weight of my bike. I know there is a GVWR number but Im not sure what is considered an average occupant(x2) to subtract from the 980lb number.

So... does anyone have or know of a willing truck/LT or commercial scale I could weight the bike on? If I had a 600 two scales would almost be enough but my fat biotch would break something from Bath, Body and Beyond. Plus they dont like me to shop w my bike cuz I clog the isles.

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Old 10-14-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:16 AM   #3
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What about truck stops? they might charge a fee but they do have certifed scales. Just an option
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Didnt know if there was a minimum weight for truck stop scales...


I didn't know HRP had one... where in the pits? the left side shed before going under the staging area?
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I can weigh myself w gear on; I know I weigh 195, plus the gear etc, etc.

My curiousity is the weight of my bike. I know there is a GVWR number but Im not sure what is considered an average occupant(x2) to subtract from the 980lb number.

So... does anyone have or know of a willing truck/LT or commercial scale I could weight the bike on? If I had a 600 two scales would almost be enough but my fat biotch would break something from Bath, Body and Beyond. Plus they dont like me to shop w my bike cuz I clog the isles.

Thanx.
i have a freight scale that is built into the ground that we weigh large pallets for shipment. that is what i use to weigh my bikes. ur more than welcome to come over and use it if u like....
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:21 AM   #7
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Take a regular bathroom scale and weigh each wheel. On a car you can get weights on the 4 wheels and add them up...

Should work? Just space up the wheel not on the scale to keep the bike level....

Or there is a beam scale off 529 that you can use for free. Not sure how accurate it would be for that small of weight.
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truck scales are usually rounded to the nearest 20 lbs though.
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You can use the scales at HRP and you don't even have to race. Just pay entry to spectate, then ride through the pits back down the return road to the time slip booth, you will see the little booth with the computer scale thing in it. Pull up on the big plate and let it rip. Odds are, your busa will be around 540-550lbs depending on the fuel level and assuming you have already -canned your stock exhaust. I think the least mine ever weighed was 530lbs and that was with a 1/4 tank of fuel.

Now that heavy is probably 560-575lbs with all my on it.
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lol alan...

ya, other then the muzzy system Im looking at stock weight since Ive taken off just about what I put on to compensate for the electronics.

Thanx guys... Looks like I'll visit HRP to feed my curiosity. Thankx for the offer JH...
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lol alan...

ya, other then the muzzy system Im looking at stock weight since Ive taken off just about what I put on to compensate for the electronics.

Thanx guys... Looks like I'll visit HRP to feed my curiosity. Thankx for the offer JH...
no problem. if u change ur mind let me know. im just 15 mins away from where u live in the woodlands... alot closer than HRP.
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Will a truck scale handle a heavy busa??


most truck scales do weigh in 20 lb increments. I used to use them to weigh cars, but they arent precise enough for a bike.
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Will a truck scale handle a heavy busa??


most truck scales do weigh in 20 lb increments. I used to use them to weigh cars, but they arent precise enough for a bike.
My bad, i did not know this. Do Not use truck scale
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:52 PM   #15
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no truck scales will weigh me, at 200 lbs and todays scales are very acurate, use a cat scale it will be about 7 bucks, i think the closest one to you is around exit 92 off 45 n
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go to a scrap iron recycleing place. they have scales to weigh vehicles that bring scrap metal.
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or you could take jody up on his offer????
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or you could take jody up on his offer????
nobody seems to want my help... geee i wonder why that is
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I used your help! Well, just bought a rear stand from ya!! But I'd recommend ya!!!
thanx chris i hope its workin out for ya !
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