Erika’s putting on weight

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Erika’s putting on weight

Post by Lokiboy » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:44 am

While turning in some aluminum cans I decided to see Erika‘s weight on the scales (me off to the side)

960lbs :shock:

-dry weight, new: 730lbs

She’s been very dependable, and although she may have put on a few pounds, has a few wrinkles, a few dents, slightly fading looks and she may not be the shinny new rig I once knew, she still looks good to me :)
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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by Penrod » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:49 am

Lots of tools in the trunk?
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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by Obo Scribe » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:57 am

Mine had its annual MOT today, and tipped the scales at 391kg/862lb, fueled and tooled, but without me.
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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by chaos2 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:35 pm

too much high octane?
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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:06 pm

Words of warning, never answer the question, "Do my mufflers make me look fat?"
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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by El queso » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:15 pm

Too much junk in the trunk. Unless you like that sort of thing...
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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by GHGoodwin » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:44 am

Getting a lower center of gravity as we age are we? :P
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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by Claus » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:13 am

Obo Scribe wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:57 am
Mine had its annual MOT today, and tipped the scales at 391kg/862lb, fueled and tooled, but without me.
:shock: That´s about 50 kg more than mine has
Well, your´s is a 750, it can handle the weight better than my old 650 :mrgreen:
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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:03 am

I need to weigh my bike, I'm thinking weigh one wheel at a time on a bathroom scale, the other wheels on a piece of 2x6 so it sits level.

I know those big ammo cans some guys like to bolt on can weigh a lot before you fill them up.
A .50 cal can weight 5lbs empty.
A short 40mm can is 13lbs empty.
A tall 40mm can is close to 30lbs.

10l of gas is 17lbs NOT counting the can and rack.

Add some ammo cans, fuel cans, tools, racks and I can see a Ural gain 100+ lbs easily.

My skidplate weighs 26.6lbs...the worlds biggest and heaviest! :lol:

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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:59 am

I jacked up the bike and slid the scale under each wheel.
I put a 2x4 under the wheels not being weighed to keep the bike level.
I got the following numbers...

Rear Wheel- 326lbs
Front Wheel- 270lbs
Sidecar Wheel- 242lbs
Total- 838lbs

This was with a 1/4 full fuel tank, all tools, rags, drill winch, drill batteries, etc.
I have added a nose rack, aluminum pannier that holds a 5L NATO can, hand guards, Enduro seat, Raceway Left Foot box and of course my skidplate.

I've removed the left side battery cover, the 2wd shaft guard, went from dual pipes/pontoons to Y-pipe with single Harley muffler and all associated hangers/brackets.

The old bathroom scale I used in the garage agrees with my house scale and the doctor's scale.
I could go to the truck stop and try, but no idea what they would charge or if they'd even let me on with a bike.
I've always wanted a set of those scales that guys use to set-up a car for track day, but haven't had enough need for them.

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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by jaybird » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:56 pm

BinDerSmokDat wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:59 am
I jacked up the bike and slid the scale under each wheel.
I put a 2x4 under the wheels not being weighed to keep the bike level.
I got the following numbers...

Rear Wheel- 326lbs
Front Wheel- 270lbs
Sidecar Wheel- 242lbs
Total- 838lbs

This was with a 1/4 full fuel tank, all tools, rags, drill winch, drill batteries, etc.
I have added a nose rack, aluminum pannier that holds a 5L NATO can, hand guards, Enduro seat, Raceway Left Foot box and of course my skidplate.

I've removed the left side battery cover, the 2wd shaft guard, went from dual pipes/pontoons to Y-pipe with single Harley muffler and all associated hangers/brackets.

The old bathroom scale I used in the garage agrees with my house scale and the doctor's scale.
I could go to the truck stop and try, but no idea what they would charge or if they'd even let me on with a bike.
I've always wanted a set of those scales that guys use to set-up a car for track day, but haven't had enough need for them.
I have three scales for that, I'll bring them to the JDH.
When I went to the USCA Rally in Corning NY and you guys rode in for a few hours from your get together in Pennsylvania,
They had a session of weighing the rigs with riders, on digital scales, and making recommendations on weight distribution, it was very popular and informative.
If you're over this way my neighbor has a full size truck scale he lets me weigh things on, I can take you over there if you want to check the bathroom scales.

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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:43 pm

jaybird wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:56 pm
...When I went to the USCA Rally in Corning NY...They had a session of weighing the rigs with riders, on digital scales, and making recommendations on weight distribution, it was very popular and informative...
Logic says that the rear wheel should weigh the most, followed by the front and then the sidecar (if no monkey.)
That is anecdotally supported by the official, as well as popular, tire pressures people seem to run at.
What the weight ratio between the three wheels should be, I have no idea.
With me on the bike and tools in the trunk, I'm not sure there is much I could move around to change those weights.
I've toyed with the idea of moving weight from the trunk to the sidecar to get more weight over the hack wheel when riding solo, but I'd only have to move it back to the trunk when I have a monkey.
jaybird wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:56 pm
...I have three scales for that, I'll bring them to the JDH...
jaybird wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:56 pm
...If you're over this way my neighbor has a full size truck scale he lets me weigh things on, I can take you over there if you want to check the bathroom scales....
Either a weigh-in at the JDH or the next time we ride out of your farm sounds like a fun idea.
We can take bets on the "fattest bike." Maybe even a trophy.
But no cheating; riders have to ride a full day off-road with the same load they get weighed with.
You can't put your anvil, bowling ball and bench vice collection in the hack for weigh-in. :lol:

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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by Claus » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:18 am

BinDerSmokDat wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:43 pm

You can't put your anvil, bowling ball and bench vice collection in the hack for weigh-in. :lol:
Well, in the old shop we had a small cannon furnace to heat during winter. I bought briquettes in a hardware store, hauling them with my Ural.
200 kg could go into the tub with the cover closed (you don´t want the police getting curious upon a pile of briquettes stacked on the sidecar.)
I have a strong Bilstein sidecar shock, so one didn´t even notice it was totally overloaded.
So my rig weight 340 kg plus 200 kg briquettes plus (at that time) my 180 kg made 720 kg (1587 lb) . Max weight allowed is 640 kg (1410 lb)
I doubt I could have stopped in time if any obstacle would have appeared infront of me.
If i did that now, the permissible total weight would only be exceeded by 20 kg :mrgreen:
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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by Lokiboy » Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:26 pm

She really is putting on weight!

After reading the weights others posted I’m thinking Erika can’t be 100lbs heavier. So, I went to another weigh station. Yep, she sure is. :shock:
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Re: Erika’s putting on weight

Post by jaybird » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:25 am

Lokiboy wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:26 pm
She really is putting on weight!

After reading the weights others posted I’m thinking Erika can’t be 100lbs heavier. So, I went to another weigh station. Yep, she sure is. :shock:
My GearUp was up around a thousand pounds for quite a while, it grossed out at over 1,300 pounds when Tina and I went to the top of Mount Washington.

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