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Front / Rear Weight Ratio

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by pigsy, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. I'm trying to calculate if I can increase the load capacity of my bike. I'm looking at upgrading the suspension and trying to determine if I should bother.

    Front tyre is rated 57H ( 230Kg 210Kph)
    Rear tyre is rated 77S (412Kg 180Kph)

    Wet weight of bike is 243Kg (2006 VSTAR 650)

    How do I work out or find out weight balance between front and rear?

    Factory spec for load capacity is 200Kg. I want to increase that to 260Kg.

  2. put a scale under each end....or put one scale under one end....try to keep the bike as level as poss...and then put the scale under the other end...keeping the bike, again. as level as poss.
  3. You could always just do what everyone else does and just grossly overload it :D.
  4. You will have AT LEAST a 250kg margin on the rear tyre. Even if you're a fat bastard like me, you'll never overload a bike with gear!
  5. If your going to carry a lot of extra weight, Put a couple more PSI in the tyres,
    About 4 PSI,
    Too much weight on the bike,
    Two things will happen,
    The bike wont take off, too much weight, Very doubtfull,
    You run out of suspension, Tyre is hitting the mudguard, It wont go,