the vn750 was made to hold a 250 lb rider plus an extra 300 lbs of accessories so if the two of u together r more than 550 lbs then u shouldnt do it i ride my son all the time im 200 lbs and so is he and i dont have any problems
I have to disagree in the interest of safety. There is no way a VN750 can carry that weight SAFELY. The GVWR is 918 pounds. The wet weight is around 530 pounds. Accessories and equipment around 20 pounds, clothing about 20 pounds, plus 400 pounds rider and passenger. That puts you at 970 pounds, 52 pounds over GVWR. You have no safety margin. Yes the bike can carry the weight but it is not safe. JMHO
You are right JM2001. I can't find my Clymer manual right now, but IIRC the VN750 dry weight is 487 lb, and coolant, oil and gas adds another 30-40 lb. I DO REMEMBER that the maximum additional weight allowed was 397 lb. That includes any chromed parts such as engine guard, luggage rack, highway pegs plus windshield, saddlebags, extra running lights etc. Then you add the rider, passenger and their riding gear. Two lightweights might be comfortable on the back of a VN750, but I have got to say heaney, that two 200 lb riders puts you right at the upper limit of recommended GVW, without any additional gear or accessories.
1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady
" or "Bad Girl
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
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