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04-01-2009 01:21 PM
Jace Bror I think the reason in payload capacity might be because of the tires used in those other countries. cuz the manual for my 2000 when you read about the tires it says we get the crap that we get. but europa gets the Metzeler ME880 as the stock tire. now if that is true the Metzeler has a higher load capacity.
03-25-2009 05:37 PM
Old Dog
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Originally Posted by denny6006 View Post
Any of you fellow big ole boy's got an extra riding jacket for sale 3X sized do ya?
Not me, but I did notice a 50% off sale at the Kawa shop here in Tullahoma, and everything I would have wanted was XS or XXXL, none my size, maybe you should check out the spring cleanout sales at a cycle shop, might find a bargain...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
03-25-2009 04:45 PM
D2u Lmao you guys are funny! My wife ,and I = about 450 lbs. Most of it is me (285lbs). Bike seems to handle and ride just fine,and yes i like steak too. Grass isnt food, grass is what food eats!!!
03-24-2009 02:33 PM
hgree
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Originally Posted by rccrashburn View Post
I cannot find it anywhere on the site, my Kawa manual states that the dry weight is 483#...

Does anybody know the maximum payload weight?

What is this "maximum hauling capacity" actually called?

Thanks in advance!
Here's a load out list and if you can keep it below this you should be alright...http://www.cdthayer.com/cruiserlist.htm
03-24-2009 11:37 AM
bigrepp61 3x???? hahaha i ended up having to buy a 5 x and making due cuz all of the 3x that i found were too small in the chest...
03-24-2009 01:39 AM
denny6006 Any of you fellow big ole boy's got an extra riding jacket for sale 3X sized do ya?



03-23-2009 05:17 PM
OlHossCanada
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Originally Posted by denny6006 View Post
Lance you didn't think I got to 300 by grazing on salads didja?I have already put the bike on a diet, no goats belly,no fender struts ,no sissy bar, aftermarket tail light,cut down seat and thinking about chucking the center stand,I know it is handy but you have to get your priorities in order,meat or weeds for supper not too hard to decide there .I am not over weight ,I am under tall,Denny
Right on denny and bigrep, according to the BMI (body mass index), all of us in that #300 range should be over 7 feet tall I think.

As for the GVWR of #918 for the scoot and load, or the max weight carried allowed, I think some of you are splitting hairs. I see numbers quoted from #388- #406. There is not a magical cut-off line where the weight goes from safe to deadly.

I made one 30 mile trip with a passenger, where our combined weight was over #500 and the gross weight would have been in excess of #1040. Was it a smart thing to do? No, probably not. It was not comfortable for either one of us, and I will not do it again. However the suspension did not bottom out under us, the tires didn`t blow either. I was more cautious on that ride, with the over weight load, but did not feel in any particular danger. Acceleration was slower, but I had no trouble maintaining 65 mph on the highway. We did however draw some incredulous looks from folks in town, seeing two people, that large, on a 750.

So IMHO if you say that the maximum load on the vn750 is #400 give or take #20, you`re in the neighborhood, and the neighborhood is close enough.
03-23-2009 01:53 PM
denny6006 go for it



03-23-2009 10:45 AM
bigrepp61 denny.... im using that quote in my signature if you dont mind... as another 300+ man i know what your talking about.... steak over grass anyday!!
03-22-2009 11:53 PM
lance328
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Lance you didn't think I got to 300 by grazing on salads didja?I have already put the bike on a diet, no goats belly,no fender struts ,no sissy bar, aftermarket tail light,cut down seat and thinking about chucking the center stand,I know it is handy but you have to get your priorities in order,meat or weeds for supper not too hard to decide there .I am not over weight ,I am under tall,Denny
I just tell people I'm verticaly challenged!! LOL
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