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DL1000 Hauling capacity

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Looking at buying a used 2003 dl1000 what is the max cargo weight that can be carried.
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The spec says the GVWR is 965lb and the curb weight is 525lb so the capacity for adding weight is 440lb. That being said, it's really a legal fiction. There are many variables to what is safe. The surface, speed, rider experience, suspension/tire changes and even aerodynamics and placement of the load all change how well the bike handles a load.
 

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with stock springs gvw is something like 885 iirc subtract wet weight of bike 500± that give you 375-400 for rider, passenger & cargo ....

heck, I weigh 300 geared up, add luggage weight + everyday kit I was overloaded as soon as I sat on it

beefing springs is only one aspect of increasing payload, look at the weight rating of the tires, especially the rear that takes most of the cargo/pillon load

and if you want to be able to agressively ride, then think about brake improvements , do they make a perimeter brake for a 19" wheel :beatnik:



 

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Something that I found out a few years back is that "most" motorcycles regardless of displacement have approx. the same carrying (load) capacity between 350 - 400lbs.
i.e Even a Ninja 250 has a 375lb load capacity - not much different to a DL-1000.
 

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I think if I were to regularly ride at or above the load rating for the Strom, I would add a steering damper to prevent wobbles at speed. Otherwise, I think we worry about this needlessly.

Unless, of course, you're a duck around Christmas...









 

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thanks! if it's not too much of a pita, could you measure the distance between the tie down loops, please? i got the overall dimensions from the sw-motech site but i'm trying to see if i can use them on my gobi bags.

btw, bike looks awesome!
 

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That is awesome...I thought we were cool because we tied a turkey fryer and a tool box to the back of my friend's Rocket III when he won a drawing. That is rigged for touring.
It was my first ever multiday trip, so I lightened up since...



teevee said:
thanks! if it's not too much of a pita, could you measure the distance between the tie down loops, please? i got the overall dimensions from the sw-motech site but i'm trying to see if i can use them on my gobi bags.

btw, bike looks awesome!
I keep forgetting, I'll try to do it tonight.

UPDATE: 11 inches in between on the side. The strings are 7/8" wide.
 
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