How much do you and your wife weigh?


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Choctaw
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How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by Choctaw » Mon May 14, 2018 2:46 pm



How many of you believe you are over the weight limit when your wife rides with you? I weight 225lbs and my wife ways 180lbs. Boy when my wife gets on the back I am like 'good lord woman'! And then i bitterly drive for the first 5-10 mile or so lolz. Then my gosh it takes a lot longer to stop nicely! Anyway. What's your average weight of you and your wife combined. If you are over, how concerned about it are you? How does your riding approach change? Oh and also with the bags filled feel like ya going to blow a tire?



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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:23 pm

I have been at 250+ for over 15 years, and while my wife would not ride with me, she ( gasp, saw the same on the doctor's scales )

My son weighs 325-350 or so, and last year I was at 275 and we doubled up and rode quite a bit.

the 1800 did not seem to even notice, it is strong hearted, and has very good brakes.
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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by DenverWinger » Tue May 15, 2018 1:07 am

Fortunately for us, we don't have that problem, I'm at 170 and GF about 130, I hardly notice her riding behind me ( :evil: "WHACK!" Sorry Honey, I didn't mean it that way... :oops:) :lol:
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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by dingdong » Tue May 15, 2018 7:35 am

Sorry, not going there..... ;) :D
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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by minimac » Tue May 15, 2018 8:19 am

I have to agree with Dingdong. Been married (this time) for 37 years. If I had to file a missing persons report on her, there's no way I could even guesstimate.

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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by 823JIM » Tue May 15, 2018 12:16 pm

I and my wife are in the same weight range as you and yours. We load the bike for trips, hook onto trailer and ride have no problems. I run a car tire for the weight factor and still handles just fine.
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Post by FM-USA » Wed May 16, 2018 8:07 am

Thtead reminded me of a tune...

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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by brettchallenger » Sat May 19, 2018 3:12 am

Use kilos instead of pounds, it sounds a lot less.
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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by Rednaxs60 » Sat May 19, 2018 5:24 am

Interesting question; however, one of the best ways to address the issue is to upgrade your bike's suspension. If you have 30,000 miles or more on your bike the 1800 suspension is getting soft and may be affecting the ride quality, performance and your personal safety.

I had an '08 1800 for two years, but before I bought it I researched the issues with the 1800 and the top two were tire longevity and suspension. The consensus I found was that the 1800 suspension did not stand up over the long run. I upgraded the suspension to Traxxion front and rear and it made a significant difference in ride performance, quality and with this comes personal safety. Tires lasted longer as well.

I now ride an '85 GL1200 LTD and have upgraded the suspension as well, not to Traxion, but with Race Tech components in the front forks and Progressive series 412 rear non-air shocks. Tires are lasting longer and the ride quality and performance of the bike is quite good. Another thing I did was weigh the 1800 and 1200 on a highway scale and these both came in at 925 pounds each. Thought the 1200 would weigh less but checked on a different set of scales and the weight was the 925 pounds.

I mention the suspension because like a car, it is the one key element in keeping the tires firmly planted on the road, and is well promoted as a safety issue. Go into any tire shop and you will see posters on tire wear and what you should do to correct the issue. Bike shops do not do this, but IMHO should. If you don't correct an issue with your car suspension you'll just be going back in for the same issue, similarly with a bike. Lots of aftermarket add-ons to address symptoms but not the issue.

Just a few of my thoughts.

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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by bugsbd » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:11 pm

I have the same problem, we are exactly the same weight, and we haul cargo for long hot rides, need to get lighter jackets off in heat of day and need cold drinks as well. I know that my first set of tires, mainly the back tire only lasted 8K and developed a bad spot and I attribute that to the weight. I ran a little over on the air to accommodate for that. The dealership says only run a few lbs over and If you do at 90 degrees plus your TPMS light will come on and you have to let air out of the back tire. I also adjust the air shocks up some as well and usually keep them there. I did get a basket for the trailer hitch which I now put the ice chest on so to take away from the top weight on the bike. I now have 4K on the new tires so time will tell if the tires will last any longer, I did upgrade to the top of the line tires.

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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by Big Blue UK » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:05 pm

My wife and I are about the same weight 10lbs combined. No suspension problem, high mpg, stops dead, and goes like a rocket/









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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by Jump Wings » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:50 pm

I'll take the bait. I like life on the edge. My wife was open about her weight when we first got married. But, the last 40 out of 44 years not so much. So I resorted to simple math when the opportunity arose. When we bought an Isuzu NPR for our business I took it to the scales at a near by quarry. It weight in at 8,200 lbs and I knew I was exactly 200 lbs. A few years later we took a load of debris from our new shop to Waste Management. After emptying the truck and getting back on the scale we weighed 8,500 lbs even. The math was simple! All I can say is she carries herself well.
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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by rachester67 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:44 pm

I will say this the wife and I alone without any baggage go over the suggested weight rating. enough said! 2012 bike 40K+ miles tires every 10-12K.

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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by bugsbd » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:50 am

Thanks yep we are right at the 412 for our 2012 bike as well, like I said it may have been the tire? Thanks I never notice any sluggish throttle or difficult braking distance at all. I have gotten use to the 2 up riding and when I ride solo it feels like I am on a sport bike.. Only wish this bike had more ground clearance. I have gone through a few rubber pegs and scarped the center stand many times, and that is not fun it can take the back tire off the ground, pucker power..

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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by Ravyn » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:11 am

Jump Wings wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:50 pm
I'll take the bait. I like life on the edge. My wife was open about her weight when we first got married. But, the last 40 out of 44 years not so much. So I resorted to simple math when the opportunity arose. When we bought an Isuzu NPR for our business I took it to the scales at a near by quarry. It weight in at 8,200 lbs and I knew I was exactly 200 lbs. A few years later we took a load of debris from our new shop to Waste Management. After emptying the truck and getting back on the scale we weighed 8,500 lbs even. The math was simple! All I can say is she carries herself well.
Hey Jump wings. Not to high jack this thread but I was born and raised in FDL. Moved to the west coast 34 years ago.
Where are you located in Fondy ? I lived on Johnson st. Between Amory and Park ave.
I come back a couple times a year to visit my daughter who lives in Denmark. And a long time high school buddy Don Palkovich and his wife d. of d's bees and d'signs unlimited. Small world eh!
Just to keep this thread on track I weigh 165 and my lady friend weighs , ahhhh, well we both weigh in at 305 lbs...hehehe :roll: No problem carrying a full load of gear and pulling a kwik kamp with a 60 lb tongue weight.

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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by Jump Wings » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:12 am

Ravyn wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:11 am
Jump Wings wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:50 pm
I'll take the bait. I like life on the edge. My wife was open about her weight when we first got married. But, the last 40 out of 44 years not so much. So I resorted to simple math when the opportunity arose. When we bought an Isuzu NPR for our business I took it to the scales at a near by quarry. It weight in at 8,200 lbs and I knew I was exactly 200 lbs. A few years later we took a load of debris from our new shop to Waste Management. After emptying the truck and getting back on the scale we weighed 8,500 lbs even. The math was simple! All I can say is she carries herself well.
Hey Jump wings. Not to high jack this thread but I was born and raised in FDL. Moved to the west coast 34 years ago.
Where are you located in Fondy ? I lived on Johnson st. Between Amory and Park ave.
I come back a couple times a year to visit my daughter who lives in Denmark. And a long time high school buddy Don Palkovich and his wife d. of d's bees and d'signs unlimited. Small world eh!
Just to keep this thread on track I weigh 165 and my lady friend weighs , ahhhh, well we both weigh in at 305 lbs...hehehe :roll: No problem carrying a full load of gear and pulling a kwik kamp with a 60 lb tongue weight.
Hi Ravyn, We've lived in North Fondy for the last eight years. I grew up on the west coast around the Presidio of San Francisco. I lived on Vashon Island for a year also. I go to Denmark for auto parts. Norm's is a pretty decent scrap yard.
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Re: How much do you and your wife weigh?

Post by Ravyn » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:31 am

Jump Wings wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:12 am
Ravyn wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:11 am
Jump Wings wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:50 pm
I'll take the bait. I like life on the edge. My wife was open about her weight when we first got married. But, the last 40 out of 44 years not so much. So I resorted to simple math when the opportunity arose. When we bought an Isuzu NPR for our business I took it to the scales at a near by quarry. It weight in at 8,200 lbs and I knew I was exactly 200 lbs. A few years later we took a load of debris from our new shop to Waste Management. After emptying the truck and getting back on the scale we weighed 8,500 lbs even. The math was simple! All I can say is she carries herself well.
Hey Jump wings. Not to high jack this thread but I was born and raised in FDL. Moved to the west coast 34 years ago.
Where are you located in Fondy ? I lived on Johnson st. Between Amory and Park ave.
I come back a couple times a year to visit my daughter who lives in Denmark. And a long time high school buddy Don Palkovich and his wife d. of d's bees and d'signs unlimited. Small world eh!
Just to keep this thread on track I weigh 165 and my lady friend weighs , ahhhh, well we both weigh in at 305 lbs...hehehe :roll: No problem carrying a full load of gear and pulling a kwik kamp with a 60 lb tongue weight.
Hi Ravyn, We've lived in North Fondy for the last eight years. I grew up on the west coast around the Presidio of San Francisco. I lived on Vashon Island for a year also. I go to Denmark for auto parts. Norm's is a pretty decent scrap yard.
Small world, eh ! Things have sure changed in Fondy since I left in 1986.
Thanks for the reply. :-)



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