rear overhang weight calculation

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  1. johng

    johng Read Only Funster

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    hi all.. my baby 250cc kawasaki just passed its first MOT in 12 years !

    I rescued the bike from a ditch for £26 :Rofl1:

    its slow and very soft, compared to the VFR800 , but its fun , 14000 rpm is interesting!


    anyway.. I want it on the back of the RV this weekend.. i want may not get

    it weighs 165kg and the rack will take it up to 200kg all in..

    wheel base of van - 3.55 m
    overhang to middle of bike rack - 2.7m

    GVW - 4,627kg
    F axle max - 1,769kg
    R axle max - 3266 kg

    I do know that the van is 4000kg's completely empty except driver. 1300 and 2700 or thereabouts..

    can someone crunch the numbers and let me know what the bike will add to rear and take from front please?

    Thanks
    John
     
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    thanks Olley..
    that should leave me 200 left on the rear? (which will dissapear with fuel, grey, black waste, and food and so on..)

    close but ok ?
     
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    ahh one other thing, I took 100kgs out just about 1.6 M behind rear wheels (Genny!)

    this was done recently and should have removed another load effectively from the rear axle.. much better?
     
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    Be fine unless you get stopped John, depends how much fuel you intend to take, 7.5lbs a gallon, booze is even heavier. :BigGrin:

    Olley
     
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    hi John according to that calculator that's 145kg off the back, and 45kg on the front.

    Olley
     
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    but I am a fair bit under olley?

    why would I worry being stopped?

    :) booze can go up front somewhere..
     
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    Sounds like you should ok, but the only way to know for certain is to get it weighed. If it was me I wouldn't bother with weighing unless their was one close.

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