Put the ole girl on the scale today

Sierra1

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I haven't dropped the Tenere. . . . yet. But, the last time I dropped a bike was the ST1300. Thought I had the side stand down. . . . and didn't. I was so pissed, and embarrassed, jerked the handlebars and stood it up. I'm probably luck the cast bars didn't break. Sometimes being half the weight of the bike is an advantage. :oops: I would normally go with Chaz's technique though for 90% of the time.
 

whisperquiet

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Well, i personally love the weight. I rode 400 miles yesterday. 350 of it interstate. It was quite enjoyable. The stability in windy conditions is admirable. and plenty of power to pass Jethro with a truck full of scrap metal and couches. And i averaged 46.3 mpg. I am now considering buying a new windscreen. Any thoughts on the National Cycles V-stream? Or just add an extension?

What did the Doritos Farmer say to the other Doritos farmer? Cool Ranch, man.
I have the V Stream tall on my ‘15.....fits great, looks/works great, and is reasonably priced.
 

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I haven't dropped the Tenere. . . . yet. But, the last time I dropped a bike was the ST1300. Thought I had the side stand down. . . . and didn't. I was so pissed, and embarrassed, jerked the handlebars and stood it up. I'm probably luck the cast bars didn't break. Sometimes being half the weight of the bike is an advantage. :oops: I would normally go with Chaz's technique though for 90% of the time.
She’s a big gal and an easy one to lay down!;)
 

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I like big bikes and I can not lie. You other brothers can't deny. That when a bike rides in with an itty bitty waist, and a round thing in your face, you get sprung, want to pull up tough. 'Cause you notice that bike was stuffed, I'm hooked and I can't stop staring. Oh baby, I want to get wit'cha, and take your picture. My homeboys tried to warn me. But that bike you got makes (me so horny)… :D
 
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are those CAT scales at truck stops and gas stations free? how does that work?
Cat scales cost $10.50 for the first weigh and 2.50 ea additional for 24 hours. Easy way to do it is download the app and you don't even need to go inside. It will send you a PDF of the weigh ticket to the app or email.

Otherwise you roll up hit the call button and they will ask "first weigh or reweigh" then they will ask for truck number they just need a 4 digit number (or more) so I use my last 4 of the plate. Then you pull around go inside and pick up the printout.


But better is if you happen to have a place that sells rocks/sand by the truck load, they usually have a scale on the way in and will let you weigh for free on something like a bike. My local garbage transfer station has a scale for their trucks, I've taken my bike in the past and had it weighed with no problem.

The CAT scales are only really needed if you are trying to figure out truck and trailer weights on the different axles etc. They have 3 weight plates so you can get steer axle drive axle and trailer axle.
 

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The weight perception is all relative. I came to my S10 from a Street Glide. All the reviews I read before I took a test ride mentioned how heavy the S10 was. The first time I picked it up off the side stand I almost threw it over on the other side. It weighs 400 pounds less than my Street Glide. Compared to that bike my S10 is a graceful ballerina.
 

cyclemike4

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I was curious so i rode mine into the plant last night and weighed it. I was having a hard time believing this things was that heavy. I have had to pick it up a couple times both in bad locations ( of course you will not fall over on nice flat ground will you ) and it was heavy but just didn't seem to be a 600 pound bike. I just thought it was top heavy. With crash bars yamaha boxes and the usual gear i carry every day and 1/4 tank of gas it weighed 622 pounds! Dam that thing is fat! In comparison my old FJ 1200 is around 50 pounds lighter with a full tank of fuel and the same gear on it. The FJ is 20 pounds heavier than the Harley sportster my buddy has. I guess if pounds equal durability i am more than happy! haha.
 

Sierra1

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. . . .In comparison my old FJ 1200 is around 50 pounds lighter with a full tank of fuel and the same gear on it. . . .
I love my ol' FJ, but she was never known as a lightweight either. 50lbs isn't too bad considering the Tenere is liquid cooled, and has a drive shaft. But, I agree the Tenere feels much lighter than the scales reveal. :)
 
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