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« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2020, 05:36:56 PM »

Usually a big difference  in dry and wet weight. Dry weight is pretty much a useless number. Who cares what a bike weights with no fuel, coolant or battery. You can't ride it in that condition.  
I read an article years ago and the author said something like "The BSA had a claimed dry weight of 300 pounds, but once I added gas and 40 pounds of air to each tire, the real weight was about 400 pounds."

Back in the day I was on the rules committee of a MC racing association. In some of the classes the bikes had a minimum weight based on their MSO weight. That was a major headache because we soon found out that there could be as much as 80# difference in the "dry weight" and what is usually referred to as "curb weight", what the bike would weigh ready to ride. Some dry weight claims didn't include anything make of rubber, ie, no tires!!
 




 
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« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2020, 07:03:06 PM »

Usually a big difference  in dry and wet weight. Dry weight is pretty much a useless number. Who cares what a bike weights with no fuel, coolant or battery. You can't ride it in that condition. 
I read an article years ago and the author said something like "The BSA had a claimed dry weight of 300 pounds, but once I added gas and 40 pounds of air to each tire, the real weight was about 400 pounds."

Back in the day I was on the rules committee of a MC racing association. In some of the classes the bikes had a minimum weight based on their MSO weight. That was a major headache because we soon found out that there could be as much as 80# difference in the "dry weight" and what is usually referred to as "curb weight", what the bike would weigh ready to ride. Some dry weight claims didn't include anything make of rubber, ie, no tires!!
 

 

Stuff like this in the computer industry is called "compatibility".
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