Originally Posted by Quincy
The weight of the bike unladen is 220kg, we then have a fair bit of luggage (45kg) and two people (140kg) so a total of 405kg. It doesn't look all that bad, not compared to some I've seen, but it does feel heavy and the front can feel a bit skittish. Is this heavy?
Its definitely heavy, but I don't think it's too heavy
I would say bump up the preload on your rear shock to compensate, though. As I said earlier: check your tyre for its weight code to be sure that the weight going through that particular tyre
is not exceeded.
If you are still not sure, BMW should be able to tell you what was the factory specified weight limit for the rear subframe, but I don't think you will have exceeded it. After all, this sort of thing is what this bike was built for...
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