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FYI R1100S Weight & Percentages

Was helping a friend scale his racecar today and was able to get my bike up on the scales, this is what I found.

Bike was road ready
half tank fuel
bag mounts but NO bags
no rear pegs
no canister
Remus full exh, no cat
ABS
homemade lic plate bracket
modified stock seat with extra padding and a sheepskin cover
no seat cowl
suburban peg lowering kit
Short Paralever arm

530# w/o me
50.5% on frt
49.5% on rear

753# w/me
50.9% on frt
49.1% on rear

Fixed, thanks arbik

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what happened to the other 9%?

No but seriously, Are bikes the same as cars, where 50/50 is desireable?
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great info

thanks, that answers a question i posted here a while ago
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223# George!
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Interesting on bike distribution. Were you in a normal riding position....sitting up....crouched down?
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Paul with gear... it weights only 10# though

Normal position for me... slightly up, slightly crouched, i have low bars and am 6'2"

Also, bike has lowered pegs.

I was higly surprsed to see such a close weight distribution... surprised there wasn't more weight on the nose.
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I was higly surprsed to such a close weight distribution... surprised there wasn't more weight on the nose.
Ditto. Wonder how these nums compare with race bikes in general and MotoGP bikes in particular. Anyway....thanks for doing this and sharing the info.
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Yeah, considering the bike feels and behaves like the rear is significantly lighter on the rear.
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How did you measure the % front/rear. Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, but I was thinking of weighing my bike.
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JC, I used scales for cars where it has 4 scales linked to a display. I only needed 2 so i put the LF scale under the front wheel and the LR scale under the rear. The display can show total weight, weight for just the front, or the rear or one corner. It will also calculate the percentage of the total weight each scale measures, and since there are only 2 scales used for the bike one held 49.5% and the other 50.5% of the total combined weight
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The poor boy way is to raise the bike on service stands and put a bathroom digital scale under each end in sequence...lower....record. Have an extra set of hands to steady things.
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If you lower the bike onto the scales make sure you bounce it to settle the suspension.
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I haven't done that. Always thought just having the bike level would be good enough.
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Bob, when you lower the suspension down it will be in a bind. the jouncing will settle the supension to a proper/normal setting.

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