WR 450 WEIGHT
Posted January 22, 2003 - 03:04 AM
The weight I got.
First I tried putting the scale on a bike stand but no matter how I positioned it under the bike I couldn’t read the scale, the dial was covered up by the bike frame and engine. So I went with the measure the front with a block of wood the same height as the scale under the rear wheel, and then measured the rear weight using the same procedure. The scale is a high quality scale that reads to 300#. None the less I can’t verify the accuracy of the scale. The total weight was 251# . That was with oil, coolant (about 8oz too much) and 1/8 th tank of gas.
Gas weighs from 5.8 to 6.5 # per gallon so the average weight is 6.15 # per gallon. Weight of gas needed to bring it to a full tank is 16.
So, 251 + 16 = 267#
with oil, coolant, and a full tank of gas.
Posted January 22, 2003 - 03:23 AM
Posted January 22, 2003 - 03:34 AM
i know you were F****D over by your dealer are you still looking for a WR450 ? or are you going orange?
Posted January 22, 2003 - 03:53 AM
Gas weighs from 5.8 to 6.5 # per gallon so the average weight is 6.15 # per gallon. Multiplied by 7/8 (.875 the amount shy of a full tank) I get 5.38#. So, 251 + 5.38 = 256.38#
I think you need to adjust your gas calculation to:
.875 * 2.96 * 6.15 = 15.93
So total weight = 251 + 16 = 267 with full tank.
Not bad IMO for a fully loaded WR450.
Posted January 22, 2003 - 03:58 AM
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Posted January 22, 2003 - 07:36 AM