I was hoping that someone knew it, so I would not have to do that.Chatman128 said:Here's one way to get a reasonable ballpark figure:
1. Put the bike on the center stand.
2. Pick up the front wheel and slide a bathroom scale under it and measure the weight (call it w).
3. Measure the distance from the center stand ground contact point to the front wheel contact point on the scale (call this lfront).
4. Measure the distance from the centerstand contact point to where the rear wheel would contact the ground if the bike were sitting at rest (call this lrear).
5. Perform the calculation: w * lfront / curbweight and call this d.
Now the weight distribution is roughly (lfront - d) / (lrear + d)
Or you could try and find it published someplace
That's a good idea, right now I owe an Acura RSX, which can't tow more than 1000 pounds, so I need a small trailer (which I have). However, I'm thinking of purchasing a larger vehicle (like a Honda Pilot, class 3 hitch), that could handle a regular trailer. All that U-Haul has are enclosed trailers, that rent over $500 for 5 days for interstate travel. Unfortunately, the flat bed trailer with a ramp, are not offered for interstate travel. The only other alternative, is to buy a flat bed trailer, and sell it when I get to FL.Bill-Bill said:Why not just rent a U-haul trailer that is big enough to haul the scooter in????? That way you get to FL and turn the trailer in and when ready to go back to NY rent another one.
Sounds like a good idea. I have to ask my Mom if the homeowners association will allow it. However, even if they don't, if I can put it together with wrenches, I can take it apart to store it, till my return trip home.Chet_Benson said:
If I stored the scooter in Fl, what would I ride when I get back to NY? Plus storage fees do mount up.model28a said:Katuzo couldn't you just rent a place to store a trailer when you are in Florida? Or rent someplace to store the scooter when you go back north?
I didn't realize that the trailers sold at Lowes came disassembled, I though they were all welded together, I'll take a trip there and check them out. Because you mentioned it, I did check out trailer in a bag. Nice concept, a little pricey, but a good solution if every thing else fails.john grinsel said:Now that I see the point of how much weight on 400 front wheel---- to tow scooter----probably 200 or less, but towing bike directly behind car, uncovered, bike takes quite a betting from rocks/dirt/mud. Also even with drive belt taken off completely rear gear case is working and taking quite a beating.....doing what it wasn't designed to do, tire wear too.
I also understand no place to store trailer----try trailer in a bag, etc. Even the cheap trailers you buy unassembled at Lowes can be used and taken apart to store.
Further have hitch that can handle 500 lbs of tongue weight, there are carriers that can elevate both wheels of bike, but then you have the 90 plus inches of Burgman that are probably wider than your vehicle to deal with. Legal--WIDE LOAD?
Since I am not trailer biker---best/cheapest solution---Just take scooter ( it doesn't snow in FL ) Fun to live without car.OR take SUV with all your junk----take Bus back to NY, ride scooter----surely cheaper than shipping back and forth and some fun thrown in,too. Less hassle.