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3rd May 2006, 05:55
Have not taken too many passengers on a ride other than my daughter and wife who are around 150 lbs.

The other day though took my father in law out for a ride. He is about 220lbs and I am about 170lbs.

Noticed my 2004 sporty was havin a little trouble, which surprised me since I have a 1200!

Maybe I was just not used to having that much weight on the bike.

Your thoughts... Should there be a noticeable performance difference with that kind of weight demand or not?

3rd May 2006, 06:09
I weigh 215 and my son weighs the same. Now I don't make a habit of taking him for rides (he is 17) but when I first got the bike I did take him for a short ride. The only thing I noticed was that the bike was a little sluggish on takeoff. I thought we might bottom the shocks out but we didn't. Still I think its too much weight for the bike to ride for long periods.

3rd May 2006, 06:35
Thanks ... That is where I noticed it being sluggish too. Hope your ride to TN goes well and thanks for the reply!