Thanks!! Can anyone advise what's the total weight I can carry in the 2003 Touring Cruiser? rider + passenger + luggage.
I read that there's a formula for that:
Max Cargo = wet weight - GVWR
But can not find the GVWR for the 2003 Touring Cruiser
Welcome to the forums! Glad to see another TC owner!
675 by the manual, 2 riders, 5 gallons gas and bags weighted. I have had a bit more than that on it and handled well, just ensure you adjust the mono correctly or you WILL bottom out with as much as 500 on it even when I thought it was a bit stiff 2up. Finally just adjusted all the way up for 2up with stuff in bags but kept it set for me even when I stuffed the bags and got no problems. Search for SERVICE MANUALS under tech and look for user BBob. He has the service manual link for download and you can get the owners electronic from VicMotorcycle web once you register.
Adjust Rear Shock Absorber
This procedure involves using the shock absorber preload wrench
PV-43507, which is designed specifically for adjusting the shock
Notice The distance measured while the motorcycle is elevated
will not change, and needs only be measured once. After the
measurement and the locations from where the measurement is taken is
recorded (steps 1-4), you will only need to performsteps 5-8 to correctly
adjust the rear shock absorber.
Have an assistant help you complete the following procedure.
1. Elevate the rear of the motorcycle until the rear wheel is about 1
inch (2.5 cm) off of the ground. Use an appropriate motorcycle
lift or a block of wood or steel placed securely under the frame.
2. Measure the distance from the center of the rear axle to the
bottom of the rear fender directly above the axle.
NOTE: On some models it may be easier to measure from the
top of the drive belt guard to a convenient spot on the rear fender
(along the pinstriping for example). Both locations must be
directly above the rear axle.
3. Record the measurement and the locations from where the
measurement is taken in the space provided.
4. Remove the motorcycle lift apparatus and return the motorcycle to the ground.
5. Load the motorcycle with all the things you intend to carry (cargo and accessories). Sit in the operator’s seat
with your riding gear on, and if you plan on carrying a passenger, have them sit in the passenger seat with their
riding gear on.
6. Have your assistant bounce the rear suspension a few times by pushing down on the rear fender slowly and
releasing. Make sure the suspension moves freely without binding.
7. Without moving the motorcycle, have your assistant measure the distance from the center of the rear axle to the
bottom of the rear fender directly above the axle. This measurement must be taken from the same locations
recorded in step 2.
8. Subtract the second measurement (step 7) from the first
measurement (recorded in step 2). The difference is called “sag”
and should be 3/4 to 1 1/4 inch (19 to 32 mm). Adjust the shock
absorber preload and recheck the sag if necessary. Rotate
adjuster nut clockwise (viewed from the rear of shock absorber)
to DECREASE the sag measurement, and counterclockwise to
INCREASE the sag measurement.