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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
 

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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.

Rear Suspension
Adjust Rear Shock Absorber
This procedure involves using the shock absorber preload wrench
PV-43507, which is designed specifically for adjusting the shock
absorber preload.
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.
 

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Welcome from Katy Tx
 

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Welcome to the forums! Glad to see another TC owner!
Tims: Thank you very much for the information.

My main concern is my GF weight: 300Lbs...(I know..I know...but I like chunky). I am 210 with all my rider gear. I have a VROD but is not a touring bike and is struggling with the load. Trying to get a used Victory Touring Cruiser. GF is aware of her weight and she's paying for the bike, but I will ride it and store it at my place. She's not interested in riding by herself.
 

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DosXX,
Does your GF have a sister????? <JK> Welcome to the boards from Missouri City.
LOL..No.

I am going to meet with the seller in a couple of hours to take a look to the bike. He says that the battery is dead but me and the GF want to try the fit first and see if she feels comfortable. The owner mentioned that the bike has not been fired like in 3 months so I guess the gasoline is already bad. Any other things to look for?

Thank you very much.
 

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Welcome from North FL .. I might want to look a little more around if I were you when someone has left something sitting 3 months neglected and wanting to sell it .. Victory is a Great Bike, Are lots of them around for sale ready to roll .. Wish you well regardless.
 

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Mancuso Gulf Freeway is having demo day April 4-6. Victory truck will be there....you can test ride all the bikes. They will also have music, food and bikini bike wash. Maybe you can hold off till then so you can see what will work for both of you.
 

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Update

Went to check the bike, Battery was dead and owner install a new battery and the bike start immediately, he mentioned the bike has not been started in 3 months. Under the seat was a label with the tire pressures and the max weight indicated at 441Lbs. :mad:
GF was not happy about it, we seat on the bike and she really like the wide seat. Owner allow me to take the bike for a spin and the bike felt good. Not sure about to get it due the max weight limit of 441. I am like 220 with all the gear so I guess this bike is not going to cut it.

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