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Anyone ever weighed their bike at a Virginia Weigh Station?
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Question Anyone ever weighed their bike at a Virginia Weigh Station? - September 1, 2010, 02:39 PM

http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/co...weigh.asp?id=2

I'm gonna try this Saturday morning. Wanna see what my junk weighs.

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September 1, 2010, 03:36 PM

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I'm gonna try this Saturday morning. Wanna see what my junk weighs.
Why not just use a pin front stand, a rear stand, a bathroom scale and some 2x4's

Put bike on rear stand, put scale under front tire (elevate it if the scale is too thin so that front and rear are the same distance from the ground), record weight. Put bike on front stand, do the same for the rear, add weights. Maintaining the same elevation enables accuracy.

Most scales are accurate to 1/3rd of a pound or so (0.1% of full scale), and the DMV ones are also accurate to about 0.1% of full scale. However, in the home scale case, the total error is going to be about 0.5 lbs, while in the DMV scale case, since it's meant to weigh a car, will likely only be accurate to a few pounds, if not more.


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September 7, 2010, 12:39 PM

I went out to the scales near RT50 and RT15. It was closed but there was a trooper there sleeping or running radar eastbound. He said the scales round off at 200lbs. So my guess is my bike weighs 400 or 600lbs.
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How about the recycling center? I guarantee they're not rounding off that large.


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How about the recycling center? I guarantee they're not rounding off that large.
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its been a long time, but used to weigh my autocross car on the scales at the dump.

It was an easy way to get an idea of your car's weight, and to recycle all the shit you just cut out of it in an effort to drop weight.
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September 7, 2010, 01:36 PM

there is a weigh station on 95 near woodbridge would that work?


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September 7, 2010, 01:44 PM

i'd roll up onto the scales at the PWC dump. Chat with the lady for 5 seconds for the scale to level off then ride on. it rounds to 10 pound increments. if you are nice she would prolly even give you a print out of the weight.

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oh really... ok ok


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Rolled the old 98 up on the scales at Wheelers at the bottom of 129. Came in at under 400, dont remember the exact # though. Same time Nate was weighing his newest creation last year.


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