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 Post subject: Buggy weight poll
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:47 pm 
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Curious on what everybodys Buggy weighs and what the Bias is. Mine weighs in at 2240 pounds with 6 gallons of gas and the spare tire. No driver or passenger. The bias is 31% front and 69% rear.

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:00 pm 
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Wow! I need to look at it again! or weigh mine lol my old 1 with me in it was 1465 I'll see when my buddy has his scales out I'll try to get mine on them,,,I'm curious now


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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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dont know the bias but i just weighed in at 2240lbs with a half a tank of fuel no fiberglass hood, no tools, no beer filled cooler, no riders

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:43 pm 
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1630 full tank, no rum, whiskey or shine. Oh, or me either. No clue on bias but I can lift the front off the ground fairly easy. And yes I know I'm working on that :?

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:54 pm 
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Looks like a good place for a disclaimer!!!

Woodsbuggy.com does not endorse in any way drinking and driving nor do we recomend it! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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Last weigh in was full of fuel (10gal) no one in it, all tooled up ready to ride, 1840#.
Since then I have changed a bunch as far as bias, no idea what it is now.

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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Its also a good place for your Buggys weight. Stick to the plan Man, stick to the plan! :roll: :wink:

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Looks like a good place for a disclaimer!!!

Woodsbuggy.com does not endorse in any way drinking and driving nor do we recomend it! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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Mine weighs 1140 with a full 8 gallon tank. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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Its also a good place for your Buggys weight. Stick to the plan Man, stick to the plan! :roll: :wink:

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Looks like a good place for a disclaimer!!!

Woodsbuggy.com does not endorse in any way drinking and driving nor do we recomend it! :wink:


Sorry never weighed it.

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:04 pm 
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Mine weighs in at 1800 lbs with no in it and aprox 5 gals gas. Not sure on bias but has ft end weigt. Needs two people to pick it up and move it. Image

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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1250 with nobody in it and 5 gal. of gas


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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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Mine is #460 front #1100 rear empty using the truck scales at work that rounds off to the nearest 10 lbs


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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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Total weight = 1650 #
460 # Front Bias = 29%
1100 # Rear Bias = 71 %
Pretty close to my Bias. A little light on the front end.


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Mine is #460 front #1100 rear empty using the truck scales at work that rounds off to the nearest 10 lbs

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:17 pm 
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My race buggy weighs around 1750 lbs with 12-15 gallons of fuel, me in a firesuit and a helmet on.each rear tire weight was around 600lbs and front was 200lbs each (I know it doesn't add up, it was over a year ago and I don't have the paper in front of me). I think that was close to the dry weight of my old woods buggy :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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Mine weighs in about 1840 pounds. Will check the weight bias next time.

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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Any idea where I could check the bias? I used scales at the compost. weigh one end then the other?

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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try a local guy there that races dirt track some of the big time late model racers have scales


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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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I took mine to the local landscaping outlet. They had a certified scale. Ipulled the front wheels on the scale, then the whole buggy and then just the rear wheels. I also weighed my trailer for plates. The guy charged me 5 bucks, I gave him 10.

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Any idea where I could check the bias? I used scales at the compost. weigh one end then the other?

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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Odyknuck wrote:
I took mine to the local landscaping outlet. They had a certified scale. Ipulled the front wheels on the scale, then the whole buggy and then just the rear wheels. I also weighed my trailer for plates. The guy charged me 5 bucks, I gave him 10.

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Any idea where I could check the bias? I used scales at the compost. weigh one end then the other?

Cheap skate, I tossed a twenty to the old lady at the scrap yard :P

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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You think I am cheap! My wife said I should have given him the Five. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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cost me 20.00 to weigh the whole buggy

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
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Hey Steve what do you think the bias is on this one! Looks nose heavy to me :shock:




http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2009-V8- ... 06.c0.m245


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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:57 pm 
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Yea that is definatly nose heavy. Probably a 60 front 40 rear Bias. Great in the sand until you decide to go airborn, better be at full throttle on take off.

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Hey Steve what do you think the bias is on this one! Looks nose heavy to me :shock:




http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2009-V8- ... 06.c0.m245

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:02 pm 
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no driver
1480lb total
431lb front
1049lb rear
70.8% rear bias (rear traction or bite)
29.2% front bias

with me in it
1777lb total
527lb front
1250lb rear
70.3% rear bias (rear traction or bite)
29.7% front bias

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 Post subject: Re: Buggy weight poll
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:59 pm 
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I am curius to what a ky single seater's bias is. I am considering putting the ecotec in one if I can get the weight ratio close. Or is that a big secret?


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