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Hi I am hoping to purchase an 1800 in the next few months. I am 6'4, about 280#. What is the max weight a 2009 1800 will support. My wife rides with me, as well as cargo. I've checked the Honda site and can't seem to find any info on this. Thanks!
 

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My steel frame 1500 handles about 660 lbs fully loaded.
Don't think I would be comfortable doing that on the aluminum frames.
 

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Thanks Gents! Does anyone have info on an 09 1800? My concern is a dealer is going to tell me what he thinks I want to hear to get me out the door (and possibly into the service bay;)). Any feedback from 08 / 09 riders on how much weight they've hauled with or with out problems? Thanks!
 

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I Googled the specs for the 2009. The maximum load varies between 252 and 285 pounds, depending upon accessories/airbag. Doesn't seem right to me. My '83 max is 395 pounds. Perhaps you should just go to the dealer and dig out the Operator's Manual. Got to be in there.
 

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Here's what the 2003 manual says:

Capacities:

Maximum weight capacity:
417 lbs (189 kg)
425 lbs (193 kg) Canada type
Including rider, passenger, all cargo & accessories

Cargo capacity:
Travel trunk 20.0 lbs (9.0 kg)
Each saddlebag: 20.0 lbs (9.0 kg)
Each fairing pocket: 4.5 lbs (2.0 kg)
Each trank side pocket: 1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
Total of all cargo: 71 lbs (32 kg)
 

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And why would the Canadian type be able to carry an extra 8 pounds in 2003?
 

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I suspect the weight savings was made when they left off the air-conditioning - and the motorized reclining driver's seat, eh?
 

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GSMacLean wrote:
They had to make an allowance for parkas, boots, toques and snowshoes.
Ouch!!! From one of our own... EH? :D



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Once you've gone to the dark side you forget your roots!
 
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