i have just upgraded the suspension on my landcruiser, in part to increase the GVM. I’ve never had to think about it before but we are about to embark on a “lap” of the country so are getting things organised.
what I’ve learnt from the process is that a standard cruiser has very little carrying capacity.
standard GVM is 3300kg
My cars official weigh bridge ticket weight 2775kg (no bull bar, roof racks, 3rd row seats or spare tyre)
this leaves just 525kg’s for all your goodies like, bull bar, winch, racks, spare tyres, rear drawers, passengers, luggage and caravan draw bar mass and everything else
the increased GVM is 3850 so I will have a little more capacity but probably still over.
Crazy to think your fully loaded weight is more than double your bike mass where legally, I can only add a little over 30% after a GVM upgrade.