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US FlagWednesday, July 24, 2024
People often question how much Commandos or their components weight. Since I've lately been exporting Commando components likes engines and gearboxes to other countries, it's important that I know what they weight. It is especially important as the shipping price difference for one extra pound can be over $1000!

UPS has a service called Worldwide Expedited which has a hard limit of 150 pounds. If you exceed that, it gets converted to freight ant over $1000 more! The service is about the same as a normal UPS shipment and it arrives in 2-5 days (gets in country in 2-3). I used it to ship an engine and gearbox in a Seeley cradle the France. You can read about it here. If you don't want to read the whole thing, skip down to November. I don't remember the exact amount but it was about $700 for the crate and box, door-to-door. there was a lot of doing and re-doing that would not have happened if I had known about the service when I built the basic crate and if I had weights at my disposal.

I'm getting ready to ship and engine an gearbox to Australia and want to get it right on the first try so I've started weighing things and will report them here. I'll continue as I have components to weight (and complete bikes).

Component Weight Notes
850 Engine 88 lbs, 12 oz Cylinders painted black, standard pistons, metal oil lines attached, no auto advance or points, filled with oil then drained.
Gearbox 11 lbs, 3 oz With 21T sprocket and clutch pushrod, gearshift pointer and bolt but no gearshift lever, filled with gear oil, run though all gears and then oil drained.
Cradle 11 lbs, 5.3 oz Painted black, new AN vernier ISO installed, three engine mounting bolts, washers, and nuts in place.
Rear ISO stud 11.2 oz No spacers, washers, or nuts
Rear ISO stud ready to install 15.7 oz Including spacers, washers, and nuts
Front ISO 2 lbs, 15 oz Powder coated, new AN vernier ISO installed, no bolts, washers or nuts
Front ISO bolt ready to install 7.2 oz Including washer and nut

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