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Old 11-04-2012, 10:43 PM
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I am starting to look at it like this.. I don't think I would buy one if I didn't have it but since I do I am going to give it a shot here sometime. It goes on and off so easily... There have been times where I have come close to running out of gas mainly because I haven't been paying attention. I think it's sure to get a lot of comments at gas stations and stops. I am planning on doing a ride from home here in AR, down to new Orleans, along the gulf, and down to Key West. Then head right back home after staying a day in Key West. I Plan on riding to AK 2014 and want to get in a practice week of repeated 500 mile days. Maybe I'll try it out then too but when I go to AK I'll be with friends so I'll have to make stops when they do anyhow so I am not sure it'll do me much good.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:12 PM
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Personally I'd like to be packing more gas than I can in a tank. I don't normally plan my routes with an eye out for gas stations, I know in the US your tripping over gas stations but I've been sucking fumes on more than one occasion.

A bit of black paint and it wouldn't look so bad.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:07 PM
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I use to carry a spare gallon and never used it. I was always traveling with friends and they don't do really long stints. The dumb Stevio has a samaller tank and worser mpg so he likes to stop at 150. PITA!
Left to my own devices I'd go another hundred miles before gas. I'm thinking of a Colpin for the extra gas.
I could enlarge the gas tank but that might cost more than the gas can and mount.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:57 PM
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I agree there is probably a gas station less than every 200miles but they do close and not all are 24h.

I remember driving through Montana late at night and realizing would need gas before the next "big" city/town. we came across a gas station but it was closed, luckily they had a pump that took a credit card, had this happen to me on more than one occasion. Worse case scenario you rest until the station opens in the morning.

That being said i have NEVER run out of gas in my life so i dont think i would really worry about it.
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If you spend much time riding or driving out West off and sometimes on the Interstate or in the Baja, you learn to stop and fill up at every gas station you see for all of the reasons that have been listed. I have put in many a mile there and never run out of gas. Plus you usually meet some interesting people, especially when you are riding your bike.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:44 PM
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I have had a Summit Racing 5 Gallon cell for the last 20,000 miles. Works great. Plumbed directly into my main tank. It typically extends my range to an easy 400 miles between fill ups.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:40 PM
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If you spend much time riding or driving out West off and sometimes on the Interstate or in the Baja, you learn to stop and fill up at every gas station you see for all of the reasons that have been listed.
The same is true when riding the Fleur-de-lis Trail in Nova Scotia. DAMHIK.
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Apparently you guys have not been to the recent apocalyptic wasteland that is NJ post hurricane Sandy. It is like Mad Max down there, "WHO RUN BARTER TOWN?"

It was an eye-opener to see how people were so under-prepared & they had weeks to prepare but did nothing.

Two items come to mind. . .

1.) The external top mounted fuel cell is a great creation!
Just seems better suited to smaller (enduro) bikes with their ridiculously tiny fuel capacity.

2.) Not sure why anyone would "motorcycle" New Jersey even on a sunny day, no less after a hurricane. However, it is impressive that you would do that.
And the fact that it was probably 2-stoke fuel you were burning there.
Glad it worked out for you. A true adventurer.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:17 PM
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Not sure why anyone would "motorcycle" New Jersey even on a sunny day, no less after a hurricane. However, it is impressive that you would do that.
And the fact that it was probably 2-stoke fuel you were burning there.
Glad it worked out for you. A true adventurer.
Thanks for the compliment. Luckily it was just stale regular gas, the outboard has oil injection in a separate reservoir. Still have friends in NJ without power.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:30 AM
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So it really doesn't matter IF you need extra fuel or not,sometimes you just WANT extra fuel for peace of mind!!.
We are heading to DeadHorse next June and one strech is about 240 miles or so I think so we will each carry 2 extra gallons ( a DL1000 & GS500 ).
On the GS we will have regular 2 gallon can and on the DL I will carry a 2 gallon RotoPax off of my sidecar rig.

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