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Old 11-13-2012, 07:34 PM
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I bought a 10 gallon gas tank to mount on my side car rig.It looked like a stock gas tank too! It gave me a 222 mile range under worse conditions. It's just the feeling of security that capacity can provide. For those who don't want the weight or complications of extra fuel by all means, stop at every fuel opportunity. I'd rather feel comfortable about being able to reach a major community where clean reasonably priced gas is a certainty.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:40 PM
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:14 PM
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I bought a 10 gallon gas tank to mount on my side car rig.It looked like a stock gas tank too!

I'd rather feel comfortable about being able to reach a major community where clean reasonably priced gas is a certainty.
Ten gallons?
Now that Sir, is security!
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When I had the sidecar on my Vstrom I had a 5 gallon fuel tank on the sidecar.What most people don't understand is that when you mount a sidecar to your bike you can lose up to 25% on your fuel milage.I was getting around 30mpg max.On my GS850 rig I get 28mpg,so a extra 2+ gallons is a must!!.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:58 PM
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Safely carrying extra fuel for me is all about convenience. I can stop or not and plan my stops when I want. The auxiliary tank on my Valk gives me the confidence to travel over 300 miles. Before adding the aux tank I was looking for fuel at less than 140 miles. Probably worse now because E10 hurt my fuel economy. I usually only carry a couple of quart canisters on the Vee and I've never had to use them. But they helped us push on once when one of our other riders got low on fuel. Traveling the back roads out west can put gas pretty far apart and several have closed due to the economy.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:07 AM
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If somebody knows of an A to B stretch of road in the lower 48 (without convoluted loops, of course) that is gasless for more than 200 miles I'd like to know about it.

I used to think that the "Extraterrestrial Highway" past Area 51 was the longest gasless stretch, but somebody tells me there is now a gas station in Rachel, NV. Even without that I don't think it's 200 miles between Caliente and Tonopah.

I can't imagine why anyone would want to ride for more than three hours at a time without a stop for cnot know where the next stop isoffee, a piss, or just to stretch. But, hey, whatever floats yer boat....
I think the problem is you may not know where the next stop is...Lets say Im at the 175 mile mark on my tank and there is gas now or do I risk going another 25 miles only to find the next gas was at 40 miles out? The fuel range on my vee is the biggest hing I miss about my old concours (7.5 gallon).
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sorry it took me so long to post up the pictures asked for.

here they are...


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Old 11-25-2012, 07:42 AM
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Had a 4.5 Jaz fuel cell on my FJR for the 09 IBR. I could go 500 miles if I wanted. For me it is not the extra miles it is the piece of mind. I normally ride about 300-350 miles between stops. So I empty the cell into my main tank and refill. Mine had the same set up it is quick and easy and worked great.

If you travel it is nice to have the extra distants if needed.
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