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Old 01-28-2008, 09:49 AM   #11
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An adventure model would have been cooler. I'm with Sachi on the gas tank, even with the herculean mileage reported.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:44 PM   #12
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Yeah, but how would you add to the capacity? Dhem Bools gots da' gas in da' frame.........
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:54 PM   #13
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Tour tank.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:08 PM   #14
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Tour tank.
OK. Where do you put your gear when that's takin' up the space for your top-box?
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:55 PM   #15
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or bungee it to the top of your top box?
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:10 PM   #16
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I have an RKA expandable tank bag, ditto tail bag, and a rack for two Givi sidecases if I were to put on a tour tank.

Actually, I have a spare 599 gas tank and I'll be taking it to a shop to have it cut open and expanded later this spring. If I can get a couple more gallons in it (up to 6.2-6.5), I'll be very pleased. As it is, out in the desert I sometimes have to fill up within 60 miles of my previous stop, given the potential distance between stations. (The desert winds can kill fuel mileage, which makes it worse.)
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:02 PM   #17
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A couple of years back I met a guy at the Grand Canyon who had his tank on his BMW F650 GS expanded to 12 gallons. His goal was to ride from Mexico to Flagstaff entirely on dirt roads without stopping for gas. With a 600 mile range he must have done it with miles to spare.
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I have an RKA expandable tank bag, ditto tail bag, and a rack for two Givi sidecases if I were to put on a tour tank.

Actually, I have a spare 599 gas tank and I'll be taking it to a shop to have it cut open and expanded later this spring. If I can get a couple more gallons in it (up to 6.2-6.5), I'll be very pleased. As it is, out in the desert I sometimes have to fill up within 60 miles of my previous stop, given the potential distance between stations. (The desert winds can kill fuel mileage, which makes it worse.)
I KNOW about all that - my point was about them thar' BOOLS!

Can't really cut-up the "tank" on the Uly to expand, now can you?

Yeah, yeah - I know about TIG welding aluminium - lost track of all the things I've modified and constructed - but Buell ain't gonna "Factory" you a giganto-tank, and I already carry soft-luggage, a top-box, a 20L Marsee, and fill the passenger-seat with a large pack, tent, and sleeping bag.......... (most of which could probably fit in the Marsee and an Uly's panniers & top-box; 'cept sleeper an' tent)
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:16 PM   #19
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I KNOW about all that - my point was about them thar' BOOLS!

Can't really cut-up the "tank" on the Uly to expand, now can you?

Yeah, yeah - I know about TIG welding aluminium - lost track of all the things I've modified and constructed - but Buell ain't gonna "Factory" you a giganto-tank, and I already carry soft-luggage, a top-box, a 20L Marsee, and fill the passenger-seat with a large pack, tent, and sleeping bag.......... (most of which could probably fit in the Marsee and an Uly's panniers & top-box; 'cept sleeper an' tent)
Put a 2 gallon accessory tank on the luggage rack. Ditch the kitchen sink and garden tools. Or maybe you could get one of those popup motorcycle trailers. That'd solve the space problem.

My solution is to stay in motels and B&Bs. I've done enough sleeping on the ground.
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Put a 2 gallon accessory tank on the luggage rack. Ditch the kitchen sink and garden tools. Or maybe you could get one of those popup motorcycle trailers. That'd solve the space problem.

My solution is to stay in motels and B&Bs. I've done enough sleeping on the ground.
But.... But.... I LOVE Gardening!

(and how will I wash my hands after transplanting Begonias without the sink?)
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