Originally Posted by Box'a'bits
The important thing with the 43l tank is it gets the weight below the spine of the bike, so regardless of actual weight, it feels lighter (assuming the same fuel load between tanks).
You'd also need to include the fittings for the big tank (two on the front of the frame & one at the rear, & the rubber damper mod frame).
Yes,the big tank would certainly carry the same quantity of fuel lower than the original, I take it from your post that its noticable ? Thats a lot of fuel when you fill it up though. My DR Safari tank holds 38l and its bloody heavy to lift off the bike when its full.
I would assume the Touratech weight would include the brackets as its the shipping weight.
Do you get the same steering lock with the 43l tank and USD as stock tank and forks ?