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Old 03-03-2008, 10:12 AM   #42
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Location: Bakersfield CA & Sammamish WA
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Sometimes taking an augment to an extreme can cast things in a different light

if your tank holds 1 or 10 gallons why NOT include that in the weight? dont most people fuel up prior to heading offroad? so wouldnt my xyz with 10 gallons need to figure that since not only is the bike heavier its TOP heavier?
infantry, your point could be taken to an extreme: Some adventure bikes come equipped with hard luggage. As we see in many ride reports ADV riders often choose to take everything but the kitchen sink if they have the room. Should these bikes be fully loaded to maximum GVW because they come equipped to carry more (and the weight is up high)?

I choose to almost never completely fill the 6.6gal tank on my 525EXC.

larger tank is MORE range, but its also MORE weight. so it really becomes is the range worth the weight
As originally formatted, VR"s chart didn't contain the info necessary to arrive at an enlightened conclusion to this question. I think he has plans to change that.

By most accounts the DR650 and KLR650 fill a very similar roll in the MC world. Should the KLR be penalized for having the capacity to carry 3 more gallons of gas than the DR and should a bed roll be placed on it's standard (optional on the DR) cargo rack?


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