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Old 04-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #16561
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I've run it down to where the computer has given up trying to calculate miles to empty (<5 it seems to just go blank), and the most gas that I've ever put in is 4.5 gal. During the break in, I went 212 miles on 4.3 gallons (>49mpg). So, I suppose I still had another 3/4 gallon and 20-25 miles or so...

My last fill up, though, I seem to only have gotten 150 miles out of 4 gallons (~38mpg).
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #16562
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The most I've ever put in is 4.9 gallons it'll be interesting to see what it takes now.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:07 PM   #16563
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Usually 150-165 miles for me before the fuel light comes on. I'll go another 20 mile or so before I fill it (usually about 4gal). What's the word on running 'em down low? I've heard the fuel pump is cooled with that last gallon in the tank.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:34 PM   #16564
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That seems about right...I'm averaging 42mpg.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:32 AM   #16565
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I concur. I get around 330 kms off a tank with arrow tune and LV pipe. Used to get around 350 with OEM setup.

I might add this is with 1 liter left in the tank and the bike spluttering badly. The last liter seems to be unusable.

Oh and I'm a fat bastard to I use more gas presumably
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:50 AM   #16566
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #16567
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First ride to work this year on the Tigger today. Damn, I love this bike
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:20 PM   #16568
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First ride to work this year on the Tigger today. Damn, I love this bike

first ride to work today too. Not the first ride of the year though. The Tiger rocks!
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:35 AM   #16569
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Safari has a fuel tank out for the Tiger?
8 gal. tank in Black or Natural.
Range would be amazing. 325-375 miles depending...
$875 though!!! Talk about pricey...
I didn't know these were out but Safari's website says they're available.
This bike has had the Safari tank for ages (12+ mths), very expensive & very good.
This one holds about 34 litres (9 us gals)

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Old 04-09-2013, 06:35 AM   #16570
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This bike has had the Safari tank for ages (12+ mths), very expensive & very good.
This one holds about 34 litres (9 us gals)


Were you not able to run the front beak with that tank?
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:27 AM   #16571
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This bike has had the Safari tank for ages (12+ mths), very expensive & very good.
This one holds about 34 litres (9 us gals)

Looks really awesome!! I really wanna get a safari tank for my tiger (when i get one)! what's the range go for on average freeway rides? Do they paint them for you or are you just gonna do it yourself?? and lastly do you feel the difference of weight with the added volume?

Sorry for the all the questions!

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:38 AM   #16572
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Looks really awesome!! I really wanna get a safari tank for my tiger (when i get one)! what's the range go for on average freeway rides? Do they paint them for you or are you just gonna do it yourself?? and lastly do you feel the difference of weight with the added volume?

Sorry for the all the questions!

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Generally, people are not successful painting aftermarket plastic tanks. Bubbling etc...
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #16573
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Generally, people are not successful painting aftermarket plastic tanks. Bubbling etc...
That all depends on what plastic they're made of. The Tiger955 tank is painted plastic and I've had no bubbling on mine after 10 years. It's made by Acerbis. I do remember that the big tanks they made/make for the R80GS came in two types. i.e. paintable and non paintable. I think you have to use elastic paint due the flexibility of the plastic.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:44 AM   #16574
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Safari has a fuel tank out for the Tiger?
8 gal. tank in Black or Natural.
Range would be amazing. 325-375 miles depending...
$875 though!!! Talk about pricey...
I didn't know these were out but Safari's website says they're available.
If it makes you feel better, the Safari tanks for the KTM 950/990 are $1600.

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That all depends on what plastic they're made of. The Tiger955 tank is painted plastic and I've had no bubbling on mine after 10 years. It's made by Acerbis. I do remember that the big tanks they made/make for the R80GS came in two types. i.e. paintable and non paintable. I think you have to use elastic paint due the flexibility of the plastic.
There hasn't been a whole lot of luck with paint or vinyl sticking to the Safari tanks.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:49 PM   #16575
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That all depends on what plastic they're made of. The Tiger955 tank is painted plastic and I've had no bubbling on mine after 10 years. It's made by Acerbis. I do remember that the big tanks they made/make for the R80GS came in two types. i.e. paintable and non paintable. I think you have to use elastic paint due the flexibility of the plastic.
Material plays a part but I also think the Tigger 955 tank is double-skinned isn't it (pretty sure my Speed Triple and Sprint tanks are). The issue is fuel vapo(u)rs leaking through the tank.
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