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Old 05-18-2012, 05:17 AM   #2266
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Dean...you mean I have other options than buying a 2012?...
Mental,

There are several options for more fuel carrying capability. You're aware of the auxillary tank from Italy that fits in the cavity on the opposite side of the muffler -- expensive but effective. Several owners in the US have installed it. BillD used a couple Rotopax fuel containers mounted on the top of his rear side cases for a trip to Alaska and BigTex used a 4 gallon auxillary tank from Jaz Products mounted on his passenger's seat. Another way we haven't seen here -- Paul Glaves, long time Beemer rider had Jesse make up a special rear top case for his R1150R with the top half for normal storage and the bottom half for extra fuel.

There are certainly more than one ways to gain that fuel range if you need it for your style of riding.

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:13 AM   #2267
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Chuck,
Thanks for the ideas. I have thought of all of those ,except the jessee top case(cool). The stucchi aux tanks are not available again according to MG cycle. I have heard there are some problems with the second version from some on these forums. I hope I am wrong. I would love for the stucchi tank to be my option. As long as it is trustworthy to work correctly.

If anyone knows anything about the stucchi tank please share.

My 09 is such a strong runner that really the main reason why I would buy a 2012 is extra range.
I have given thought to rotopax and consider it a real option. I wonder if there is room on the inside of the pannier rack for a roto pax?
I have seen it on a GS.
I will look into the jaz products tank.

I ride my 09 and think there is no way I would ever get rid of it except for the range.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:46 AM   #2268
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Chuck,...I have given thought to rotopax and consider it a real option. I wonder if there is room on the inside of the pannier rack for a roto pax?...I will look into the jaz products tank.
Mental,

The Rotopax come in different sizes, so you should be able to find one that will fit on the inside of your right rear case. Many of the pictures I have seen have them mounted on the top of the rear case covers, on both sides.

A few years ago, I had a Jaz Products 4 Gallon tank (P/N 290-104-01) on my Kawa Voyager. It gave me 11 gallon capacity which was very nice for long days, since I was pulling a trailer at the time. I think that is also what BigTex has on his Stelvio. Pictures I've seen of his set up has the tank on the passenger's seat and then some sort of line (possibly gravity) to get the fuel to the main tank. If you can do it with gravity it would be an easy installation, but you have to give up the passenger's seat for other purposes, unless you mount the tank where the rear top case would normally mount.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:13 AM   #2269
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The tank was too low for gravity, so I added a generic fuel pump and a handlebar toggle switch.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:22 AM   #2270
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Mentalfloss,

I'm still using the Stucci but haven't installed the replacement fuel lines with the new check valves. Mine continues to work as it should as long as I wait until the main tank has sufficient room to hold all of the fuel in the Stucci tank. You may remember that the check valve between the Stucci and the main tank was defective from the start. There are certainly less expensive options out there, but I'm happy with the Stucci with the weight of the fuel low and close to the centerline.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:11 AM   #2271
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anyone get their phone call yet?
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:03 AM   #2272
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anyone get their phone call yet?
I just send a e-mail ot MPH asking if they had heard anything & am waiting a response - however I think it unlikely to be riding this long weekend I'll bet
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #2273
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Mental,

The Rotopax come in different sizes, so you should be able to find one that will fit on the inside of your right rear case. Many of the pictures I have seen have them mounted on the top of the rear case covers, on both sides.
That's what I did. Mounted a one gallon on both sides of my Trax top case. I figure it'll give me a range of about 300 miles. I mounted them though to ensure that the wife's Griso had enough fuel for the long stretches we're gonna have on our cross country trip this summer. Also using it as a supply for our camping stove.



Do these cans make my bikes' ass look big?

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Old 05-28-2012, 02:36 PM   #2274
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I call my bike Trudy...as in "BIG BOOTY TRUDY."



Prepping for a trip myself; going to FL to play some golf with my brothers. Trudy is ready with a fresh service and the obligatory WIDE LOAD sign...

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Old 05-29-2012, 02:13 PM   #2275
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I call my bike Trudy...as in "BIG BOOTY TRUDY."



Prepping for a trip myself; going to FL to play some golf with my brothers. Trudy is ready with a fresh service and the obligatory WIDE LOAD sign...
Are you taking your clubs with you?
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:03 PM   #2276
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anyone get their phone call yet?
I just returned from Montana really hoping for a voicemail to come get my NTX...
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:32 AM   #2277
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MPH in Houston just posted on facebook that they will get 2012 NTX's by Friday!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:25 AM   #2278
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MPH in Houston just posted on facebook that they will get 2012 NTX's by Friday!
Hopefully - one of which is mine - but I'll not hold my breath until they actually have unloaded the truck and called
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #2279
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Stelvio, Multistrada, and KTM 990 comparo video

In case you guys haven't seen this video. Pretty entertaining comparo of the Multistrada 1200S, Stelvio NTX, and KTM 990 Dakar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=VvHg63wGQfc

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