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Old 04-07-2003, 08:40 AM   #1
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Larger gastank, better seat 1150GS

Does anyone else make larger tanks other than the 41 L on the Touratech website?

And are the Russell seats that good or do you like the Sargent or Corbin (hate that company- poor service).

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Old 04-07-2003, 09:54 AM   #2
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There is the stock Adventure tank available, around 800ish unpainted, it bigger than the reg GS.

You can go with Bill Mayer Saddles, but Sargent and Corbin seems to be the most popular.
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:10 PM   #3
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'IF' you're going to get a custom seat, spend your money one time and get a Russell. That's my story...and I'm sticking to it....

PS If you get an Adventure tank and don't like it, I want it.
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Old 04-07-2003, 09:29 PM   #4
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I'm thinking that if I go to all the trouble to set up another tank that I may as well do the 41 L.

As they say, you don't always have to fill it up all the way.

The extra weight certainly would make the mud or the sand a whole new experience.

The Russell seats don't seem any more expensive than the Corbins.

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Old 04-07-2003, 09:32 PM   #5
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The extra weight certainly would make the mud or the sand a whole new experience.

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5 extra gallons of gas is only 30 lbs... and I think the tank is actually lighter than the stock one empty. There's a much larger variation in weights of _riders_ than 30 lbs. Mine rides about the same, including in sand, not sure if it is imagination but it might turn in a bit quicker.
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Old 04-07-2003, 09:47 PM   #6
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I was trying to remember how much gas weighed.

I was thinking 8, but that must be water.

Add tank panniers and the bike will look like one of my pregnant barncats just before she pops her kittens.

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Old 04-07-2003, 10:13 PM   #7
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As I say to everyone that asks... I have a Corbin, it is better then stock, however, I would not buy it again or recomend it. Poor fitting and overpriced.

Try Russel, most the high milagers seem to like them.
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Old 04-08-2003, 09:58 AM   #8
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Based on personal experience, I'd say the Sargent is good for medium distance (300 miles), but not super long distance. I haven't tried a Russell for comparison, for all I know they're all the same. Great fit, finish and looks on the Sargent.
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