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Old 04-11-2007, 10:54 AM   #16
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Yup, I got the call this morning. The 5 gallon in natural is on its way to me, should be here by Monday...

They are available in 4.3 (white, black and natural colors) and 5 gallon (black and natural) versions.

Stock is 3.41 or some such. I'm getting right around 40 mpg at normal cruising, less if on the gas, never got much over 120 miles on a tank even with running it way into the reserve light.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:25 PM   #17
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Anyone have pictures of these?

It would be real nice to see the difference in size and appearance for these tanks ... the 4.3 and the 5
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:16 PM   #18
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Maybe we better stop crowing about the new tank--as the UPS man still has not dropped it off yet----and I really don't know when he will yet.
We're all waiting with baited breath (and credit cards) for your review! I'm a little leary after the first oops with the tank size & not even knowing it until it was in production.
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:22 PM   #19
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5 Gallon tank is on it's way to my house.

Got a call from Jeff at Hall's Husky today 4-11-07---------a 5 gallon natural gas tank with a dirt bike screw on cap is enroute to my house. I doub't it gets here this week--but I should have it Monday.

He is sending me the first one.

ONe thing he told me that I didn't expect----they also have some in a 4.3 gallon for sale.

So they have received a few in the first shipment--not many------but many more will follow.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:46 PM   #20
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:24 PM   #21
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yep

stoked!!!!!!!
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:33 PM   #22
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so anybody wanna guess where the other .7 gallons goes? winner gets a free kick in the shin.
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:05 AM   #23
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Thanks for the pictures Dan----now it's time for a "BIG" ride !!!
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:20 AM   #24
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Dan or anyone in the know,

Does Halls have all three colors for sale? I'm hoping to get one in black. Thanks.

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Old 04-12-2007, 07:10 AM   #25
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Dan or anyone in the know,

Does Halls have all three colors for sale? I'm hoping to get one in black. Thanks.

Lee
Call Halls, I am not sure what numbers they have in the first batch but it is my understanding they have both Natural and Black...

http://www.halls-cycles.com/

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Old 04-12-2007, 07:34 AM   #26
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BigDog can now wander without worry!

Gaspipe will lose his tanker certification and BigDog will have his tank before he wears his bike out. Total Bliss I would say.
Take a long one for me Mark.

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Old 04-12-2007, 10:19 AM   #27
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Call Halls, I am not sure what numbers they have in the first batch but it is my understanding they have both Natural and Black...

http://www.halls-cycles.com/

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Yep I just called them and they have a few 5 gallons in both black and natural.
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:02 AM   #28
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Tank Punctures

Hey All,

I've got a 5 gallon on the way for a big backcountry in Utah starting on the 23rd. Looking a the pics I'm concerned about the vunerability of those bulbous portions of the IMS tank that are down and outside the radiators. Seems like even a moderate drop on the wrong surface count puncture or otherwise do a number on the tank. And out in the boonies I'd worry about losing fuel.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Has anyone ever fabricated some kind of protection? And, if I were to get a puncture, what could be used in the field to patch it up enough to get me back out of the backcountry?

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Old 04-12-2007, 11:35 AM   #29
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Well, If it is built like the KLR tank, those wings are about a 1/4 thick plastic. I have seen a tank on ebay from a KLR that slid down the highway long enough to wear completely through the pelican luggage, but the tank was still fine.

Dang, that is a complicated tank. No wonder it has taken a while.
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:21 PM   #30
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sweet

This tank will make one of my favorite rides do-able without aid.
Previously, I could only do this ride if somebody carried out gas, or somebody with over a 6 gallon gas tank went with me.
I can't wait for mine to arrive. The beginning of this loop is at my house, so as soon as the tank is here, I am gone out to do my impossible loop.
Awesome.
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