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Old 01-19-2013, 07:09 PM   #58861
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Personally, I'd pick the one that says Acerbis. IMS tanks suck, Clarke are just a little bit better.
I found a Acerbis tank that is 5.8 gallons. Think that is over kill? i am all about over kill but its with different things, not dirt bikes. I am used to the extra weight when riding as my boy loves to ride in front of me when we are out in the dirt. 5.8 gallons just seems like a big gas tank
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #58862
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Eh? weight

5.8 gallons is damn near 50lbs. of weight sloshing around.

Albie thanks for the info. It will be a while before I can buy new, but the small towns in OK have better prices than the local dealers on the bikes I like.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #58863
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Been looking at different size fuel tanks. I think my stock one is 2.8 gallons. I have seen a 3.8 up to 5.8 gallons. What do you guys think is a good size?
What kind of trips do you want to be prepared for? Way out west, I can see needing plenty of range. My WR gives me a range of a paltry 120 miles on 2 gallons. I can carry full sweet cheeks (2L) and a RotoPax (1 gal), which brings me to 200. In Arkansas I have yet to go on a route where I wasn't able to gas up somewhere (although route planning can alter that). In Colorado, that was a different story. I needed that 200 mile range.

I opted to keep the smaller tank because it suits me +90% of the time. Personal choice time.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:33 PM   #58864
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Been looking at different size fuel tanks. I think my stock one is 2.8 gallons. I have seen a 3.8 up to 5.8 gallons. What do you guys think is a good size?
You can put 3.8 gallons in a 5.8 tank, but you can't put 5.8 gallons in a 3.8 tank. I had a KLR 650 which had a large tank and I very seldom filled it full. Just a thought.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #58865
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You can put 3.8 gallons in a 5.8 tank, but you can't put 5.8 gallons in a 3.8 tank. I had a KLR 650 which had a large tank and I very seldom filled it full. Just a thought.

Very good point. Most of the riding i think the stock tank would be fine. But i would like to be able to go on longer ones and not worrie about where the next gas station is. Someday it would be fun to go on a couple day trip.

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:40 PM   #58866
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Hey TInks, I sent a PM
\but now looking at your post here.

trying to see if I know anyone over there.

I cant find a "Dog Me" place via google, and IM not familiar with higway 289.

Ill keep searching, I have a few pals scattered around this area, but I cant narrow the pooch's last known area down.

help me please.

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Old 01-20-2013, 04:14 AM   #58867
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Very good point. Most of the riding i think the stock tank would be fine. But i would like to be able to go on longer ones and not worrie about where the next gas station is. Someday it would be fun to go on a couple day trip.

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:15 AM   #58868
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am still on death watch here, but not for long...house was full of kin folk yesterday..suspect the same for today. I understand their need to be here also, but I would prefer no one here and to allow her to go quietly without everyone talking
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:25 AM   #58869
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Been looking at different size fuel tanks. I think my stock one is 2.8 gallons. I have seen a 3.8 up to 5.8 gallons. What do you guys think is a good size?
that tank I have is a IMS 4 gal..I can go abt 160 miles on it and you seen the built in gas gauge, just look at the tank and see how much fuel you have

I have been happy with it, except that one time in Oklahoma when I ran out, thats when I wish I had one of them thar monster 6 gal tanks

With the big 5.8 tank, it will be next to impossible to do any simple quick checks of the motor and mounting it might be a little frustrating. My little 4 gal IMS only has two bolts and a rubber strap that hold it on and it's not so big that its cumbersome to handle putting it on or taking it off.

If I think I am going to get in a spot where I question fuel availability, then I will fill my two MSR fuel bottles I carry in the sweet cheeks. I have yet to do that tho. The only thing I have carried in those fuel bottles so far is white gas for the camp stove. Around here in AR, gasoline is not a problem to find within a 140 mile long ride..so my vote is the 4 gal tank..the brand you chose is your choice tho
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:31 AM   #58870
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5.8 gallons is damn near 50lbs. of weight sloshing around.

Albie thanks for the info. It will be a while before I can buy new, but the small towns in OK have better prices than the local dealers on the bikes I like.
I know what you mean, I bought both my KTM's and my last R1 from Altus Motorsports. Nobody in the country could hardly touch them in pricing. They also own a dealership in Lawton.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:32 AM   #58871
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What kind of trips do you want to be prepared for? Way out west, I can see needing plenty of range. My WR gives me a range of a paltry 120 miles on 2 gallons. I can carry full sweet cheeks (2L) and a RotoPax (1 gal), which brings me to 200. In Arkansas I have yet to go on a route where I wasn't able to gas up somewhere (although route planning can alter that). In Colorado, that was a different story. I needed that 200 mile range.

I opted to keep the smaller tank because it suits me +90% of the time. Personal choice time.
Well that and the damn Safari tank which was all that was available for a long time costs stupid money.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:25 AM   #58872
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I found a Acerbis tank that is 5.8 gallons. Think that is over kill? i am all about over kill but its with different things, not dirt bikes. I am used to the extra weight when riding as my boy loves to ride in front of me when we are out in the dirt. 5.8 gallons just seems like a big gas tank
Tell me about it!
I had an acerbis 5.8 on my 2000 XRL had no issues. The guy that stole the bike must not have minded either. Still pissed about that.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:24 AM   #58873
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5.8 gallons is damn near 50lbs. of weight sloshing around.

Albie thanks for the info. It will be a while before I can buy new, but the small towns in OK have better prices than the local dealers on the bikes I like.
Only when it has 5.8 gallons in it...

Gas it about 6-lbs, so it's actually closer to 35-lbs... When it's full...

No one says you have to keep your big tank full...
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:26 AM   #58874
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Been looking at different size fuel tanks. I think my stock one is 2.8 gallons. I have seen a 3.8 up to 5.8 gallons. What do you guys think is a good size?
Get the biggest one that will fit and that you can afford.

You don't have to run it full all the time.

You need two gallons for today's ride? Put in two gallons.

You need 5.8 gallons for today's ride? Put in 5.8 gallons.

Simple.

You can never have too much fuel capacity. Especially when riding west.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:07 AM   #58875
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Is there any reason a couple of guys from Houston area cant come up for it?
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