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Old 01-25-2010, 02:43 AM   #166
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I've got the big TT tank on my X-challenge. Mounts in the same location as the 800 tank, and has almost identical installation.

It's really not that bad a job to put one on, does take some time.

The fittings supplied to "plug the hole" you just drilled in your main tank are robust + leak free. I have to pull my tank to get to my air filter too, which sucks, but I can pull the tank in 15 minutes after some practice.

12k miles later, with a 360-400 mile range, I'm still happy.

$2k though, *cough-cough* I thought $800 was bad enough!!!

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Old 01-25-2010, 06:07 AM   #167
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Is this the internet or can you actually determine tone and intent as if we were talking in person. Geez LTFU...Poser was a prod and obviously it worked. I still stand by the 250 miles in a tank. Do what ever you want, but planned enough routes and 250 for a ADV bike I still stand by. A day ride 200 miles no problem, but to take off and ride with no worries 250 to the tank. Uh...maybe only a few bikes can do 250 miles stock....but a hell of a lot can easily do that with a larger tank or spare tank. Is that not what this thread is about?
I also still stand by the fact I fucking hate stopping to get fuel every 4-5 hours. I also hate riding with guys who just want to stand around and kick tires and bullshit instead of ride. Those last two sentences were flat out the way they read and were supposed to imply meaning. I have seen more posers then riders over the years easily.
Are there riders on this sight? Hell yes and some seriously good and dedicated riders who can ride circles around me both in miles and serious adventure riding. Again LTFU it is a internet forum, and unless you have some special interpreting power don't pass judgement unless the person specifies their feeling or intent.
Your avatar fits.

Call me a poser all you want, but with my back, 2-3 hours is about all I can do before I need to stand up for 5 minutes. That happens to be exactly how long it takes for me to get gas, piss, and have a quick smoke before rolling back out.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:14 AM   #168
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Last comment on this for me...ha ha...right like I don't have an opinion. (ps that was heavy sarcasm and a lot of humor implied) I am not saying anyone is a poser unless I know more about you and your riding. I only know a few other guys on here, and none of them are posers IMO.
Yep I understand any restrictions on riding both physical and personal.
Also I have never met a female rider I would call a poser. Met some super fine female posers who I would gladly ride with daily or even just stand around and kick tires with over the years though (humor and sexual inference intended)
Poser:
So, here we go.... Guy buys and farkles a seriously capable machine for the intended purpose (MX, Trials, Dual Sport, Road, ADV, etc.) Constantly talks about his riding prowess, shows pics, and talks some more about his machine and riding it. The reality is he rides like a boner about 100 miles or three rides a year. TOTAL POSER
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To be limited or restricted in your riding due to fuel capacity is foolish.
Me being a total noob/boner to ADV style riding my bud showed me this site. It was suggested to me on here last year to put a 6.6 on my bike and skip some of the other farkles. I checked out the rides, and riding style of the 6.6 guys and they are serious riders. I opted for a 3.3 and other farkles thinking I would be ok just packing extra gas. I did not want that ugly large tank. Shit should have skipped the better looking one and fucked the ugly and funcional one. You all have had that experience....the ten looks good but is shitty in bed.....the 6 looks ok but fucks your brains out daily. (Functional over looks analogy intended through a known quantitative example) So now I am following the advice of serious riders on here and going with the 6.6. Why....because for the type of riding I like a 6.6 gives me the range needed to ride, not stop, and have little worries about making it.
Back to work
Later posers!!! (Antagonistic humor intended only to cause a chuckle)
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:36 AM   #169
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Sure the tank is expensive but there is one BIG advantage. It doesn't change the ability to pack up the bike like all other options people propose and implement.
+1. Also, when parking the bike in built up areas with lots of people around you don't have to carry fuel containers with you or risk people stealing them, using them to torch the bike etc. This might sound like an extreme worst case scenarion, but some bits of the UK I ride in, parked overnight this would happen. The TT tank, so far as thieves are concerned, is just another part of the bike and doesn't draw any attention/temptation to steal it.

That said, fitting it look like it's probably beyond what I would be comfortable doing. It would also make lots of the future maintenance down the front end of the bike more of a hassle if I were doing it, or more costly if a garage were doing it for me (as it'd take longer).
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:25 PM   #170
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+1. Also, when parking the bike in built up areas with lots of people around you don't have to carry fuel containers with you or risk people stealing them, using them to torch the bike etc. This might sound like an extreme worst case scenarion, but some bits of the UK I ride in, parked overnight this would happen. The TT tank, so far as thieves are concerned, is just another part of the bike and doesn't draw any attention/temptation to steal it.

That said, fitting it look like it's probably beyond what I would be comfortable doing. It would also make lots of the future maintenance down the front end of the bike more of a hassle if I were doing it, or more costly if a garage were doing it for me (as it'd take longer).
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:28 PM   #171
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+1. Also, when parking the bike in built up areas with lots of people around you don't have to carry fuel containers with you or risk people stealing them, using them to torch the bike etc. This might sound like an extreme worst case scenarion, but some bits of the UK I ride in, parked overnight this would happen. The TT tank, so far as thieves are concerned, is just another part of the bike and doesn't draw any attention/temptation to steal it.

That said, fitting it look like it's probably beyond what I would be comfortable doing. It would also make lots of the future maintenance down the front end of the bike more of a hassle if I were doing it, or more costly if a garage were doing it for me (as it'd take longer).
If this is true, I wouldn't leave my $23,000 bike parked on the street there, gas cans or not. They'd just kick it over and smash things.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:38 PM   #172
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I think the best solution that takes up no space at all is adding the peg packers from bestrestproducts.com where you mount a gallon or two to the passenger peg and carry that extra fuel when you need it.
They seem like a good idea but are kind of a pain in the ass if you're doing any off-road riding. The back of my boots constantly hit the bracket while dog paddling and I caught my leg under them a few times causing me to wiped out. They were on as high and as far back as I could get them. The brackets are light gauge to keep the weight down but that also means they don't fair well if you drop the bike.

They are handy. The ease of removing and installing the gas can was great. I'm sure there are several ppl here that swear by them but they didn't really work well for me....close but not quite.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:29 AM   #173
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I got this email back from Acerbis today.

Good morning,
we are not plannig a tank for your moto model yet.
We will you keep informed.
Best regards
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:48 AM   #174
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I got this email back from Acerbis today.

Good morning,
we are not plannig a tank for your moto model yet.
We will you keep informed.
Best regards
Wickit, I took your lead and have email IMS, they did a small volume run of 20 liter tanks for the aprilia rxv550 at $750 USD. I'll post up the reply once recieved.

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...t=liter&page=6
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:54 PM   #175
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The advantage of this method is, of course, that the bladder can be rolled up to store when empty - you're not condemned to carry 10L of air around with you.
...
and back to the main event--

No TT tank but to comment on raider's bladder (fuel that is), check HERE for states side purchase.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:50 PM   #176
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So should I bedliner my new, unpainted TT tank? Paint is so scratchable...
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:12 PM   #177
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Thanks MTrider16!

No the right side case won't fit on with the Rotopax there. That would be where the top positions come into play.
The side position is more designed for a "fast and light" setup where you run a top roll bag or a Giant Loop Great Basin bag or some thing like that. You could probably also run a Wolfman Alfa/Beta with the Rotopax turned horizontal but I have tried that...yet.

There are so many options I still have to figure them all out...

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Old 02-15-2010, 05:19 AM   #178
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So should I bedliner my new, unpainted TT tank? Paint is so scratchable...
Yes, super durable and super tough as nails looking!


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Old 02-19-2010, 01:35 AM   #179
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I use a Kolpin 5.7L tank mounted on my rear rack. The pic I have is not that good, I will see if I have a better one and add it later.

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Old 02-19-2010, 01:41 AM   #180
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Here is a better pic, you can just pick the tank out under the tail bag.

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