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Old 05-19-2009, 07:25 PM   #76
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who needs or wants to carry an additional 17L +/-


I do.

If it was in the $500-700 range, I'd seriously consider it. Getting that range and extra wind protection would make my 250 mi/wk commute even easier.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:35 PM   #77
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it looks completely incompatible with all existing crash bars, too...
we'll have to wait and see....
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:26 PM   #78
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I do.

If it was in the $500-700 range, I'd seriously consider it. Getting that range and extra wind protection would make my 250 mi/wk commute even easier.
i would say more along the lines on 1800 range price tag in dollars with rough conversion
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:54 PM   #79
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we'll have to wait and see....
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:11 PM   #80
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i would say more along the lines on 1800 range price tag in dollars with rough conversion
I know.

Hence the "If it was in the $500 range..."
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:24 PM   #81
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The price is high in Euros, pounds or Dollars - and who needs or wants to carry an additional 17L +/-, that is double the stock tank. I get 200+ miles ridding into a strong head wind and 235 -250 miles under normal conditions.

The IBA requires everyone to stop every 350 miles and I can't think of anywhere that requires a 450+ mile range, PLUS the 25 additional pounds weight which will be much higher than the stock tank, thus probably adversely effecting handling.

Yea, you can be the only one on your block foolish enough to buy one, but it isn't cool IMHO
It's a "want to" thing, not a "need to" thing...

Personally, I hate the feeling of planning all my rides around fuel stops... There are much more picturesque places to stop than a gas station every couple hundred miles.

The cool thing about AUX fuel is that you don't have to run it full all the time. Need a lighter load? Don't fill the AUX tank... No biggie...

Getting ready to knock out some slab miles, or get lost in the outback of Southern Utah or Northern Arizona for a few days? Top that mutha off...

Flexibility. Options...
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:27 PM   #82
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A couple new pics on the Touratech-USA site:

THAT looks good!


So does this!


THAT doesn't.


And we have a USA price...

ready....?

$1,985.50 painted. $1,355.90 unpainted.



Oh well. So much for that idea.

Edit: Hey...I think that's the TT USA bike. I might have to stop in and have a look, maybe see if it'll fit with the ADV-Spec crashbars....


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Old 05-21-2009, 04:33 PM   #83
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$1,985.50 painted. $1,355.90 unpainted.
They're on crack.

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Old 05-21-2009, 04:56 PM   #84
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Edit: Hey...I think that's the TT USA bike. I might have to stop in and have a look, maybe see if it'll fit with the ADV-Spec crashbars....


Rob in Seattle
Please let us know if they do! Theres a fair chance looking at them, as the bars have a bit of extra clearance at the sides over other models.

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Old 05-22-2009, 06:15 AM   #85
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They're on crack.

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Old 05-22-2009, 07:15 AM   #86
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Aw, c'mon...they'll probably throw in a pinstripe for another $500.

Unfortunately, the unpainted price isn't that far off base. A buddy of mine spent $1500 on some whopper tanks for his 950 Adventure (which was getting 29mpg last weekend).
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:25 PM   #87
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Wow! The price tag is pretty special. I would like the extra fuel, but will probably go with a different setup.

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Old 05-26-2009, 07:25 AM   #88
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i saw a grey 800 in nj sat with 1 of these tanks on
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:44 AM   #89
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weird why they so dear when RV Aqualine make similar tank for the kt 690 enduro and its half the price i believe
Not wierd, just Touratech.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:11 PM   #90
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I currently have a small firm of fabricators (2 blokes with loads of experience who are just setting up their own business) working on a rear mounted auxiliary tank for the g650x bikes. Because they are a new firm they don't have much work yet and are getting this moving very quickly. If there is a demand, I should be able to get hold of an f800gs on demo from my local bmw dealer so they can attempt to measure it up for a tank as well. After they have finished the GX tank of course.

Keep an eye on the GX thread to see how the tank turns out and let me know if you're interested.

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I have the fabricators coming across on Friday evening with a tank to fit to the GX. The tank is practically complete but they have only tack welded the halves together so that they can seperate them if they need to make any adjustments. Providing all is well it will need 10 minutes to finish off the weld and I should be testing the tank next week. I will be taking photos of the tank and posting them for everybody to see.

I have already discussed the possibility of making a tank for the 800 and they are keen to give it a go if there is a demand. Obviously the more orders, the cheaper the tank as it takes quite a while to make the first tank..

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