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Old 09-15-2009, 07:36 AM   #106
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Over in Thumpers there was a thread about no updates on the DR650. A few wanted to see it get EFI. I mentioned the cost of putting a bigger tank on the F650 verses the carbed DR650. The F800 appears to be as expensive as the F650 is.For a DS I will take mine simple thank you.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:38 AM   #107
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:44 AM   #108
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Heads up for the F-800 crowd. There is now a solution out for the tiny gas tank problem of this bike.
Tiny tank? Can't you get 200-miles out of it?
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:10 AM   #109
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Tiny tank? Can't you get 200-miles out of it?
I wouldn't know how many miles are squeezable from the stocker,I dont own one. I did test ride one and it was nice enough, My pockets just aren't that deep.
I did get a used IMC tank on E-bay for my KLR. I've put as many as 351 miles on one tankful with that. I got the tank for $75.00.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:14 AM   #110
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So what your saying is that it's cheaper to farkle a KLR than a BMW? Interesting concept.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:16 AM   #111
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So what your saying is that it's cheaper to farkle a KLR than a BMW? Interesting concept.
That's some funny shit there.


Now that I think about it, one of my riding buddies has a KLR. The total cost of the farkles on it is about twice what the bike itself is worth.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:30 PM   #112
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So what your saying is that it's cheaper to farkle a KLR than a BMW? Interesting concept.
The OP has three KLRs. If he traded them in, would he have enough for a Touratech F800 tank?
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:13 PM   #113
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I saw this bike and tank at TT USA weeks ago

This was my immediate thought. This aux tank is HUUUGE, when your're sitting on it, it feels as big as my GSPD. I iimagine the crashbar extensions will also be $$$$. The battery/air filter will always work perfectly, unitl the day you can finally afford the gas to fill this tank, then you'll herniate yourself taking it off.

My thought to TT, make a single seat, use the passenger space for a TWO gallon tank.

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Old 09-15-2009, 04:28 PM   #114
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This was my immediate thought. This aux tank is HUUUGE, when your're sitting on it, it feels as big as my GSPD. I iimagine the crashbar extensions will also be $$$$. The battery/air filter will always work perfectly, unitl the day you can finally afford the gas to fill this tank, then you'll herniate yourself taking it off.

My thought to TT, make a single seat, use the passenger space for a TWO gallon tank.

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Probably the reason it's not done that way is because if you're touring you will have too much weight on the back and not enough on the front.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:19 PM   #115
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So what your saying is that it's cheaper to farkle a KLR than a BMW? Interesting concept.

Me thinks that if you spend 12 or 13 large on a dual-sport bike it should be farkled plenty to start with.
Enough range ,Bash protection, handguards, hell even lockable hard luggage.

But ,you pays your money and takes your chances. As always.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:49 PM   #116
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It'd be nice if they redesigned in an extra 4 or 5 liters while they were at it.


Just sayin.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:01 PM   #117
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It'd be nice if they redesigned in an extra 4 or 5 liters while they were at it.


Just sayin.

You really need more than 200 miles on a tank?? Just say'n
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:14 PM   #118
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You really need more than 200 miles on a tank?? Just say'n
Need? Not often. (But try getting from Lakeview to Winnemucca on one tank without breaking a sweat.)

Really, really want? Hell yeah!

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Old 09-24-2009, 04:20 PM   #119
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You really need more than 200 miles on a tank?? Just say'n

It's a matter of convenience. When in the boondocks, a 200mi max range means that I really won't pass up gas after about 120mi (not knowing where the next gas might be, accounting for getting lost and needing to backtrack, etc). And that is inconveniently short IMO.
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:06 PM   #120
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Fair enough. Sounds like you need one of these on the rear rack tho...:

https://www.rotopax.com/

Carry a gallon or two. They are stack able, can be used with or without the handle rack they sell + there is a locking one if you use the storage case for tools or what have you. Thinking of getting a storage case for my F8GS actually to carry tools & lock it on. Have the option to stack a gas can if needed. Nice.


First Aid & storage:

They are stackable too if you want storage or first aid. Just saw the storage and first aid kits.
Mount hanldes w/ Lock:

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