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View Results: Would be purchase a tank like this?
Yes, I'd order immediately if it was available 26 12.75%
I am very interested 98 48.04%
I'd like more details 58 28.43%
Not interested at all 22 10.78%
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:48 PM   #1
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Serious interest in an auxiliary fuel tank

I have been talking with Erik of HotRod Welding in the Netherlands. They currently produce a kick-ass rear auxiliary fuel cell for the BMW X-Challenge and approached asking about the possibility of making one for the F800. It would be 7-8 litres, made of formed aluminum and about 1/2 the cost of the Touratech tank. I don't know the details about plumbing it into the stock tank.

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Old 07-26-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:16 PM   #3
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Well, I am always ready to take a break after 150 miles, so pulling over to fill up gives me the break.

Of course if I were on an expedition where it will be greater than 200 miles before I get to the gas station, then I would wish I had a larger tank. Even if I had the larger tank, I will still stop to take a break after 100-150 miles...
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:23 PM   #4
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Nice thing about a large gas tank is that not every stop has to be a gas station.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:27 PM   #5
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If It'll work with my BMW Adventure cases, I'd be very interested in one. I'm currently strapping on four of the MSR bottles for extra range. 7-8 litres plus a couple of the MSRs woulb be spectacular.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:47 PM   #6
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In my case it would have to clear the Jesse mounts, and then I will be lining up for a couple of them.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:33 PM   #7
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I'll subscribe to this thread

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..... the Jesse mounts.....
Piccie or link please?

I've studied the F800GS over a year back to see what the possibilties are and I think 7/8 liters is possible with pannier frames like the TT ones. The plastic BMW ones will take up the space and fitting positions that will be needed, so they will be out for sure, as far as I can remember
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:41 PM   #8
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Awesome, glad you decided to post up Erik! You can answer questions directly rather than have me get it partially correct
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:36 AM   #9
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It would be a gas

If it fit with my SW Motech racks I would be in. Most of the racks seem to use the grab rail/rear rack point and the under fender point that the factory luggage uses. I've seen that the Varios, Hepkos and my SW Motechs do.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:51 AM   #10
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Of course I can browse the internet for pics, but I'm a bit lazy So if there are people who would be as kind as to post a picture of the various racks available, I'll know what to reckon with. Thanks in advance

I've seen this one. Does anybody know which supplier this is?

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Old 07-27-2010, 08:04 AM   #11
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Hey Erik,

I could be interested in this tank if I keep the BMW after it's finished (bought a damaged one that I am fixing up). Do you have a bike for trial fitting? I'd let you borrow mine if you weren't so far away, but I could just ship you the rear subframe and tank...

Have you seen this picture from Gany?
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:08 AM   #12
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Of course I can browse the internet for pics, but I'm a bit lazy So if there are people who would be as kind as to post a picture of the various racks available, I'll know what to reckon with. Thanks in advance

I've seen this one. Does anybody know which supplier this is?

That look like the TT system.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:14 AM   #13
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Hi Mr. L.M.

I'll try to get a bike for measuring from one of the guys of the Dutch GS-club. That idea of scoring a subframe and a tank is not such a bad idea. I'll keep that in mind. I know a dealer who might help out. Or else I might keep you up on that.

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Have you seen this picture from Gany?...
No I haven't. What exactly is it?

@GNP77: thanks That kind of rack leaves ample room on the inside to do something so to see
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:36 AM   #14
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Yeah it's probably better if you have a whole bike to trial fit it on, I hear that it's critical to get the clearance between chain guard and side tank figured out.

The above tank was just mentioned in another thread and I thought it was a well integrated design. It would probably lend itself more to plastic roto-moulding rather than aluminum construction. Here is the thread it came from:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549757
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:54 AM   #15
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That look like the TT system.
Yup. Erik, fit within that and produce it by next May and you'll have an order from me.
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