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Old 11-17-2012, 05:59 AM   #211
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Hockey puck side stand extension. Keeps the bike from leaning too far and keeps the drivewaygarage from getting scratched.

That is a phucken great idea, why didn't I phucken think of that!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:53 AM   #212
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That is a phucken great idea, why didn't I phucken think of that!
Probably because you don't have a good supply of phucks down under!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #213
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Nine (9) Gallon auxiliary tank on my GS. Have since gotten my priorities a bit more straight (fuel wise) and purchased a GSA....now a much smaller auxiliary tank is in the works. Four cross baffles are in this tank.











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Old 11-17-2012, 10:07 PM   #214
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Nine (9) Gallon auxiliary tank on my GS. Have since gotten my priorities a bit more straight (fuel wise) and purchased a GSA....now a much smaller auxiliary tank is in the works. Four cross baffles are in this tank.



First class job. How noticeable is the extra weight when full?
What is the finish you used?
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:14 PM   #215
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Thank you, sir. Honestly, the weight is purely "dead weight" because of the heavy baffling. It's like having a cinder block strapped down on the cargo area. About 85 LBS with the tank fully loaded with fuel. Less than most passengers weigh.

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Old 11-17-2012, 10:19 PM   #216
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The finish on the tank is "Line-X" pickup truck bedliner coating. My next tank on the new '13 GSA I may leave as just bare aluminum.

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:50 AM   #217
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The finish on the tank is "Line-X" pickup truck bedliner coating. My next tank on the new '13 GSA I may leave as just bare aluminum.

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The only trouble with leaving bare is the eventual corrosion and the black smudging associated with it.
Black anodize would be really cool.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:01 AM   #218
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Nine (9) Gallon auxiliary tank on my GS. Have since gotten my priorities a bit more straight (fuel wise) and purchased a GSA....now a much smaller auxiliary tank is in the works. Four cross baffles are in this tank.













Great job, very nice fab job!
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:09 AM   #219
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Nine (9) Gallon auxiliary tank on my GS. Have since gotten my priorities a bit more straight (fuel wise) and purchased a GSA....now a much smaller auxiliary tank is in the works. Four cross baffles are in this tank.











I believe the expression "TANKS...A LOT" is appropriate here.
Really nice job on the construction...linex finish.

Yikes...9 gallons + 5.3 = 14.3 * 50 MPG =715 mile range!

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:55 AM   #220
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i want this so bad! how did you cut the stalks? what is the extension material? how did you weld the pieces together? what did you use for filler? im wondering if this is something i can do myself.

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:19 PM   #221
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Nine (9) Gallon auxiliary tank on my GS. Have since gotten my priorities a bit more straight (fuel wise) and purchased a GSA....now a much smaller auxiliary tank is in the works. Four cross baffles are in this tank.
Sweet Jeebus that's a fine tank! That being said, where in hell are you going where you would need such range?
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #222
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Thanks guys.

FB - In reality the intent was to simply get a *dependable* 400 mile range. The theoretical 700+ mile range of this gets chewed up quick with poor fuel quality, headwind, bike full of gear, dirty O2 sensors, 75-mph speeds, etc.

The past couple years I've been prepping to make an attempt at the record riding time from Prudhoe Bay, AK to Key West, FL (86 hrs, 31 mins), and that attempt with happen in the springtime of 2013, on a '13 GSA with a similar (but smaller) tank.

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:59 PM   #223
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KK3AN...

Good thing you'll be trying for the record in 2013...

In June 2012 there was a 3 day delay at Destruction Bay (aptly named?) due to a mud slide...then just a couple days later
a 4 day delay near Rancheria due to 2100 feet of the road missing!

Just my luck...

Keep your EYE ON THE ROAD...you don't want to be the FIRST person to discover the missing road!

So...study those charts carefully and know what your alternative routes are!

Otherwise...your record will fall WAY SHORT of acheivement.

PS...MUD SLIDE trumps LOTS of FUEL...
LAND SLIDE trumps LOTS of FUEL

*******************CAN YOU ACTUALLY DO THIS?*****************
Alaska Hwy E to Florida's Turnpike S
108 hrs 51 mins / 5613.54 miles

5613 MILES/ 86 hours - 65.26 MPH???????

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Old 11-18-2012, 05:08 PM   #224
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Two things today:

This and a rear wheel mounting stub. I've no pics of the stub, but its just a spare wheel bolt with the head cut off, burrs ground off and a slot for a screwdriver made with an air cutoff disc. I even tried it out, it works VERY well. Screw the stub into a hole, set to TDC and put the transmission in 1st. Place the washer on the wheel, line it all up and hang the wheel on the stub. Screw in the other three bolts, replace the stub with a bolt and tighten 'em all down. Cut the wheel change time down by at least 10 minutes.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:10 AM   #225
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LaurelPerry, I'll be giving this ride an enormous effort, and then some.

I didn't mean to hijack this fantastic thread with my trip info - this probably should have it's own separate thread.

Thanks, Dan
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