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Old 03-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #31
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I use solid .035" wire (4043 Grade) and 100% argon for aluminum welding - no flux core wire. Don't remember the heat settings specifically - but I was running about average heat / wire feed for 3/16" aluminum with the Miller 252 welder.

Adding holes in the baffles would have made very little change in weight. What really added a good deal of weight is the bedliner spray - it's a very heavy and dense material. That alone probably added 5 LBS. A powder-coated finish would be much lighter, but not as tough abrasion-wise.

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:59 PM   #32
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tell me that your not going to try that on the factory GSA seat.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:02 AM   #33
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For sure...Negative!
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:18 PM   #34
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I use solid .035" wire (4043 Grade) and 100% argon for aluminum welding - no flux core wire. Don't remember the heat settings specifically - but I was running about average heat / wire feed for 3/16" aluminum with the Miller 252 welder.

Adding holes in the baffles would have made very little change in weight. What really added a good deal of weight is the bedliner spray - it's a very heavy and dense material. That alone probably added 5 LBS. A powder-coated finish would be much lighter, but not as tough abrasion-wise.

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Thanks for the info and great job.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:51 AM   #35
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Here's a GS with a 42 litre tank. Did you consider this option? Just wondering.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:56 AM   #36
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Interesting. I've heard of those, but never have seen one mounted. I agree the factory replacement is more ideal, but I need the extra range 53 litres gives.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:20 PM   #37
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Good job!

More fuel capacity means more time for quick stops and more time for stretching/wizzing.
Enjoy the ride!!!!
+1 keep us posted!
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #38
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Where can this tank be found for sale?

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Here's a GS with a 42 litre tank. Did you consider this option? Just wondering.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:38 PM   #39
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Where can this tank be found for sale?

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A mere $1400:

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...50GS-Adventure

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:08 AM   #40
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Kudos to you for thinking outside the norm...
I have a Rotopax 1 gallon tank which I attach to the back of my GS, which could easily be doubled to 2 gallons with another adapter but your tank is Hugh...!

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:47 PM   #41
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42 liter tank..beautiful....the other tank..not so much. Just because you can, doesn't always mean you should..lol. Sorry
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:09 PM   #42
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Wasn't built to look beautiful - was built based on experience of what works. That's what real beauty is.

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Old 03-22-2013, 12:22 AM   #43
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Beautiful tank

Hey, What a great looking tank. You have some great skills. I'm impressed with your workmanship and your desire to make the run from the top to bottom of the USA.

I hope you have great weather for your ride, and stay awake , I would guess that's the biggest obsatcle to your planned ride. Besides money !

Not quite sure why all the haters and naysayers are logging in with their usual negative comments. Why do people make statements that don't even make sense ? Thats life I guess, don't let them get you down.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:57 AM   #44
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Thank you, my good man wilson, that's appreciated!

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:23 AM   #45
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Great job kk3an. Looks great. Nice Miller BTW. Wish I had one in my garage!
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