|04-11-2012, 10:33 AM||#10|
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Georgia, Vermont (that's one town, not two states)
But the only place I've ever ridden that I needed to go beyond the Tiger's range between gas stops was the Trans-Labrador Highway (specifically, the new section between Goose Bay and Port Hope Simpson, 260 miles). That was on the Wee-Strom, which managed it on one tank, though I carried a spare gallon with me just in case. If I do that trip again, I'll just carry a couple of Rotopax containers on the Tiger.
Like Merc, I have an XR650L with a Clarke tank (that bike really needs it -- range on the stock tank was like 90 miles). I wouldn't even consider not filling it up all the way because estimating range would become impossible. If I put a Safari tank on my Tiger, I'd feel the same way.
But if I regularly rode long distances in places with few gas options, then yeah, I would definitely want the Safari tank.
'11 Triumph Tiger 800 XC / '03 Honda XR650L / '01 Triumph Bonneville cafe
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