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Old 02-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #181
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Well that's nice to know. I did get the locking handle, but it looks to me that all I would have to do is leave the lock off when I don't need it. I still like the simplicity and the secure attachment of the Rotopax.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:45 AM   #182
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I've used my Rotopax locking handle with no issues for a few years, one tank and two. That's not to say it won't die on me tomorrow

I will say that I greatly prefer the way it tightens down (independently of the lock), as opposed to the standard single-handle mount. If it were me, I'd at least get the DLX mount, which has the double handle, but not the lock. It's hard to explain, but tightening and loosening is way easier with that double handle. On the single handle, you're fighting the knobs on the tanks, and if you tighten when cold, and the tank then swells a bit in the heat (i.e. sun), you'll have a hell of a time loosening that handle.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:41 AM   #183
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Question Anyone order one yet

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I am taking delivery of a used '09 in a couple of weeks and this is one option I am on the fence about. Has anyone ordered/installed one of the new tanks yet. I would like to get the opinion of someone actually using the tank if one exists.

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Old 02-22-2012, 08:53 AM   #184
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Guess I'll be the guinea pig

Went ahead and ordered. Liked the fact it has a rack and I won't have to stop to refuel ala rotopax and others.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:11 AM   #185
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Went ahead and ordered. Liked the fact it has a rack and I won't have to stop to refuel ala rotopax and others.
I've been using Rotopax for a while now but I'm interested in the new tank as well. I look forward to your review.

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:44 AM   #186
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The adv tank is shipping now..

http://adventure-tank.myshopify.com/...auxillary-tank



1.6 gallons / 6 liters, giving a total range of about 300 miles / 500 km. Price is reasonable.

Easy to install, no holes to drill and fully reversible... You can still mount your side cases and use a big dry bag on top... I like it..

Who's getting one?
Well, it looks like I'm getting one!

6 extra liters will gain me about 125 to 150 km range (77 to 93 miles), giving me close to the same range as I had on my 1200GSA's 33 liter tank. I'm now expecting to easily achieve around 500 to 525 at the speeds at which I ride (65 to 75 mph / 110 to 120 km/h) and even a bit more if I slow down a bit.

I like the simple setup: the 30 minute installation, no drilling of the stock tank, 100% easily reversible, does not interfere with my hard panniers or their mounts, and I don't need to strap on extra fuel cannisters, plus having that extra range suits my riding style best. I like to ride for 4 or 5 hours non stop, and I find when touring the backroads around here, western NY and western PA, and doing my annual Tour de Colorado, I find I have to stop to refuel after 200 to 250 km since gas stations are sometimes hard to come by, so you fill up when you can, not when you want to. Riding at least 400 km and then thinking of getting fuel, this ADV tank gives me that range and the peace of mind, and the cost is reasonable. Plus, it's always good to support an ADV inmate's Colorado based outfit.

Once I have it, I'll start a new thread with photos of the installation, and actual use feedback.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:03 AM   #187
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The adv tank is shipping now..

http://adventure-tank.myshopify.com/...auxillary-tank

1.6 gallons / 6 liters, giving a total range of about 300 miles / 500 km. Price is reasonable.

Easy to install, no holes to drill and fully reversible... You can still mount your side cases and use a big dry bag on top... I like it..

Who's getting one?
I'm slightly confused on how fuel is drained from the aux. tank to the main tank....
Is it "assumed" that a slight vacuum will exist in the main tank and suck the fuel from the aux. tank down the modified vent line and into the tank?

If so, it seems like this might not always function correctly if the main tank warms up and ends up slightly pressurized???
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:23 AM   #188
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I've had an identical setup on my 650X Challenge. The bike's tank vent line sucks air into the bike's stock tank.. this vent line is now connected to the auxiliary tank and as fuel is burned from the main tank, it's sucked in from the aux. tank into the main tank and the aux. tank now has the vent line mounted on its fuel filler cap. In the past, this setup worked flawlessly.

In short, the aux. tank fuel replenishes the fuel burned from the main tank, until it's empty, so basically the first 6 liters come out of the aux. tank.


I will report on how this setup works once I have it installed and have done some riding with it.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:04 PM   #189
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Would this work on a R1200 GS????
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:50 PM   #190
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Would this work on a R1200 GS????
im guessing no, the 1200 fuel tank isnt located under the seat...
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:02 PM   #191
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:16 PM   #192
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Would this work on a R1200 GS????
I don't know..I think it might. Since it works by vacuum, and say you mount the aux. tank on the 12GS's pillion plate or luggage rack, and hook it up the stock tank's vent line... You might want to contact Scott at Advtank.com and ask. If it works, you'd have to fabricate your own mount, but it's not very hard.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #193
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Would this work on a R1200 GS????
I know a guy in the local BMW club who has a Nomad tank fitted on the rear rack of his 1200GS, he uses this system, it works, no problem.

Edit - I'm going to use this idea with my Touratech tank.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #194
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Nice to have long range when you want it, but when loaded down putting anything lower always helps IMO. I run a set peg packers with 2x 2gallon tanks and another 2x 1 gallon rotopax on the back of my panniers. 6+ gallons is about another additional 300 miles. After my stock tank is low my arse is usually in need of a get off and walk around anyway. Helps keep the brain in a little sharper state I think by giving it a break too.

Here is a one gallon tank. I have a white one I ordered for water, if needed. Rides low and out of the way.

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #195
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Nice to have long range when you want it, but when loaded down putting anything lower always helps IMO. I run a set peg packers with 2x 2gallon tanks and another 2x 1 gallon rotopax on the back of my panniers. 6+ gallons is about another additional 300 miles. After my stock tank is low my arse is usually in need of a get off and walk around anyway. Helps keep the brain in a little sharper state I think by giving it a break too.

Here is a one gallon tank. I have a white one I ordered for water, if needed. Rides low and out of the way.


I can feel my shin bones snapping just looking at that setup
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