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Old 01-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #58876
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....than I do
Is there any reason a couple of guys from Houston area cant come up for it?
they hafta not be jealous of other goats
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:22 AM   #58877
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The only time you have too much fuel is when you are on fire...
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:25 AM   #58878
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FOUND!! Chewie has been found!!!

Thank you Sue and the Friends of Horseshoe Bend Animals! This rescue group really stepped up and took this personally. They are the reason he is back home with his family! Also, I think the guy who runs the Dog Me boarding kennel should give up doing this. The local rescue group said this is the FOURTH DOG they KNOW he has LOST. This is crap...complete and utter crap. Never, ever board your animals there.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #58879
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:20 AM   #58880
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I wish they were closer. Very cool. might have to take a ride down there some day.

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:22 AM   #58881
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Doc,

Love the King Leonidas quote in your sig. Is it new, or did I just notice it?

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ - "come and take".

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:25 AM   #58882
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The only time you have too much fuel is when you are on fire...
Ha...that's the truth.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:40 AM   #58883
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Doc,

Love the King Leonidas quote in your sig. Is it new, or did I just notice it?

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ - "come and take".

I have used it before here and on other forums...just thought it appropriate to bring it back for a while..had it up for abt a week now
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:12 AM   #58884
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Stuckin, that 5.8 tank will make riding that XR4 a less than pleasant experience. Difficult to mount, impossible to service the bike and all for range you will NEVER need. And if you do fill it up you will not even want to ride anymore. And ruins the ergonomics. Have had four XR4s and four Clarke 3.8 tanks. Excellent, never fail quality and a perfect fit. I have never needed more fuel. I have a 13 yr old Clarke on my CR250, cap gasket went bad. They sent me another, no problem, can't beat'em. Many do a lot of Walter Mitty dreaming but do you really think you will ever be on a ride of more than 180 miles without being near a gas station somewhere?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #58885
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Doc,

Love the King Leonidas quote in your sig. Is it new, or did I just notice it?

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ - "come and take".


Doc loves it Greek style!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:18 AM   #58886
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Stuckin, that 5.8 tank will make riding that XR4 a less than pleasant experience. Difficult to mount, impossible to service the bike and all for range you will NEVER need. And if you do fill it up you will not even want to ride anymore. And ruins the ergonomics. Have had four XR4s and four Clarke 3.8 tanks. Excellent, never fail quality and a perfect fit. I have never needed more fuel. I have a 13 yr old Clarke on my CR250, cap gasket went bad. They sent me another, no problem, can't beat'em. Many do a lot of Walter Mitty dreaming but do you really think you will ever be on a ride of more than 180 miles without being near a gas station somewhere?
Hmmm, that reminds me, my 4 year old Clarke tank gas cap gasket fell apart, need to give them a shout.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:47 AM   #58887
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I found a Acerbis tank that is 5.8 gallons. Think that is over kill? i am all about over kill but its with different things, not dirt bikes. I am used to the extra weight when riding as my boy loves to ride in front of me when we are out in the dirt. 5.8 gallons just seems like a big gas tank
Nice thing about the 5.8 gallon tanks is twin petcocks, and each have a reserve. I've had IMS 4.7 and Clarke tanks on my xrl's, a spirited pace would have me turning to reserve in 100 miles.
XR400 is gonna be sippier on fuel, and 5.8 is a big tank to do tough singletrack. I'm pretty sure it's the same 5.8 tank on 400's 600R's or 650L's, just different mounts, 650R is a whole nuther animal.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:51 AM   #58888
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The only time you have too much fuel is when you are on fire...
....ESP if you have your little oil rag tucked under the seat for safekeeping.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:57 AM   #58889
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What kind of trips do you want to be prepared for? Way out west, I can see needing plenty of range. My WR gives me a range of a paltry 120 miles on 2 gallons. I can carry full sweet cheeks (2L) and a RotoPax (1 gal), which brings me to 200. In Arkansas I have yet to go on a route where I wasn't able to gas up somewhere (although route planning can alter that). In Colorado, that was a different story. I needed that 200 mile range.

I opted to keep the smaller tank because it suits me +90% of the time. Personal choice time.

I agree and try picking that extra weight up on a 100+ day or any day as far as that is concerned. Have thought about taking mine back off and putting stock back on but since I already spent the money it stays for the reasons mentioned above.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:23 AM   #58890
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