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Old 03-17-2011, 08:26 PM   #46
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oh noes!

that has to be a new record for the most handicapped SE riders in one place on earth.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:04 PM   #47
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Im wishing for a 6 gal main tank. But for now, I am going to use acerbis 1.6 gal rear mounted tank, and put it in my top case. I really dont want the weight up high, but I do want it to be removable, if it is.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:08 AM   #48
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You'll notice that they all have fuel tanks strapped to the tail racks.

That was a fun day.



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Old 03-18-2011, 08:39 AM   #49
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There is some unintentional symbolism in that picture of the eight SE's. They are handicapped by their limited fuel range!

We didn't even have all the AZ SE's represented. Where were you, RedlegDaddy? We could have had 9! 10 if Misery Goat wasn't off having the time of his life! I figure one day all the SE's will migrate to the southwest!
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:03 AM   #50
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Playing devils advocate here, But assuming the 6 gallon and 8 gallon options are roughly the same price, How many people would really get the smaller tank??
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:36 AM   #51
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Playing devils advocate here, But assuming the 6 gallon and 8 gallon options are roughly the same price, How many people would really get the smaller tank??

If everything (overall design, ergonomics, price, quality) were equal, I would probably get the 8 gallon tank. From what I've seen/heard/read, the existing 8 gallon option has quality issues. There are certain design choices that also turn me off to it. If a six gallon tank was designed and executed well, I would even pay more for it!

Really, the stock tank is usually enough. I almost never have to use the 1 gallon Rotopax can I keep on the back of the bike. It stays there as a reserve almost all the time though. Where fuel availability is questionable or I'm really stretching it, I put two Rotopax cans on the back. Even then, I don't always use them. It would be nice to have that spare capacity built into the tank and not have to carry it behind me on the rack! Especially knowing the subframe's weakness. A six gallon tank would get me everywhere I want to go comfortably and let me even miss a questionable station here and there. Eight gallons would do the same, obviously, but as I said, there are certain things that turn me off to that tank.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:52 AM   #52
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I'd be interested in the 6 gal. option as well. Being on the East Coast and running a Rotopax already, 6 more gals. should be fine.

I'll email Clockworks also.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:06 AM   #53
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From what I've seen/heard/read, the existing 8 gallon option has quality issues.
What are those? I've missed that and looking to buy one V soon.

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:15 AM   #54
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There is some unintentional symbolism in that picture of the eight SE's. They are handicapped by their limited fuel range!

We didn't even have all the AZ SE's represented. Where were you, RedlegDaddy? We could have had 9! 10 if Misery Goat wasn't off having the time of his life! I figure one day all the SE's will migrate to the southwest!
I'm not sure when the picture was taken; you may have caught me between SE's but trust me, that won't happen again!
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:22 PM   #55
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E-mail sent to Mr. Schuler (Clockwork)...


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Old 03-18-2011, 03:01 PM   #56
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I just got this from Kevin at Clockwork:

"Jim,
Thanks for the interest! We've heard from a few of you guys now and will continue to monitor this."


That does not sound near as promising as the reply I got back from Brian at Acerbis. I guess we will see what happens.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:22 PM   #57
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...That does not sound near as promising as the reply I got back from Brian at Acerbis. I guess we will see what happens.
I kinda' got the same impression, Redleg...very nice gentleman (Kevin), but kinda', "We're gonna' keep an eye on this thing..." deal.

I can't say as though I blame him. Like I typed to Yardstick, it seems like a huge investment for a pretty small return...unless some of the SM-R guys would jump on the bandwagon, as Yardstick proposed.

I'm with you...We'll see.


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Old 03-18-2011, 03:41 PM   #58
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:14 PM   #59
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hmmmmm?
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:39 PM   #60
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I have about 16K miles on my Safari tank now through some nasty terrain and no issues.

I've had a few biffs too, a big one on asphalt that dislocated my finger and the tank holds up. Very happy.
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