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Old 02-19-2012, 02:32 PM   #196
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My klr came with a 6.1 gallon. Its a well documented that when your klr runs out of fuel. lay the bike down on the left side to dump the un usable fuel from the right side to the left. almost like a reserve for the reserve. getting you enough fuel to get to the next gas station. Dont know if it works for a bmw or not.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:41 PM   #197
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The BMW specs say clearly and unambiguously that the usable tank volume is 4.2 US gallons.
tank you, tank you for confirming.
i have nothing against any of the dealers, but am really looking at the factory for lying so blatantly.

i'm really getting riled up about this as i spent a lot of time researching the right bike to put my previous primary bike (now at 100,300 miles) in the backup position. 200+ mile range was a top criterium.

there's gotta be a law, arrrgh, hopefully there is,
ferenc, feeling like a 99%er.
ps i do like the bike overall - that's why i bought it, and will ask they give me the 4.2 gallong tank they still advertise. i'm going to hold off on the front suspension fix (it kinda dives).
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #198
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I looked at the Max parts fiche and was surprised to see that the tank part numbers are different for the ST and the R.

You might pose the question in the Rotax Roadsters thread.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:02 PM   #199
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I looked at the Max parts fiche and was surprised to see that the tank part numbers are different for the ST and the R.
R is on the GS frame, IIRC.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #200
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R is on the GS frame, IIRC.
Nah, it's the ST frame, look at a pic. The sub-frame may be different, though. Still, the GS models have a tank with a third part number.

If it were mine, I'd have a look inside the tank. Strange things happen during assembly; maybe something's in there. I think they're double-walled; maybe the inner wall is deformed.

I've put 4 gallons in my ST and run better than 220 miles on a tank.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:04 PM   #201
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Nah, it's the ST frame, look at a pic. The sub-frame may be different, though. Still, the GS models have a tank with a third part number.

If it were mine, I'd have a look inside the tank. Strange things happen during assembly; maybe something's in there. I think they're double-walled; maybe the inner wall is deformed.

I've put 4 gallons in my ST and run better than 220 miles on a tank.
.de factory suggested i take it in to a dealer, who said they found internal docs that the tank is only 13.5 liters.
i emailed .de factory again, as the bike's only two months into its 36 month factory warranty.

thanks for the tip - i think the only think the dealer found inside the tank was the fuel pump(!),
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:14 AM   #202
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Now they have the Bike for it!

With the R+W+B paint theme, they can now do a Captain America remake with style.

F.W.I.W. I think we need even more parallel twins like this one (starting at the 400cc range and moving up)
Now if they'd only make an old UJM style for some of us retro lovers.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:24 AM   #203
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So looking at the specs on their site, it says 16.0 liters and then on a different line item it list 4.0 liters. (Using liters so as not to go Imperical anything.) So is that 16.0 liters plus the 4.0 reserve giving you 20 or is that 12.0 and with the 4.0 reserve it's 16.0 total?
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:11 AM   #204
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The back of the user manual states 3.6 usable gallons so evedently they just didn't update it on the bikes spec page.

Kahrnage screwed with this post 02-20-2012 at 07:26 PM Reason: 3.6 gallons, not 3.5 as stated initially
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:31 AM   #205
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So looking at the specs on their site, it says 16.0 liters and then on a different line item it list 4.0 liters. (Using liters so as not to go Imperical anything.) So is that 16.0 liters plus the 4.0 reserve giving you 20 or is that 12.0 and with the 4.0 reserve it's 16.0 total?
that's what i thought i was buying!
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:33 AM   #206
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The back of the user manual states 3.5 usable gallons so evedently they just didn't update it on the bikes spec page.
very few people have access to a user manual when shopping for a bike. oh, and that user manual the bike came with is a joke - they should have left it in the original language - the translation is horrible.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #207
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With the R+W+B paint theme, they can now do a Captain America remake with style.

F.W.I.W. I think we need even more parallel twins like this one (starting at the 400cc range and moving up)
Now if they'd only make an old UJM style for some of us retro lovers.
the choices for a good ujm are very limited in the us - it appears most buyers of such are from overseas,
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:11 PM   #208
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that's what i thought i was buying!
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I had also looked at this and was expecting the 4.2 gallons as claimed. 200 miles on a tank of gas would have been nice and it's one of the many things I liked. In the end it really doesn't change anything for me but it is disappointing.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:49 PM   #209
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My FZ6 has a 5.1 gallon tank, I will trade you straight-up for the F800R.


I wouldn't..
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:02 PM   #210
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A little more than just dissapointing.
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