ADV tank installation on F650GS / F800GS for extended range

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by GB, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. OZZY-DUCK

    OZZY-DUCK Been here awhile

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    Cheers Scott,

    Great service Mate. I have fitted mine and couldn't be happier. Look forward to getting the new bolts and spacers.
    Thanks again for following this up. It doesn't happen often enough.:clap
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  2. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  3. Happycamper

    Happycamper Have bikes, will travel

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    You have a PM regarding issues my dealer is having with the install.
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  4. Happycamper

    Happycamper Have bikes, will travel

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    Scott responded promptly to my issue. Another + for their customer service :clap
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  5. scarygary

    scarygary Drawing blanks

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    this thread is seriously lacking photos. Let's see the whole bike from the side.
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  6. GB

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    You know where I live... come and see it... :deal Have you ordered your adv tank yet? :lol3
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  7. sturgeon

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    And when you're there G, take a side pic and post it here :lol3
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  8. OZZY-DUCK

    OZZY-DUCK Been here awhile

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    Well I have been running Peg packers on my trips so far and this shits all over them in my opinion.
    Check out the pics.
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    Hope this satisfies the photo requests.
    I really don't think it sits very high at all.
    I love it.:D
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  9. GB

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    Ozzy, thanks for the pics! Please let us know what type of range you are getting and the type or riding you're doing.

    The Givi plate is here. I'm going to wait until I receive the longer rear bolts before trying it on so I'm only removing the plate once.
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  10. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    Damn... How the hell are you guys getting 500km+ with an extra 6 litres?

    I ride my F650gs around town and lucky to get 220km before the reserve light comes on.. it averages 5.1 -5.6lt per 100 but the usual 4.7 at 110-120?
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  11. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    Very sweet ride man!! Tell me, where did you get your touratech stuff? AU or germany?
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  12. GB

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    When your reserve light comes on, you still have about 4 liters of fuel, good for another 80 to 90 km of city riding, so you're over 300 km range in city riding.

    My mileage in stop and go city traffic also hovers around 5 liter / 100 km, but when riding on the highway, at an indicated 120 km/h in 6th gear, the engine is spinning at 4000 rpm and my mileage computer is showing consumption of around 3.9 to 4.2 liters, giving me a theoretical range of 400 km on the stock tank plus another 125 to 150 km with the additional 6.5 liters in the Adv tank. When I'm riding backroads with lower speed limits, I'm usually riding at 100 km and my consumption is even less than 4 liters / 100 km.

    I have yet to go on a long trip with the new tank, so that info will be forthcoming.
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  13. OZZY-DUCK

    OZZY-DUCK Been here awhile

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    Cheers Mate!
    I order it from AU. Cant seem to find it any cheaper online.
    Yet to test my Milage but with my riding I usually show about 4.2 litre per 100 klm so I am hoping for 500+ klm range easy.
    Will have to wait and see.
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  14. FORE!

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    Hey guys,

    Just to keep you up to date, I am sourcing the proper spacer parts and longer bolts. As soon as I have them and they prove functional, I will send them out. Shouldn't be later than the end of this week. Thanks for your patience!

    Scott
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  15. jttele

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    That's great service, thanks, but you can skip sending me any extra parts, I've got mine all dialed in now and I love it. -John T.
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  16. GB

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    I've gone thru a full tank of fuel of nothing but city riding, with very short highway runs.

    Bike computer says my consumption was 4.6 liters / 100 km, and I managed to go 435 km with less than 2 liters remaining in the main tank.

    So as the weather warms up, my mileage will improve. I have yet to do a long overnight trip with mostly interstate and rural highways, but that's coming in April or May. I'm delighted with the adv tank setup. I'm still going to try a Givi topcase installation.
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  17. bobobob

    bobobob IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

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    265 miles is great range. Which Givi are you going to mount?
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  18. fastredbike

    fastredbike out riding

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    I didn't visit the ADV tank site and maybe it's covered there but I'll ask anyway. Could you set this up so you could use it for extended travel and remove the tank & cap off the lines for your day to day riding where you might not need the range?
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  19. GB

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    Flat universal plate with E52 or E55 top case.

    Yes, removal is quick and easy: Remove the 4 bolts securing the luggage rack. Disconnect the vent line, then remove the 4 long bolt / extensions and the tank is off.
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  20. bobobob

    bobobob IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

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    I was reading a review of the new Sertao in Rider magazine and they said it got
    57mpg in a mixture of off and on road riding. Just for shits and giggles the tester
    wanted to see what kind of mileage he could get going down a road at a
    steady 55mph. He got 75mpg. :eek1 Saw somebody over in Battle Scooters
    talking about their 250cc scoot getting an amazing 65mpg.
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