AR-NWA ADV BS thread

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. mdawg12

    mdawg12 Old and Slow

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    I bought one of these to mount for backup. Use if the route need it or leave off If I don't want the weight.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UZ05CA/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
  2. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    Mornin fellers :wave

    am still on death watch here, but not for long...house was full of kin folk yesterday..suspect the same for today. I understand their need to be here also, but I would prefer no one here and to allow her to go quietly without everyone talking :bluduh
  3. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    that tank I have is a IMS 4 gal..I can go abt 160 miles on it and you seen the built in gas gauge, just look at the tank and see how much fuel you have :D

    I have been happy with it, except that one time in Oklahoma when I ran out, thats when I wish I had one of them thar monster 6 gal tanks :huh

    With the big 5.8 tank, it will be next to impossible to do any simple quick checks of the motor and mounting it might be a little frustrating. My little 4 gal IMS only has two bolts and a rubber strap that hold it on and it's not so big that its cumbersome to handle putting it on or taking it off.

    If I think I am going to get in a spot where I question fuel availability, then I will fill my two MSR fuel bottles I carry in the sweet cheeks. I have yet to do that tho. The only thing I have carried in those fuel bottles so far is white gas for the camp stove. Around here in AR, gasoline is not a problem to find within a 140 mile long ride..so my vote is the 4 gal tank..the brand you chose is your choice tho
  4. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I know what you mean, I bought both my KTM's and my last R1 from Altus Motorsports. Nobody in the country could hardly touch them in pricing. They also own a dealership in Lawton.
  5. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Well that and the damn Safari tank which was all that was available for a long time costs stupid money. :lol3
  6. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    Tell me about it!
    I had an acerbis 5.8 on my 2000 XRL had no issues. The guy that stole the bike must not have minded either. Still pissed about that.
  7. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Only when it has 5.8 gallons in it... :deal

    Gas it about 6-lbs, so it's actually closer to 35-lbs... When it's full...

    No one says you have to keep your big tank full...
  8. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Get the biggest one that will fit and that you can afford.

    You don't have to run it full all the time.

    You need two gallons for today's ride? Put in two gallons.

    You need 5.8 gallons for today's ride? Put in 5.8 gallons.

    Simple.

    You can never have too much fuel capacity. Especially when riding west.
  9. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    ....than I do
    Is there any reason a couple of guys from Houston area cant come up for it?
  10. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    they hafta not be jealous of other goats
  11. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    The only time you have too much fuel is when you are on fire... :bluduh
  12. Tinks

    Tinks Demented Snow White

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    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.
  13. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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  14. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    I wish they were closer. Very cool. might have to take a ride down there some day.

    stuck
  15. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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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".

    :thumb
  16. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Ha...that's the truth. :D
  17. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    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
  18. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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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?
  19. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Doc loves it Greek style!! :lol3
  20. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Hmmm, that reminds me, my 4 year old Clarke tank gas cap gasket fell apart, need to give them a shout.