DRZ400e - 17lt or 28lt safari tank? Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by KJB, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. KJB

    KJB B-TEAM

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    I'm running a brand new DRZ and I'm going through the motions of ordering my good bits! I've been trawling the posts but can't find a good answer to 17lt or 28lt question. What pitfalls will I hit with the 28lt? Most of my riding will be well under 300km before a refuel... However there are some big rides in the future... 17lt with a nomad tank could be the ticket?
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  2. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Just my 2 cents, the bigger the tank the longer the ride & the more peace of mind.
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  3. zokalr13

    zokalr13 Been here awhile

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    my E gets such good gas mileage that a very large tank seems overkill -I run a 14l ascerbis and it lasts a long time plus its slimmer ...but if you are planning a cross continent tour then disregard my advice.[​IMG]
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  4. KJB

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    I'm trying to avoid my bike becoming too pregnant and hefty on the single track work... I've heard there can also be complications with the radiator guards and a brace with the 28lt
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