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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Gaucho del Norte, Sep 29, 2008.
What happens when you have panniers on it? Refueling could be tricky then.
No because I like to park my motorcycle on the center stand thats why had one installed. My gas fills include chain lube, oil level, and tire inspection. Motorcycles I have ridden without center stands piss me off.
Depends on the panniers.
I believe it was 270 and he said if he hadn't picked up the pace at the end to beat the others, he reckons he could have gotten 300 from it.
"I have 225 miles on the clock and a claimed 73 miles left in the tank. With a less enthusiastic last stint I could have got 300 miles out of the 16.5 litre tank. That'd be over 80mp(British)g Incredible."
I do not believe it. He should ride till the empty to be exact. My wife's F800ST has the same engine and tank and plastic panels, which gives more dynamic shape and allows to save fuel, is unable to do 300 miles. 300 km - maybe.
I agree those numbers net about 70 miles/usg which seems pretty high, not impossible but very high. The DL650 has is 150cc smaller and won't net much more than 60 miles/usg
The "under the seat tank" is nothing new.
The F650GS/Dakar have had it since the year 2000.
People like Worldrider have been riding these bikes hard without any problems (from the tank).
It's just something different when compared to most bikes and IMHO a good thing that keeps the CG down.
I've ridden several Single Cylinder F650GS (with and without panniers) and never had problems filling the tank. The correct way to do it (on this type of bikes) is on the side stand... You can always roll the bike a couple of yards after refueling, put her on the center stand and then go about lubbing the chain.