F800GS Touratech 20lt fueltank - Who's got one???

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  1. Wildman

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    Just got the 2009 Touratech catalogue and they're featuring a tank conversion kit that takes the total volume to 36 litres by adding attachments on either side of the "faux tank". Doesn't appear to be on the web site just yet and no pricing in the Price List.
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  2. Bayner

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    How'd you score an '09 catalogue already?!
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  3. Wildman

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    Ordered some stuff from them that arrived today with a catalogue.
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  5. Wildman

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    The cover has what looks like a badly photoshopped picture:

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    Inside, it's a little more convincing:

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  6. Motorman

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  7. Wildman

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    Doesn't say.
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  8. labatts1999

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  9. labatts1999

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    I'm liking the new windscreen. The UK site describes it as "adjustable". I likey....

    I'm curious as to how the fuel is linked from the side panels into the fuel line/tank or whatever/however they do it.
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  10. Rick West

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    Hot Damn!

    I've been waiting for this. :clap

    I don't care what it costs, I'm ordering today.
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  11. WoodWorks

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    36 liters! :eek1

    That'll give us close to a 500 mile range! I want it, but I'm not sure I'd ever bother to fill it up unless I was in for serious slabbing. That's a lot of weight to haul around!

    David
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  12. bxr140

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    I do. I REALLY like the idea of 9.5 gallons if for no other reason than I won't have to fill up every 4 commuting days....AND, I like the idea of a little more wind protection (even though its not really a problem)...But if this is another $2000 upgrade like the F650 singles, I probably won't sign on the dotted line.

    I'd like to see how it installs on the bike, how you get the fuel in there (would you need to use two fillers, or would the new filler fill the stock tank as well?), how well the current crop of crash protection fits, and how well it integrates with the lines.

    I'm staying tuned. :ear
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  13. PackMule

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    Paul, it's hard to tell from the scan. Does it retain the "air scoops"?
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  14. Dieselboy

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    +1

    I'm not really interested in re-crashbarring this rig. With my SW Motech bars and those of you running the Wild at Hearts, I really don't see these tanks being compatible. Too bad. :bluduh

    I'm set to toss a rotopax fuel container on the back and will live with it if these don't pan out.
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  15. TwilightZone

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    The version for the older F650 is listed in the 2007 Catalog on page 421.
    I reckon the newer setup is pretty similar.

    A photo in that catalog shows the tanks and the special plumbing needed that hooks the auxillary tanks into the main tank.
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  16. Bigem

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    The TT big tanks for the F650 Dakar was around $3000 in Australia, this will probably be just as ridiculous. My Kolpin set-up cost me $110 and if I don't need it I can take it off in 30 seconds!! I'd rather wait until BMW does an Adventure with big tank, adjustable suspension etc etc, and it will probably only be 3K more than the GS anyway???
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  17. Lindeberg

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    Actually I couldn't care less over the tank conversion, but the adjustable screen seems really good. But first I have to buy me an F800GS of course.
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  18. JRWooden

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    There was a short discussion of the windscreen on the UKGSer site... I don't recall the price but I do recall they were VERY proud of it ... :eek1
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  19. PackMule

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    Had forgotten about the tank/crashbar conflict. :bluduh
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  20. Wildman

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    I can't tell. There's also some new panniers. I'll try to get some pics up.
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