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

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  1. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    www.rotopax.com

    I bought a 1-gallon container that sits nicely on my rack. Can strap a bag over the top. Going farther? Get a 2-gallon. Flat, rugged and easy to carry. And you can fill a few hundred times with the money saved.
  2. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    This is starting to sound like something from CS&M...

    If you buy it you are a buffoon that spent WAY to much money and obviously an immoral rich guy who squandered away someone else's cash...

    OR....

    You are a buffoon who is too stupid to have money 'cause you could have bought a few gallon sized cans to strap around you motorcycle.

    Why can't they just be guys that have the cash and bought what they liked, what looked like a very good solution, and what worked?

    Sheeeesh....

    Flame away.
  3. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Heads up for the F-800 crowd. There is now a solution out for the tiny gas tank problem of this bike.Touratech presents an oversized tank that replaces thefront body panels and also matches the styling.It holds 5.3 gallons in addition to the stock 4.2 gallons for a total of 9.5 gallons.
    Woo-Hoo
    The bad news is that the painted version costs $1985.50 in black or dark magnesium. It's available in raw paiuntable finish for $1355.90.:huh
    Wow. I have 3 KLR's . The most I paid for one was less than the unpainted tank.
    Wouldn't it be cheaper to hire a guy on a KLR to follow you around and give you a little gas when nessesary?
    Unless I win the lottery or something equally unlikely, I won't be drinking the Beemer Cool-aid.
  4. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    Or rent a full beer keg (German of course). Drink on it til its dry and then strap it to the back of your bike. The cost of the beer and forefit deposit on the keg will be less than the tank.

    Best thing is you wouldn't have to come up with any elaborate plumbing. Just position the tap over the side fuel cap. When it gets thirsty, just open the cap, give the keg a coupl'a pumps and fill'er up. :D
  5. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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  6. gus

    gus Been here awhile

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    Over in Thumpers there was a thread about no updates on the DR650. A few wanted to see it get EFI. I mentioned the cost of putting a bigger tank on the F650 verses the carbed DR650. The F800 appears to be as expensive as the F650 is.For a DS I will take mine simple thank you.
  7. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Okay.
  8. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Tiny tank? Can't you get 200-miles out of it?
  9. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I wouldn't know how many miles are squeezable from the stocker,I dont own one. I did test ride one and it was nice enough, My pockets just aren't that deep.
    I did get a used IMC tank on E-bay for my KLR. I've put as many as 351 miles on one tankful with that. I got the tank for $75.00.
  10. earthroamer

    earthroamer Stuck in Pindadesh

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    So what your saying is that it's cheaper to farkle a KLR than a BMW? Interesting concept.
  11. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    :lol3 That's some funny shit there. :lol3


    Now that I think about it, one of my riding buddies has a KLR. The total cost of the farkles on it is about twice what the bike itself is worth. :lol3
  12. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    The OP has three KLRs. If he traded them in, would he have enough for a Touratech F800 tank? :augie
  13. Bobo1167

    Bobo1167 On a different frequency

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    This was my immediate thought. This aux tank is HUUUGE, when your're sitting on it, it feels as big as my GSPD. I iimagine the crashbar extensions will also be $$$$. The battery/air filter will always work perfectly, unitl the day you can finally afford the gas to fill this tank, then you'll herniate yourself taking it off.

    My thought to TT, make a single seat, use the passenger space for a TWO gallon tank.

    bobo


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  14. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    Probably the reason it's not done that way is because if you're touring you will have too much weight on the back and not enough on the front.
  15. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Me thinks that if you spend 12 or 13 large on a dual-sport bike it should be farkled plenty to start with.
    Enough range ,Bash protection, handguards, hell even lockable hard luggage.

    But ,you pays your money and takes your chances. As always.
  16. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    It'd be nice if they redesigned in an extra 4 or 5 liters while they were at it.


    Just sayin. :norton
  17. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    You really need more than 200 miles on a tank?? Just say'n :1drink
  18. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Need? Not often. (But try getting from Lakeview to Winnemucca on one tank without breaking a sweat.)

    Really, really want? Hell yeah!

    David
  19. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    It's a matter of convenience. When in the boondocks, a 200mi max range means that I really won't pass up gas after about 120mi (not knowing where the next gas might be, accounting for getting lost and needing to backtrack, etc). And that is inconveniently short IMO. :norton
  20. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Fair enough. Sounds like you need one of these on the rear rack tho...:

    https://www.rotopax.com/

    Carry a gallon or two. They are stack able, can be used with or without the handle rack they sell + there is a locking one if you use the storage case for tools or what have you. Thinking of getting a storage case for my F8GS actually to carry tools & lock it on. Have the option to stack a gas can if needed. Nice. :freaky

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    They are stackable too if you want storage or first aid. Just saw the storage and first aid kits.
    Mount hanldes w/ Lock:
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