Larger Contact tank on older PRO?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by D2W, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. D2W

    D2W n00b

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    Howdy.

    Dale here. A lurker. A trials newbie owning a 2008 TXT 300 PRO. A brilliant ride after my (much loved) 2006 EC300. But age and lack of ability are increasing.

    I'd like to get more range from my TXT as I'm having so much fun re-riding my old enduro trails. I do carry three 1l MSR bottles in my backpack, but I'd prefer to have one more in the tank and one less on the back.

    I saw a thread on Trials Central which references using a larger Contact tank on a PRO. Talking to the Splat Shop indicates that the Contact tank will work on 2010 and newer PROs, and >may< work on older PROs (possibly with heat-molding of the plastic).

    Do any of you have any experience or thoughts on using a Contact tank on a GG of my vintage? My 2008 has rectangular frame tubes and the coil is tucked under the tank near the steering head.

    Thanks so much for your assistance.

    Dale
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  2. markwoodlief

    markwoodlief Long timer

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    I have an 07 txt pro and a 17 contact here at the house. I'm about ready to hop on the gs and go for a ride, when I get back i'll try it for you if no one has replied yet..

    oh and I simply use a hebo tank on the front of mine and I actually have more fuel than my daughters contact.
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    DualSpaz Been here awhile

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    markwoodlief Long timer

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  5. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Cost benefit ratio would say get the hebo tank in my opinion. Don't have one myself but have had a chance to ride a bike with one and it works great for your indicated need. Unless you need a headlight...
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  6. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Also if your not going to be doing competition riding you could do a little fabrication to mount one of these on your left side frame tube. (Just a small pice of plate behind the down tube with a few bolt holes and short bolts)

    http://www.happy-trail.com/happy-trails-container-holder.html

    Oh, should indicate it will hold a 1.5l bottle just fine.
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  8. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Yes a good choice if maximum fuel is the goal, however I don't think I would want the much weight on the front myself.

    Trail only it wouldn't be to bad if setup correctly to siphon the fork tank first though.
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