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ACERBIS Fuel Tank 15 L - Front Suspension
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:07:30 pm »
When fitting a 15L Fuel tank, will it be necessary to upgrade the front suspension or will the standard suspension handle the extra weight?
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Re: ACERBIS Fuel Tank 15 L - Front Suspension
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 01:59:12 pm »
When fitting a 15L Fuel tank, will it be necessary to upgrade the front suspension or will the standard suspension handle the extra weight?
Will depend what you weigh as well but found mine so stiff you could most likely do motocross jumps with it as well so it should not be a problem.
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Re: ACERBIS Fuel Tank 15 L - Front Suspension
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 02:34:17 pm »
96kg but trying my best to get back to 90kg
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Re: ACERBIS Fuel Tank 15 L - Front Suspension
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 05:55:40 pm »
When fitting a 15L Fuel tank, will it be necessary to upgrade the front suspension or will the standard suspension handle the extra weight?
Handles like a boat when full- the front is quite vague.
Adjusting the suspension will result in compromises when it's not full..

For my kind of trips, the 15l tank seems too big. I literally skip fuel stops. I thus try to plan my route / fuel stops to have the tank half when entering the technical areas. This is obviously not always possible and I try to keep it mellow when the tank is full. I had a BIG moment on my way to Magoebas, just after filling the tank (I forgot that it was full)

It will be good to upgrade the suspension (seeing as you are too heavy for the stock setup) but rather have it setup for a tank that is half full.

*Sunday afternoon rail road service roads are no problem with a full tank but don't try and be Jonny Campbell. You will be dining on that dirt pie long before you know it*
« Last Edit: February 10, 2014, 06:00:22 pm by wolf skaap »
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