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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3960 on: August 21, 2019, 03:20:10 pm »
True, but I dont have a spare R7k lying around  :'(
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3961 on: August 22, 2019, 01:20:20 pm »
Your setup with the spare fuel tank looks great though :thumleft:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3962 on: August 26, 2019, 11:33:51 am »
True, but I dont have a spare R7k lying around  :'(
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3963 on: August 26, 2019, 11:41:10 am »
Your setup with the spare fuel tank looks great though :thumleft:
Thanks a Mil. Yeah had to modify the pannier brackets a bit to accommodate one on each side. Cheap and nasty option.

The problem though is when I need both panniers on. Then I need to strap the tank to the back plate and pack all my bags on top which is not ideal


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3964 on: August 26, 2019, 03:29:59 pm »
True, but I dont have a spare R7k lying around  :'(
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I did the same on my Husky 610 TE Fi, for which no long range tank is available.

Pioneer Plastics jerry can, with a home made metal sub frame.

Mine swallowed 5.7 liters.

Is that not sufficient for your fuel needs?
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3965 on: August 27, 2019, 09:24:07 am »
for shorter "between towns" trips it is perfect yes. I do however do longer "no mans land" rides where its around 250 -300km between fuel points and then I need a 3rd jerrycan. Its not ideal as the packing on the DR becomes iffy.

But until I have the funds for a long range tank it will have to do I suppose  :)

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3966 on: August 27, 2019, 09:28:03 am »
for shorter "between towns" trips it is perfect yes. I do however do longer "no mans land" rides where its around 250 -300km between fuel points and then I need a 3rd jerrycan. Its not ideal as the packing on the DR becomes iffy.

But until I have the funds for a long range tank it will have to do I suppose  :)
Thank you. Agree.

I had the 18 liter IMS on my DR. Was perfect for my needs.

Had the bigger Acerbis at first, think 25 liters, but is was to big. A friend bought it for his DR.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3967 on: August 27, 2019, 02:16:50 pm »
for shorter "between towns" trips it is perfect yes. I do however do longer "no mans land" rides where its around 250 -300km between fuel points and then I need a 3rd jerrycan. Its not ideal as the packing on the DR becomes iffy.

But until I have the funds for a long range tank it will have to do I suppose  :)
Thank you. Agree.

I had the 18 liter IMS on my DR. Was perfect for my needs.

Had the bigger Acerbis at first, think 25 liters, but is was to big. A friend bought it for his DR.

I swapped a perfectly good 18l fuel tank for a 31l fuel tank. What was I thinking :-[

18l is just too small for my heavy throttle hand. 21l is perfect. 31l is like having a baby elephant sitting in front of me. For my needs, 21l is best size and IMO the Acerbis looks best on the bike too :ricky:
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3968 on: August 27, 2019, 04:43:10 pm »
for shorter "between towns" trips it is perfect yes. I do however do longer "no mans land" rides where its around 250 -300km between fuel points and then I need a 3rd jerrycan. Its not ideal as the packing on the DR becomes iffy.

But until I have the funds for a long range tank it will have to do I suppose  :)
Thank you. Agree.

I had the 18 liter IMS on my DR. Was perfect for my needs.

Had the bigger Acerbis at first, think 25 liters, but is was to big. A friend bought it for his DR.

I swapped a perfectly good 18l fuel tank for a 31l fuel tank. What was I thinking :-[

18l is just too small for my heavy throttle hand. 21l is perfect. 31l is like having a baby elephant sitting in front of me. For my needs, 21l is best size and IMO the Acerbis looks best on the bike too :ricky:

Geez you can almost go to KZN on 1 elephant lol


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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3969 on: August 28, 2019, 08:49:24 am »
An option maybe?

See if you can get hold off a second hand original tank, drill a couple off holes in the sides so it can act as baffles, then get some one to form and weld a new skin on. The size will be dependent on you and depending on how much you pay for a secondhand tank the costs will be a lot less than R7k. a Buddy off mine did it for someone, can't remember for what bike, but the oke was very happy as he got quite a bit off extra fuel and enough to suit his needs.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3970 on: August 28, 2019, 03:04:31 pm »
I fitted  the big Acerbis and in retrospect it was a mistake. I seldom use my DR for touring. If  the tank is full it becomes a pig when I take it off road, especially in thick sand, so I half-fill it anyway. I should rather have invested in a Rotopax system that I can also use on my other bikes.
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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3971 on: August 28, 2019, 04:42:45 pm »
So my 2 x 2 liter coke bottle system is still good?
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But seriously, refilling all the time is a pain. An 18L tank would be nice.

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Re: The DR650 thread
« Reply #3972 on: August 29, 2019, 08:22:27 am »
I fitted  the big Acerbis and in retrospect it was a mistake. I seldom use my DR for touring. If  the tank is full it becomes a pig when I take it off road, especially in thick sand, so I half-fill it anyway. I should rather have invested in a Rotopax system that I can also use on my other bikes.

This is exactly the problem with the small elephant. Sure you can get to KZN on 1 small elephant, but you won't have any fun doing it as a small elephant is heavy to throw around on gravel. My bike fell and I couldn't lift it by myself - too heavy. The weight added to a few falls maybe cracked the handlebar, which snapped clean off while I was riding in the back of beyond one day.

By that time the 21l tank was back, so I could at least lift the bike.

So my 2 x 2 liter coke bottle system is still good?
 :biggrin:

But seriously, refilling all the time is a pain. An 18L tank would be nice.


Add one more Coke bottle and patch them all together :imaposer:
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