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Here in Texas, you can't get too far away, relatively speaking, on a 4.2 gallon tank so I mounted a 2-gallon Roto-Pax tank on the sissy bar (Sorry your seat is no longer available dear but, after all, I did buy this bike to get away from you to some extent).

I had a 170 mile range including a 25 mile reserve. Now i have a 250 mile range including a 105 mile reserve.
 

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That is just SO wrong, on SO many levels.

Thinking: yer gonna fit right in.

Welcome.

Had no idea I had kinfolks in Space City,Tejas.
 

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very cool and I love your handlebars ! welcome aboard. :)
 

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checkout tourtanks.com. i have two, a 3.7gal on my cruiser and a 2.5 on the vlx. they tap into the fuel supply line before the filter and can be used independently or in tandem. i love mine, saved my bacon a few times out in nowhere land.
 

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checkout tourtanks.com. i have two, a 3.7gal on my cruiser and a 2.5 on the vlx. they tap into the fuel supply line before the filter and can be used independently or in tandem. i love mine, saved my bacon a few times out in nowhere land.
Hey, thanks for that link. I knew id seen something like that before but couldnt remember and will most likely get one for the target vacation this year :)

Now you have me thinking of all kinds of uses for the small one, like holding some race gas to raise the effective value of octane. Or simply for the drag strip ;)
 

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Can you take a pic of the mount on the sissy bar please?
Here you go. In addition to the tank and basic pack mount, I ordered a backing plate ($5.50), drilled two holes in it to attach to the existing sissy bar, and was done.
 

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Hey, thanks for that link. I knew id seen something like that before but couldnt remember and will most likely get one for the target vacation this year :)

Now you have me thinking of all kinds of uses for the small one, like holding some race gas to raise the effective value of octane. Or simply for the drag strip ;)
Or perhaps getting rear ended and toasted at the same time. I don't think I'd want one as a bumper.
 

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Or perhaps getting rear ended and toasted at the same time. I don't think I'd want one as a bumper.
actually, being made from aluminium its really not likely to explode unless you drop a match in. autos pretty much all have rear tanks. i've been using one for 7 years or more, and yep i've dropped the bike more than once... didn't even leak. also, there are many folks using rear mounted tanks and ive heard of no explosive reports. and not to change the subject, but if lane splitting is practised a rear end hit is much much less likely. i love my rear mounted tanks,.. thanks..

ps... i'd be more worried about those ever so popular throttle locks...:mrgreen:
 

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Welcome to the forum!
 

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Sigh... you guys and your fears.
These statements need context. I am totally not worried about a deer strike as much as I am a rear-end collision...

...unless I take a trip to the mountains, where nobody is going to rear-end me in a million years...
 

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Or perhaps getting rear ended and toasted at the same time. I don't think I'd want one as a bumper.
much safer having one between your legs over a hot engine :p :lol:
 

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Sigh... you guys and your fears.
I was told some years ago by someone whom I considered to be wise, "Sometimes a man's fears can be the better part of his good judgement." At 56 I've seen many occasions where that was the case. And I'd venture a guess that you're a little younger than that, thus the statement. When I was young, dumb, and full of ***, I was pretty invincible and suffered the injuries to prove it. Now with more yesterdays than tomorrows, I try to keep the odds in my favor.
 

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These statements need context. I am totally not worried about a deer strike as much as I am a rear-end collision...

...unless I take a trip to the mountains, where nobody is going to rear-end me in a million years...
Fearing semi's on the x-way so you avoid it.
Fearing a fuel tank blowing up, so you avoid it.
Fearing a part might break, so you replace it and avoid allowing it to die with dignity.
Fearing riding a motorcycle, so you avoid it.
Fearing the internet, so you avoid it.
Fearing life itself, so you avoid it.

I was told some years ago by someone whom I considered to be wise, "Sometimes a man's fears can be the better part of his good judgement." At 56 I've seen many occasions where that was the case. And I'd venture a guess that you're a little younger than that, thus the statement. When I was young, dumb, and full of ***, I was pretty invincible and suffered the injuries to prove it. Now with more yesterdays than tomorrows, I try to keep the odds in my favor.
Youre confusing fear for 'respect'. As in "respect that your father can kick your ass if you mess up" but not "fear your father because he can but chooses not to kick your ass".

Respect that a motorcycle can 'kill' you, but dont fear riding them.

much safer having one between your legs over a hot engine :p :lol:
****!!! I literally laughed outloud. You get the point im making ;)
 

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My fear was running out of gas but now ya'll have replaced it with a greater fear. Thanks forum guys. Anyone want to buy a motorcycle?
 
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