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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #15 on: Dec 16, 2012, 08:50:56 PM »
Hwy 6 Ralston Valley, Tonopah, NV and who knows how far the other way the last gas station was :P



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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #16 on: Dec 16, 2012, 11:04:18 PM »
Can't say as I see the problem  ;)
Cruisin' calm and steady 62 mph +- I average 50 and better. (loaded heavy with my full camp) I refuel at 3.5 gallons a lot... which means 180 miles +- and still nearly a gallon in the tank...

Plus With another gallon in MSR bottles on the rack for the long lonesome rides... No worries... a bigger tank is just more weight to haul around and I'll have to stop long 'fore it's used to dump... used coffee anyhoo!  :o

... just sayin'...

I do understand though that if you're used to bein' in and around town a lot... gettin' out into such country as that for the first time or three can shrivel your bean a bit till you get acclimated  ;D

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #17 on: Dec 17, 2012, 02:39:26 AM »
I suppose this thread could also be called "Why the Raider needs a sixth gear."

For me, it should be enough just to decrease the rear gear ratio (bigger front sproket or smaller rear sproket).
As far as I know, there are not available an aftermarket option, for Raider, for this change.
But, the Stratoliner or Roadliner does have the same rear gear ratio ?

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #18 on: Dec 17, 2012, 10:37:13 AM »
I just carried a spare gallon in the saddlebags when going to WARR.  Never did need it, but it was comforting knowing it was there.

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #19 on: Dec 17, 2012, 11:05:05 AM »
I just carried a spare gallon in the saddlebags when going to WARR.  Never did need it, but it was comforting knowing it was there.

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #20 on: Dec 17, 2012, 04:02:24 PM »
I just carried a spare gallon in the saddlebags when going to WARR.  Never did need it, but it was comforting knowing it was there.

I did the same when I rode to Sturgis couple years ago. I had to use it once.

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #21 on: Dec 17, 2012, 06:09:25 PM »
I'm kinda with Mr T in that one.... Having a gallon of gazo-lean inside anything pretty much makes my liver quiver. Unintended consequences and big bang theory all wrapped up in one flaming lil package!  :flame:
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Lot better to strap it on outside somewhere ... Just sayin' ...
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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #22 on: Dec 17, 2012, 06:22:40 PM »
I'm kinda with Mr T in that one.... Having a gallon of gazo-lean inside anything pretty much makes my liver quiver. Unintended consequences and big bang theory all wrapped up in one flaming lil package!  :flame:
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Lot better to strap it on outside somewhere ... Just sayin' ...

What's the difference?  New gas cans aren't vented.  There's no risk of gases building up in the saddlebag.  Depending on the style of saddlebag, most aren't air tight.

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #23 on: Dec 17, 2012, 09:43:04 PM »
I'm kinda with Mr T in that one.... Having a gallon of gazo-lean inside anything pretty much makes my liver quiver. Unintended consequences and big bang theory all wrapped up in one flaming lil package!  :flame:
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Lot better to strap it on outside somewhere ... Just sayin' ...

What's the difference?  New gas cans aren't vented.  There's no risk of gases building up in the saddlebag.  Depending on the style of saddlebag, most aren't air tight.

Exactly.  I used to think it sounded weird too and then I started checking out other sites and a lot are doing it.  There was no spilling or evena smell inside my saddlebag. It worked out really well.  The can I had was made for motorcycles and fit perfectly in the coner bag so it would slide around in the slightest.

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #24 on: Dec 18, 2012, 09:04:04 AM »
I just carried a spare gallon in the saddlebags when going to WARR.  Never did need it, but it was comforting knowing it was there.

One of the guys we rode with to WARR brought  a jerry can but never filled it up. We asked several times, what is the point of that?  :rotfl:
    
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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #25 on: Dec 18, 2012, 09:31:38 AM »
I just carried a spare gallon in the saddlebags when going to WARR.  Never did need it, but it was comforting knowing it was there.

One of the guys we rode with to WARR brought  a jerry can but never filled it up. We asked several times, what is the point of that?  :rotfl:
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Can you imagine sitting on the side of the road staring at an empty can?   "Damn it!  Why didn't I think to put gas in it?"

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #26 on: Dec 18, 2012, 11:53:41 AM »
Can you imagine sitting on the side of the road staring at an empty can?   "Damn it!  Why didn't I think to put gas in it?"

Since we had larger tanks than the other two, we were actually hoping that happened. We'd take the tank, go to the nearest town, sit down at a pub and get something to eat and beer, then fill up the can and take it back
    
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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #27 on: Dec 18, 2012, 11:59:06 AM »
Can you imagine sitting on the side of the road staring at an empty can?   "Damn it!  Why didn't I think to put gas in it?"

Since we had larger tanks than the other two, we were actually hoping that happened. We'd take the tank, go to the nearest town, sit down at a pub and get something to eat and beer, then fill up the can and take it back

That would've been hilarious!  You could've texted him pictures of you guys kicking back with beer in hand too.

Who was it carrying it? Jim or Jason?

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #28 on: Dec 18, 2012, 12:21:54 PM »
Auxiliary gas tanks.

http://tourtank.com/

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #29 on: Dec 18, 2012, 12:53:47 PM »
Auxiliary gas tanks.

http://tourtank.com/

How about this one?   More flexable, quick release and better weight balance on the bike.   ;D
 
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