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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #30 on: Dec 18, 2012, 01:06:04 PM »
Auxiliary gas tanks.

http://tourtank.com/

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


Yeah, but what if you forget and take a swig? 

Besides, I doubt that passes being an approved gasoline container and that would be unlawful, so I can't do it.


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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #31 on: Dec 18, 2012, 02:08:13 PM »
I think the tour tank with me on the bike would still be fairly well balanced!  Not sure I would buy a 10 gallon and put on the luggage rack though....

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #32 on: Dec 18, 2012, 03:31:13 PM »
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?

Jason lol
    
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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #33 on: Dec 18, 2012, 03:54:36 PM »
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?

Jason lol

Hey!  He liked being off doing his own thing, so you wouldn't have to feel guilty while drinking the beers.

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #34 on: Dec 20, 2012, 07:13:05 AM »
Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. ;D
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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #35 on: Dec 22, 2012, 03:50:52 PM »
I would really like to see an aftermarket option.

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #36 on: Dec 25, 2012, 01:33:50 AM »
From a practical point of view, the Raider may need a bigger tank, but I think it's also true from an aesthetic point of view.  I think the one and only complaint I have is I feel that the tank looks a little small.  Especially the front area near the handle bars.
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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #37 on: Dec 25, 2012, 08:23:22 AM »
You could carry extra fuel in Fuel Bottles - at 30oz each, probably need a minimum of two, but four would be best,

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/twisted-throttle-s-msr-30oz-fuel-bottle

And maybe put them in something like this:  http://www.agrisupply.com/manual-canister-large-with-neoprene-seal/p/67670
...would need to confirm the fit
« Last Edit: Dec 25, 2012, 08:02:32 PM by almost_there (A.T.) »

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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #38 on: Dec 25, 2012, 11:39:03 AM »
That's what I'm thinking of doing in the future.
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Re: Why the raider needs a bigger fuel tank
« Reply #39 on: Dec 26, 2012, 10:46:15 AM »
I was traveling across Hwy 2 in Nebraska on the way to Sturgis in 2011.  I ran my Raider S 163 miles on one tank.  Once I realized there was not gas to be had, I lugged it around 50 mph in 5th gear.  Bad news it sucked and killed time, good news I made it and never ran out.  I was amazed  Lesseon to be learned, when in doubt gas up to the top.  :raider:  Same thing happened in New Mexico on the way back to the great state of Texas. 

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