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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #45 on: Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 09:24 am »
Filled up this morn, 2nd time with larger breather hole. Just so much easier, hardly any air bubbles. Only just had gauge flashing and fitted 19 litres easily. I think 24 a def. possibility. Great mod Speedy. 👏
I filled to the brim as soon as I got to 1 light (book says 6L left at that point) I got 20L in there!  Reckon if you brim it with this mod you're up to 26L, with 24 - 25 useable for sure.   Mind you, this is only of use on a long run.  There's not too many places that have over 400K between gas stations.  (Aussie excepted)
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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #46 on: Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 06:00 pm »
Col, we like options regardless of their usefulness (bling, bling) :boogie:

Currently main use for me is when bike is laid up. Like to have a truly full tank then.

I am picky about gas stations. This option may "save" me from taking a detour to get a filler. But I do like taking detours.

Still trickle-method for me. Like to take my time. Could live well without this mod but like to have an option. Still thinking about it. No hurry :cheers:

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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #47 on: Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 07:08 pm »
takes the trickle out of the equasion, just much easier.

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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #48 on: Monday, 05 February 2018, 08:22 am »
i did this yesterday so quick to fill her up now instead of trying to drizzle to get as much into the tank which seems to take ages ...a big thank you

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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #49 on: Thursday, 22 February 2018, 01:42 pm »
blubbers problem is he's nearer to the uk than germany but would have to get a ferry.
@Andre you'd be better heading for a short run to Luxembourg as fuel is much cheaper there  :cheers:

You'll burn more than you save unless you hitch up a tank trailer  :happy1: NOT

It's about 125 km one way for me. Just a nice trip to there and then round and about LUX. Half a tank is plenty to get me there, fill her up, ride around, fill her up again and head home. Guess that will save me up to 10€ in fuel and then a goodly amount on tobacco (if I still smoke then).  :smoke: :facepalm:
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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #50 on: Thursday, 22 February 2018, 01:45 pm »
The most I ever squeezed into my 14 was 22.73l and it was trickle fed. The cars behind me at the bowser were spewing but I had my reasons (long distance ahead and measurement purpose).....


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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #51 on: Thursday, 22 February 2018, 07:34 pm »
Pot Belly, i was same. stick that bigger hole in, at least 24 l for me. i gained almost 30ks until first bar went out. Kiwi Col i think said 25l, not sure.

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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #52 on: Thursday, 22 February 2018, 07:35 pm »
Pot Belly, i was same. stick that bigger hole in, at least 24 l for me. i gained almost 30ks until first bar went out. Kiwi Col i think said 25l, not sure.
Done straight after I read this post! Lol




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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #53 on: Thursday, 22 February 2018, 08:54 pm »
well done, talk about instant action, youre the man. let me know next time you fill, i was amazed. thank Speedy for info

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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #54 on: Thursday, 22 February 2018, 09:39 pm »
Only just seen this thread :rolleyes:

I might just go and do the mod now..The bike needs another wash down anyway.

I can honestly say that I've never had any problem filling the tank to the brim anyway. I just put the nozzle right in and fire away until it cuts off..Then gradually raise the nozzle until the tank is brimmed.
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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #55 on: Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:25 pm »
blubbers problem is he's nearer to the uk than germany but would have to get a ferry.
@Andre you'd be better heading for a short run to Luxembourg as fuel is much cheaper there  :cheers:

You'll burn more than you save unless you hitch up a tank trailer  :happy1: NOT

It's about 125 km one way for me. Just a nice trip to there and then round and about LUX. Half a tank is plenty to get me there, fill her up, ride around, fill her up again and head home. Guess that will save me up to 10€ in fuel and then a goodly amount on tobacco (if I still smoke then).  :smoke: :facepalm:
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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #56 on: Saturday, 15 February 2020, 08:39 pm »
And mod done, thought about this mod when dribble filling my tank yesterday morning. Took less than 1min with suitable screw drivers.  Will have to wait until next week to fill it up again....
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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #57 on: Sunday, 16 February 2020, 03:55 am »
Don't let ya insurance co know you've modified your bike Eric ....... :facepalm: :facepalm:

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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #58 on: Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 04:32 am »
No way I could do that to my bike as it wouldn't be standard, and it will cost to much to fill it up, all I need to do now is take that K&N filter out and I have the perfect motorcycle.

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Re: Who fancies a 24 litre (5.25 UK gallon) tank
« Reply #59 on: Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 07:00 am »
You must have very brown arms Irish.   :onya:
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