Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
I'm ready to stop by the time it's empty! But I think the only real solution here is going to be an aftermarket/custom job. A guy has done it on the 1700, and it's done on some other bikes too; but mounting an aftermarket fuel tank elsewhere on the bike (luggage rack, passenger seat, etc.), along with a small 12v fuel pump tapped into the fuel tank seems like a neat solution. The way I usually see it done is as you get low on fuel, you open up a shutoff valve and hit a switch to turn on the pump, and refill your tank as you ride.
With fuel injection it get's a bit more complicated because you can't just tee into another tank, you need the fuel pump. So refilling the tank on the go seems like a better solution.
Another thing to consider is carrying fuel on board? Either a mounted-on fuel can or one in the saddlebag or something. Get creative and I bet you can get a couple gallons of fuel on board and you just need to pull over and refill.
The 900 does have a 250+ mile range. That's pretty good, all things considered.
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2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT