Check out http://www.tourtank.com/tanks.html. They have every size from 1 to 10 gallons, and all accessories needed. I ALMOST put one on my Yamaha Stratoliner when I had it, because it only has a 4.5 gal tank.I'm looking for a manufacture that makes a Aux fuel cell for the Voyager, and any ideas on where to put it.
Something I personally think would be really cool, is someone fabricating two fuel cells that would fit perfectly into each saddlebag. Even if they were half-height; by having it in each you have balanced weight. I bet you could get 10 gallons of fuel across the two saddlebags. Plenty of storage still in the trunk, passenger seat, trailer, whatever.This might not be a feasible idea but how much would it cost to have a custom fuel tank made?? With the size of the bike I'm sure a good fabricator could make a 8-9 gallon tank fit the lines of the bike?? Heck even a 10 gallon tank, it would look much better then a spare tank sitting on your passanger seat.
I've gone 100+ miles without seeing fuel before out west. But if I pulled out a map and LOOKED for it I probably could've found it; I just never saw it on my route.am not sure where you guys ride that would have you freaked out about fuel? I ride all over N.america and never have been more than 50 miles from some station. all my tour bikes get 250+ range. I make a point to fill up every 150 or so.. almost never get below half a tank. and yes I ride ALL the backroads in the boonies.
it just seems to me that folks who DONT travel much worry about stuff that never happens. If I thot I was going somewhere where there mite not be a refuel, I would just carry a spare (full) can. they make plenty 1-2-5gal jugs for <five bux. should you run low or out, just pull over and top off. If you should lose it, well yor out 5bux. ez nuff to get nuther at the next fillin station.
more likely you'll run into some lady in a car who ran out and you will be in a position to help. or even another biker? the upside is you can give them some rescue rite ther on the spot, w/o having to ride an hour up the road and back to fetch some fuel.. cant do that with an integrated fuel cell unless you carry a siphon hose.. would you? siphon? how much? see what I mean?
dont make this more complicated than it has to be. and the upside is your not burdened with all that extra fuel or capacity when you ride normal like 99.9% time. poncho
My sentiments EXACTLY. However, if someone else wants to spend hundreds of dollars on their bike, so they can have a 13-15 gallon fuel capacity, good for them, I guess. When I tow my Lees-ure Lite camper, I have a 2.5 gallon Sceptor gas can strapped in the cooler rack on the camper. Otherwise, I have a 1 liter fuel bottle in my saddlebag, for an emergency. That will get me about 10-11 miles down the road without having to walk, which should be more than enough to find a station. I can't see why on Earth someone would feel the need to have a range in tank of over 500 miles. Maybe if I was crossing the Sahara Desert....spend a ton of money and fu yor sled for some maybe 1 time in yor life excursion that may/may not need a little extra fuel? when you could just use common sense and fill up at that last station b4 heading out in the boonies. and why not just carry a spare bottle of petrol on the back..
iron butt'rs have rust on thier brains. to subject your body and your bike to such abuse for just the braggin rites is.. rust on the brains. its different if you have to be somewhere by noon tomorrow and theyr isnt an airplane available? but to ride 500 miles out and turn it around, non stop.. rust.. brain.. poncho