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post #1 of 18 Old 11-12-2007, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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Bigger Petrol Tank Mods

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I will be travelling more than 250km on one tank which is currently standard for Honda CB900F6. Ideally I will be travelling 500km, but 350km will be Ok too. Has anyone heard about replacing standard with some non-standard (or from other bike make/model) tank ?
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-12-2007, 02:33 AM
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The tank is what gives the 919 its cool look .. GL on finding what you want though...




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Not a chance bro. Too much to go wrong to even try and hook up an auxillary tank or some other model of tank. Just get used to pulling over for gas a little more frequently. Besides, with the OEM tank, you'll look cool doing it 'cause the OEM tank gives the bike its SWEET lines!

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post #5 of 18 Old 11-12-2007, 06:06 PM
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But if you figue a way to do it .I want to know 6+ gallons would be great!!!

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post #8 of 18 Old 11-12-2007, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all your responses.
A fellow biker from Oz sent me a link about mods that he performed on his Honda CX500. Great article, probably something I will perform on my Hornet.
http://users.monash.edu.au/~jhovel/tank-part1.shtml
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I get close to 350 km with stock tank, indicated. But that's riding it to fumes. Commute on Hwy only at 5k rpm.

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post #10 of 18 Old 11-12-2007, 08:58 PM
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With the custom bike builders around, I'm sure you could find someone to expand your tank for a 6-7 gal. capacity. It's all about how much $ you want to spend. I'll bet they could keep the same look going for the bike too.
It would just be taller & maybe a little wider.

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post #11 of 18 Old 11-12-2007, 09:27 PM
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I need a break by the time the tank is empty. But if you are in the Outback I can fully appreciate the dilemma. Once in upper Canada when a station was closed, I barely rode 50ml to the next one from carried fuel cans.

Not excited about the bondo transformer tank option. Get a custom one built, and you'll be a lot happier.

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I dunno, get a luggage rack that you could put a gas tank on to use when you need it?

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Remove Pump from tank, extend lines, add saddlebag brackets... install jerrycans,, link jerrycans+tank+pump

HEHE.... that should get you far enough to need to get off!... J/k I wouldn't advise this at all.. however I have seen an older Shadow 750 with metal cans in place of saddlebags,, and Hoses linking them, and 2 hoses ziptied to the side, going up under the tank... I can only imagine that was what the poor bastard was doing....

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post #14 of 18 Old 11-12-2007, 10:48 PM
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I have seen video of cage/bike crashes starting lethal fuel fires. So I am reluctant to carry extra fuel.

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post #15 of 18 Old 11-13-2007, 03:50 AM
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FWIW I run mine on premium unleaded and it normally returns between 19-20km/l. That would give 340-360km per tank if you ran it to empty...but I fill mine when the reserve light comes on.

Interestingly my ZZR600 got much the same for 2/3 the engine (plus a bit more weight).

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How about carrying a reserve in the top case...

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Here is a link to tanks that a lot of the ADV guys use. You would have to modify, of course, but it would give you some extra on the bike.

http://www.kolpinpowersports.com/sto...ies/3/products

This one took me awhile to find. It's a company out of Australia. They make the bladders specific for the bikes shown on the webpage, but I know some guys have made use of the bladders on other bikes. Might be worth a call.

http://nomadtanks.com.au/Tanks.php

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post #18 of 18 Old 12-04-2007, 01:53 PM
 
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yikes! i only get, say, 180-190kms when the reserve lights. i've been able to get, at times, 220kms but that is probably pushing it.

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