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Aux Gas tank? Anyone used these?

I saw these on Ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10x24-End-Fi...31006674097%26


Anyone use them? They have 3.5 gallon and 5 gallon. I think the 5gallon would be the right size I'd look into for touring. It'd just mount to the back luggage bar. I'll just add a quick connect line so I can remove it when I don't need it. It would just gravity feed directly to the petcock? Maybe I can even use the petcock, maybe into the reserve line?

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Never heard of those, but some riders on advrider.com have used purpose built aux tanks made for motorcycles. They are common on Iron Butt runs and trips to Alaska. http://tourtank.com/

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I saw these on Ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10x24-End-Fi...31006674097%26


Anyone use them? They have 3.5 gallon and 5 gallon. I think the 5gallon would be the right size I'd look into for touring. It'd just mount to the back luggage bar. I'll just add a quick connect line so I can remove it when I don't need it. It would just gravity feed directly to the petcock? Maybe I can even use the petcock, maybe into the reserve line?
Many of us welcome the fuel stop for a butt break. LOL
3.5 gal would be a good back-up.
....just sayin'


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We had a gal in the Yahoo group years back that put one on her bike. On the way to a Gathering a hose popped off and leaking gas caught her bike on fire.

I'd feel safer just taking a sealed bottle of fuel, and yes, those pit stops for gas every 120 miles are the limit of my butt too.

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Never heard of those, but some riders on advrider.com have used purpose built aux tanks made for motorcycles. They are common on Iron Butt runs and trips to Alaska. http://tourtank.com/
The Ebay ones look like cheaper version of the Tourtank. They look identical, but if they're not baffled inside, then the gas would slosh around a lot. So I think I'll go with the Tourtank version. Not a huge difference in price for the peace-of-mind.

The reason I got the Vulcan is to tour with... I toured with my Kawi Z1000, and it has a 4.3 gallon tank and get about the same gas mileage as the Vulcan!
The Vulcan has a much more comfortable seat, so I can definitely do more than 120 miles per leg. I'm only getting about 30-33mpg, probably because I'm riding it like the Z1000.

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Most of the miles on my Vulcan 750 are from long distance interstate riding. There are almost always gas stations close enough together for it not to be an issue. I put gas in mine without getting off the bike. I just pull up to the pump, open the gas cap, stick the card in the pump, and fill the tank. I use a magnetic tank bag on longer trips, which I usually just remove and lay on top of the pump.

There have been times I needed to carry extra gas, and I did so in those one gallon plastic oil jugs. I can easily ride 500 miles on the Vulcan 750 without needing to get off. That is one of the main reasons I have bought two new ones, and why I still have one. This bike was built to ride, not to look at, though I think it looks pretty good too.

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I live in New Mexico and there are plenty of stretches of road without gas. I do worry about figuring wrong or the gas station I was counting on being closed or out of gas. I have a couple of empty Seafoam cans that I fill with gas and tuck into my saddlebags just as a safety net. I experimented and found by adding one can I went over 150 miles. I'm one of those that needs to walk a bit after a hundred miles.

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