are fitted on my 2002 GS dakar
1- they are made by ELKAMET
2- they sustained a big tarmac slide (60mph on a loaded bike) and did not puncture
3- they give me an additional 22 litres
4- perfect balanced on the bike - not to be sneezed at when off road....
5- fuel is gravity fed into main tank
6- Reserve 'keeps' 2 litres each side - effectively giving you another 60 miles or so is you 'forget' you have reserve and run out.
Elkamet tanks are the best solution (albeit at a price). A jerry can could come loose, would be badly located weight-wise, take up too much room too not to mention the can would be very 'borrow-able'.......
but hey, it's the cheapest alternative!!
Touratech don't actually make the Elkamet tanks but they sell them.And as for 'no need as I read.....only you can decide but I was very
glad to have them when I could not find any petrol for 810 Kms....
Last edited by Bertrand; 17 Dec 2006 at 14:40.