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Old 13 Jan 2006
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Aftermarket fuel tank

Does anyone know is it possible to find a biger aftermarket gas tank for Kawasaki KLE 500.

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same question here.
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Have you seen the weight of those tourtanks? -5lb - over 2 kilo empty, and that weight is at the highest point on your bike (that's heavier than my tent and sleeping bag!). The first time my friend dropped his bike with one on, the brackets sheered off. Might be ok for cruising the highways in the USA, but for serious use, you would be better off with a plastic gallon can, you can buy them on your journey when you need them, and they weigh less than one pound. One other great advantege of the can - you can fill anyones bike up with it, not restricted to the bike it's on.
My insurance company would not cover my bike with a tourtank fitted without an engineer's report, and a reciept from an acreditted fitter.
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I agree with Bill. I think Tourtanks just don't make economic (or any other kind of sense) for the sort of riding most of us do. I take a 5l. emergency tank or jerry can if I need extra. The former are just £2.39 a pop at B&Q and double as a seat!

Something I would like is some sort of fold-away fuel bladder as an emergency tank. Something like the Ortlieb water bags I use. I seem to remember someone talking about these at a HU meet, but can't remember the supplier / brand ... something like gas-sock, fuel glove, fuel muppet ... sock-puppet ... I don't know, my mind is going.

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Hey Cugel, I like the sound of the Sock-Puppet, post a reply when you find a supplier...
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I'm sure i've seen a reference to something like that here,and i think i remember it being by one of our Aussie brethren?

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Hey I would not be so quick to dismiss the TourTank. They aren’t all that heavy & they don't burst when you hit the deck. Trust me I’ve tested them. If its a choice between cans up high or a Tourtank, give me the Tourtank. Weight is weight & we all may agree up front down low is best, but the beauty of the TourTank is you can put on the bike when you need it & keep turn the fuel on the move. Lets face it if you are for the big one you usually carry so much weight you are better off having something like fuel attached properly. I have no connection with TourTank, but you can see picture of my bike on their site. A month in Iceland, about 3000 miles mainly off road gives me a little experience of the product. It is great.
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But you can't hitch a ride to the gas station with a tourtank under your arm if you do run out, or fill another bike,or fill your stove, or syphon from another vehicle into it...But everyone to their own...

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Hey with a quick connect you can!
Filled my stove, filled another bike just by laying it down a little. But yes I agree difficult to put under your arm, still at least you don't lose the container on the trail. (Don't tell me youve never done that???)
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and what did your insurance company have to say when you told them it was fitted ? (be in an accident with it mounted and they may refuse to cover you if you have not advised them...)
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They were advised no problem & stated they preffered the TourTank over a can!
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Folding Gas Can

I purchased several folding gallon gas cans a few years ago with the intent of carrying one on remote trips. Its called GAS-O-HAUL. Its meant to be carried in your car for those times when you need to walk to a gas station. Not really meant for hauling gas. States that it is a one-time use can, but I suppose it can be used over and over. It basically is a thick tin-foil looking bladder(like a wine-in-a-box bladder) that is fitted inside a folding cardboard box. The folding box breaks down much like a cornflakes box would. When folded down it measures 6 inch by 14 inch by 3/4-1inch thick. I have never used one. I suspect you could take the bladder out and really make the unit compact, then stuff it in a bag of gear(clothes) if you came to need it.
It doesn't look good enough to fill up,stuff away and bounce around for 2 hours.

Not sure where I found it but it was on the www.
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Gas-O-Haul Sales and services LLC
6437 East Evans Ave, Denver CO 80222.
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