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XR650R Fuel Range

To any guys/gals in the know. With a long range tank fitted i.e. Acerbis 24 or IMS 27 ltr, what sort of fuel range have you got? Planning a jaunt down the west coast of Africa next year and trying to make rough estimates. Any info would be gratefully received. Cheers - Bob
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I just fitted a 6.6 gallon on mine , driving on dirt and sandy road at good speed with a 200+ pounds rider ,I get about 200 miles , by the way the 6.6 feel lighter than the 4.3, the cenetr of gravity is much lower on it.
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Thanks Hendi. What tank are you using then IMS, Acerbis or other? Also, I'm looking to strengthen the sub-frame soon, basically to carry soft luggage, tyres etc...any info you might have on mod's etc would be appreciated. Cheers Bob
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I use the acerbis 6.6 gallon, it fit perfectly and even protect the radiator, I still have the 4.3 but once you fit the 6.6 you may never look back ,as far as the subframe mod mine has a support from Turbo city XR 650R Sequoia Rack.
I did have the rack modified to my need.
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with IMS 27l tank which seemed to take 28-29l once I'd had it a while:
- 550-600km on the road at 90kmh. (22-23kpl)
- 400km+ of really soft sand and shite. (15kpl)

remember to brace the IMS and not screw it to the radiators - it pulls them apart at high speed and can mash them in a fall
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