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Tank options for scrambler/bonneville

g'day all
I know Norman Hyde do a larger tank for the modern classic triumphs, but $$$$$$$

The 2008/09 EFI models also have an improved tank capacity slightly (and hence have stick on only badges instead of screw on, but that doean't phase me)

Ultimately the best range i've seen on my scrambler is 250km's, that was on good roads, laoded up, constantly humming along around 100kph. This would be worse on stop start roads of course or off road

Ideally i would like to be able to get 300km's on a tank (with a sniff in reserve)

Yes i know i can carry a jerry can, or stop more often etc etc, but lets explore tank options, or any advice if people have it

thanks in advance
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Good Luck Mate,

I've been looking for four years and so far the options discounted are:

Normal Hyde one at £800 - No way. I'll live with Jerry cans and have the £770 spare!
Have a section welded in and petsealed for £300 - Not happy with how weight is carried and how good seal would be.
Hand made tank at £500 - Don't like Aluminium.
Enfield tanks made in India - Don't fit the frame is too narrow
Classic Triumph tanks - dito.
Rear mounted auxulliaries - the flow set up doesn't like a T-piece, but this could probably be cured using adapters to get bigger pipe on.

If anyone else has a good idea I too would be interested.

Andy
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Cheers Andy,
you confirmed my suspicions on teh enfiled or older bonnie tanks
Best option so far for a small increase seems to be one of teh EFI tanks, but the price isn't worth it for the capacity change.

Auxillary tanks or jerry cans it is, trying ot avoid fibreglass or plastic tanks for now.
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My eventual solution was an auxilliary tank. Details are here:

https://sites.google.com/site/threew...d-improvements

Andy
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