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Vstroom big tank

does anyone ever saw a DL1000 with a bigger tank than stock, the bike seems great but for Africa the tank maybe a bit small.
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Strom tank

I am keen to see what replies you get as this is something I am interested in too!

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Hey Hendi,

Haven't come across a bigger tank, even over at the vstrom sites and as you probably know they have a pretty broad selection with almost every farkle under the sun. If you are headed down the east coast, I rode a DL1000 Cairo to Capetown and the bike range is more than enough for almost all sections. Even though I carried a plastic fuel container the whole time it was only really used in northern Sudan from Wadi Halfa to Dongola. The other area additional fuel was very necessary was northern Kenya, but we went the Lake Turkhana route which is very sparse for people and fuel, the standard route through Moyale and Isiolo will have actual fuel stations but not sure of the distance between them. A ten dollar, five liter fuel can would be my recommendation. Cheers
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yeah I haven't seen anything

I just carry a 10 liter plastic jerry

would love a bigger tank on the thou.
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does anyone ever saw a DL1000 with a bigger tank than stock, the bike seems great but for Africa the tank maybe a bit small.
detail,s are here .. just click on the link,s .http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...nge-tank-36914
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Dl1000 bigger gas tank

I remember seeing the post but as much as the fuel cell seems great it does take a lot of room on the bike and had more weight very high on the motorcycle, when leaving for a RTW ,room on the bike is essential so I was trying to see if they had built a bigger tank .I am surprised than no one build a bigger one, maybe the Stroom is not yet recognise for a RTW.
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