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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-24-2017, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Bigger Tank?

I've been looking at this bike and enjoyed my test ride. The low endurance a concern so I would want a bigger fuel tank.
I live in a big country, less than 300km range means that I would have to use a jerry can just to get to the next servo. Has anyone replaced the fuel tank with something with more than 11 Litres? I couldn't find many options to change the bike- which struck me as strange given the marketing seems to be about "make it personal".
I currently ride a Virago 250 with a 15L tank and often get 500km on a tank
In the same vein, I like big windshields - Has anyone fitted a big shield yet?
- to be clear this is for the 500 (The only one offered in Australia)
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I've been looking at this bike and enjoyed my test ride. The low endurance a concern so I would want a bigger fuel tank.
I live in a big country, less than 300km range means that I would have to use a jerry can just to get to the next servo. Has anyone replaced the fuel tank with something with more than 11 Litres? I couldn't find many options to change the bike- which struck me as strange given the marketing seems to be about "make it personal".
I currently ride a Virago 250 with a 15L tank and often get 500km on a tank
In the same vein, I like big windshields - Has anyone fitted a big shield yet?
- to be clear this is for the 500 (The only one offered in Australia)
Dude What Part of Oz you from? My 500 is loving the long country roads and Im getting 400+km to a tank. If I recall about the only trip I might need a jerry can for would be crossing the Nullarbor.
All that taken into consideration the petrol stop is a good chance to get ya bum off that dang hard seat.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-24-2017, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. 400km is plenty.
I'm a Perth boy - down south the servoes are pretty good, but as soon as you head north or inland - they can be a problem
400km makes me very happy - I must have made a mistake translating from American into numbers
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I don't think they had the gas tank in mind with the whole "make it your own"
More in terms of styling/looks, and not so much practically.

But with a 20 liters tank in your backpack you should cover more than enough, no?
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Making a bike personal doesnt normally include just mass market items. You could very easily fit a plethora of tanks on the bike. Or take it to a shop to get a custom one made.
The whole make it yours it based on the fact the made the bike very easy for custom work to be done to it.
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Making a bike personal doesnt normally include just mass market items. You could very easily fit a plethora of tanks on the bike. Or take it to a shop to get a custom one made.
The whole make it yours it based on the fact the made the bike very easy for custom work to be done to it.
Way to kill the mood here, dude... lol
Sure, nothings impossible, but as modding goes, in general, the gas tank usually stays the same for most.
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400+km to a tank? That's an epic amount? Wow. That's going to need converted fuel performance to be what, over 100mpg at least? Good to know.
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400km is 248 miles, which would need to average over 80mpg... not likely.

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I'm averaging 69-72 mpg with a Rebel 300...does the 500 really get that much better gas mileage!?
I'm filling up after 130 miles (209 km) just because my gauge is down to one bar by then.
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400km is 248 miles, which would need to average over 80mpg... not likely.

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It's only got a 11.2ltr tank. I think that's around 2.5 gallon? Maybe even less. So would need to be returning at least 100mpg for that range. If that's what it's doing I'll be impressed.
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