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Old Dec 15th, 2007, 3:27 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Long Range Fuel Tank

In Oz it's a long way between nowhere, but there are mountains to be travelled.
Rule #1. Don't ruin the asthetics!!!!!

I would like a 2 into 1 exhaust with the muffler in the original position on the right hand side. I like Zards Top Gun.

In place of the left muffler I would like a duplicate (dummy) muffler that could be used in several different ways.

A. As a fuel tank extender that is connected to the main tank with feed and vent hoses etc. This could be a plumbers nightmare .

B. As a seperate reserve tank with its own auxillary pump to top up the main tank when needed. The filler neck might look ugly and out of sync with the real muffler .

C. As a complete fuel can in its own right with quick detachable mounts, and a screw off end cap that doubles as a funnel. The design is in my head . Can someone get it out? Hey, when ya run out ya gunna stop anyway, so 3 minutes to add 3 liters is gunna getchya outa twubble .

D. As an empty can that could hold anything you want including a cylinder of fuel for those slightly longer trips.

Is anybody with me on this one? Be creative guys, tell the manufacturers what we want and we just might get it. Tell 'em nuffin and guess watchya get?

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Old Dec 15th, 2007, 3:45 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting idea Ghezzi. Not sure about the spare fuel tank because as you said a plumbers nightmare but the empty can with a false end that removes might not be a bad idea. You could store whatever you want in it then.
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Old Dec 15th, 2007, 4:27 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Someone in another thread on a different site I think recommended those fuel cannisters that hikers use for naptha gas. Here is a link to such a cannister from a Toronto store. Never tried it but I would think three or four of the 1 litre units could get you out of trouble. I'm getting about 20 Km per litre so it should give some room to spare.

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444262 1171&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302696497&bmUID= 1197757357380
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Old Dec 15th, 2007, 5:12 pm   #4 (permalink)
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great idea...especially looking at how much fuel capacity and other storage capacity the HM seems to not have.
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Old Dec 15th, 2007, 5:21 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Just an idea mind you.....but didn't Chris Kelly manufacture a larger capacity fuel tank for the MH-900E bike ? I believe it added about 100 miles of range. Maybe he is doing another for the Hypermotard.
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Old Dec 16th, 2007, 12:30 am   #6 (permalink)
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I can't remember for sure but somewhere I saw someone took a spare exhaust can and mounted it too look like dual exhausts on an ATV. The second can was hollowed out and the end cap was removeable. I would think this could be done on the HM. Use a 2 into 1 exhaust but leave the second can hollowed out for storage. Unless you knew what it was you couldn't tell a difference from dual exhaust.
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Old Dec 16th, 2007, 3:44 am   #7 (permalink)
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Just an idea mind you.....but didn't Chris Kelly manufacture a larger capacity fuel tank for the MH-900E bike ? I believe it added about 100 miles of range. Maybe he is doing another for the Hypermotard.
he gets those rotomolded. it would be interesting to see what the cost of the tooling would be. and to see where additional tank capacity could be put. It's tempting to get a rear bag and put a gas can into it.

Maybe next weekend I can pop the cat eliminator on.....
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Old Dec 16th, 2007, 3:56 am   #8 (permalink)
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I think it was Two-Brothers idea years ago.
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Old Dec 16th, 2007, 8:04 am   #9 (permalink)
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Yep, that's what I was talking about.
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Old Dec 16th, 2007, 5:54 pm   #10 (permalink)
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I think it was Two-Brothers idea years ago.
i saw this product highlighted (pun intended) in drug smugglers monthly a few years back
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