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    If you are doing the TAT, do yourself a favor and buy some peace of mind by going with a big XT350 tank. The extra fuel will make the trip more enjoyable because you'll have the confidence to take your time, take the detours, explore a little more, and just not worry if you'll have the fuel to spare. Save the Rotopack for more important things like water. Removing the fear of running out of gas will make the trip less stressful - and according to my cousin (who did it on a CBR650 - yes, a sports bike - she IS the crazy one in the family), there are enough spots of deep sand and rough roads and seemingly infinite desert stretches that having one less thing to worry about is worth the investment.

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    So on our Moab trip on the way home we did the Notom rd to Burr trail. We started at Torrey outside of Capital Reef NP. After going down Notom rd to the Waterpocket Fold and Burr trail and up the switch backs and down that beautiful canyon to Bolder we went up Bolder mt back to Torrey Utah. Elevation was from 4400 to 8700 ft. Our bikes with 55t back sprokets and fat jetting were hitting reserve at 67- 73 miles. Total mileage for the trip was 146 we could have gotten gas at Boulder but knew we had enough to get back. We carry 2-1.75 roto paks that can hold 2 gal 1 pak each. I figure we have a conservative 190+ mile range with those not counting a reserve. These figures were with one 10lb bag on top of my Roto pak. Speeds were 50% @25 mph and 50% 45-50 mph. Don't forget to consider weight and terrain in your range expectations. I reloaded the stock tanks twice. A big tank is nice but for most of our riding the stock tank works and the roto paks give piece of mind and range to go long.
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    Figure on about 70 miles per gallon to be safe. A Clarke XT 350 natural color tank holds 4 gallons so you should go around 280 miles on a full tank and you will be able to see how much gas is in the tank right through the natural color. All bets are off on the 70 MPGs if you are blasting hard or carrying a lot of extra weight.

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    I think I must have been running on fumes. I know I was a little worried by my OD reading. Thankfully we carry an extra 1.25gal. But I did make it to the gas station in Forks without having to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenhtr View Post
    I think I must have been running on fumes. I know I was a little worried by my OD reading. Thankfully we carry an extra 1.25gal. But I did make it to the gas station in Forks without having to use it.


    I have gotten just over 2 gallons in my tank and it wasn't out of gas dry. There was still a little bit left. A very little bit.
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    If carrying much bulky gear on the TAT be prepared to occasionally get much worse fuel mileage than on a typical day's excusion. By neccesity you may have to eat some serious headwinds, power sapping sand, or sustained high speed where aerodynamic drag can really suck up the fuel.
    Sounds like a good adventure irregardless of the total fuel on board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elime View Post
    I have gotten just over 2 gallons in my tank and it wasn't out of gas dry. There was still a little bit left. A very little bit.
    so poking that hole is almost equivalent to the stock reserve of .3g?

    i should get my hammer and punch out.
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    On two of our Moab rides one bike ran crappie after over filling two different tanks on two days. It took me two trips to figure it out. At high speed there was a miss untill the level went down. At lower speed it wasn't a problem. Maybe that hole breaks up a vacuum.

    Plus we had very high winds on that burr trail ride all day.
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    Are you doing the full TAT?
    I'd like to ride it myself. There are a few things I need to settle first, like moving. Then one day I'll have to call my wife from the trail letting her know I will be a month late for dinner and not to make a plate
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