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    1.3 gal rotopack out back - less expensive than larger tank up front which is not needed most of the time and adds additional time (money) to mount / make it work. May balance bike better then 1-2 galls out back but only for a little while until they are emptied into the main tank. My nod for spare tanks / rotopack: Can use on the quads (or other toys) too.
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    On this same topic, can anyone confirm if the capacity includes reserve or if there's 7L 'main', and then another 1.7L reserve? Or is it a 7L tank with a 6.3L 'main' and a 1.7L reserve.....?

    Fuel tank capacity:
    7.0L (1.85 US gal) (1.54 imp. gal)

    Fuel reserve amount:
    1.7L (0.45 US gal) (0.37 imp. gal)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCFishguy View Post
    On this same topic, can anyone confirm if the capacity includes reserve or if there's 7L 'main', and then another 1.7L reserve? Or is it a 7L tank with a 6.3L 'main' and a 1.7L reserve.....?

    Fuel tank capacity:
    7.0L (1.85 US gal) (1.54 imp. gal)

    Fuel reserve amount:
    1.7L (0.45 US gal) (0.37 imp. gal)
    1.85 is the total the tank will hold when filled to the top. When you get to the reserve you have just under a half gallon left in the tank. How far you can go until you run out completely is a matter of how hard you are running and a lot of things can affect the end results such as being on flat ground. Even when the bike runs completely out of fuel there probably is still a little left that can't be accessed by the petcock tube. You can possibly tip the bike to the left so any remaining fuel flows over to the side where the pick up tubes on the petcock can siphon it to the carb.

    My experience has been fairly steady with the fuel. I set the trip meter to zero when I fill the tank and right around the 80 mile mark I usually had to switch to the reserve. At that point I was pretty sure I had about 25 miles left to find a gas station or re fuel. I never actually ran it dry so this is just my experience and not to be depended on. Some here say they average around 75 miles per gallon when the bike is running well and not pushed very hard. Your best way to know your bike would be to carry an extra half gallon externally and run it until you need the reserve marking the mileage and then run it on reserve until you run dry and mark that mileage. From there you will have to make a judgement call depending if you are running easy on flat ground and pavement or in rough trails which will eat fuel quicker. I always considered right around 100 miles on the trip meter and it is time to get fuel.

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