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    Quote Originally Posted by shiftline View Post
    Excellent tutorial, the hockey pucks work perfectly.



    When you put the seat back on did it still hook under at the front or does it just float there now?


    Thank you shiftline!



    My seat hook under at the front with the bracket. Darnold87 told me he was able to hook it lower, just like with the stock tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peraevum View Post
    Anyone ridden their Clarke XT225 tank from full to reserve to empty yet? Just curious about the estimated miles you guys are getting out of each full tank. I'm at about 80 miles on my tank and it looks like there's still quite a bit of fuel in there. It will be interesting to compare how much more the Clarke XT225 tanks get vs. the Clarke TW200 tanks.


    I rode it to reserve once and there was 135 miles on the clock.



    Today I did a little bit more miles before fuelling without having to switch to reserve.



    My average mpg is about 60.



    I hope it helps

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    Thanks, Guitarman. I'll look out for that. Interesting that n2o2diver in the main Clarke Tank Group Buy thread is seeing 150 miles before reserve on a Clarke TW200 tank. I know every person is going to have a different mpg pattern though. Just want to get a good estimate of how much of the fuel at the bottom of the tank is stuck because of the angle of the tank to the petcock.







    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarman View Post
    I rode it to reserve once and there was 135 miles on the clock.



    Today I did a little bit more miles before fuelling without having to switch to reserve.



    My average mpg is about 60.



    I hope it helps

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    Quick question about petcock clearance. Does this look correct? Seems to stick out quite a bit, and frame closeness will require a pretty tight bend to reach carb inlet. Heading to auto store for some fuel hose since my previous pre-carb filter won't fit. On a seperate note, I used Danwray's idea of running another hose off the petcock w/a clunk at the end to keep it in the deeper part of the tank.





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    I'm sorry for the delay bikerjosh, I didn't receive the notification for your new post.



    It looks correct to me! mine is just like that. Yes the bend is a bit tight but I did not experience any issue in about 3500 miles of on and off road yet. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarman View Post
    10. Cut your side covers so they fit and compliment your new installation (I used tin snip). Drill two small holes, one on each covers, where they meet the frame and zip tie them in place so they won't fly while cruising on the highway (thank you lzrdbrth for the suggestion, I just red your post this morning about your experience)









    11. Install your stock petcock. It will fit, but it's a tight fit.







    12. Put your seat back on and take care to slip the tab under your new bracket









    Voila! You can now enjoy your ride again without having to fuel four times a day ;-)



    If you want your installation to be perfect, you will need handlebar risers or your stock bar will hit the tank at full turn.



    I insist on risers because I first installed a Protaper ATV High bar and had the same problem, the base of the bars (where it bolt to the triple tree) would hit the tank. I was lucky I had some risers on another bike that I could use. Problem solved.



    I will try the setup as it is now and see if I like it. The bar sit pretty high and I'm a bit worried about the cables I had to reroute. They seem ok but I'll definitely keep a good eye on them in search of any premature wear. There is no binding as I call tell, but they are surely tighter than they were before.



    I'll keep you updated on that.



    ;-)
    is this a stock xt225 tank or a 4.1 g one from clarke. thanks

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    That's a plastic Clarke tank.
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    Hey look over in general discussion im designing a sub cell worth around 2.75 - 3 gallons fits under the seat works well with your stock1.5 or 1.2whatever it is factory saddle tank look for thread by machine sub Cell for tw 200 would like everybody on the forums input on on this concept because I'm working on it as we speak will have pictures in a few days

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