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post #1 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Smaller Gas Tank,Where are they?

I know this flies in the face of conventional KLR thought,,,,,,but,,,I want to put a smaller gas tank on the KLR to lighten up the top heavyness when gas tank is filled. So its a bit easier to throw around,,,,if you know what I mean. Maybe a 5 or 4 gallon tank,,instead of the stock one. And if I do any long trips,,,I can always put the stock one back on. Its easy to do,,,,,so any clues????????
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Don't fill it up all the way?

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Don't fill it up all the way?
I gotta agree.. I've never seen a request for a smaller tank, but a smaller one will only weigh a pound or two at the most, less than the stock tank..

Maybe the KLR250 tank would be smaller and fit?? Dunno, but not filling would eliminate the weight and, in true KLR fashion, be FREE!!
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Yep, three votes for not filling it up all the way. You don't want to be changing tanks. And the KLR would feel inadequate. It has enough feelings of inadequacy as it is. I mean, my mother was never...wait, we were talking about bikes. Don't fill it up all the way.




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make it 4 votes
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Don't fill it up all the way?
Yes,,,I do that often,,but I thought that maybe there might be a bit smaller tank out there that may go on,,,would like to get a plastic tank if possible. The other thing I'd like to get rid of is that "point" at the bottom of the tank,,,so that you could get to the engine bay easier,,,change plug,,,valve work,,,ect. So my inquiry is about two things,,really. But yes to your suggestion ,,,that does work. I could probably mount any tank,,,with some minor mods,,fuel runs,,vent hoses. I should look maybe at a KLR 250 tank and see how thats shaped, I havent seen too many KLR 250's around these parts, but with the web,,,you can find anything.Thanks again.
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Yep, three votes for not filling it up all the way. You don't want to be changing tanks. And the KLR would feel inadequate. It has enough feelings of inadequacy as it is. I mean, my mother was never...wait, we were talking about bikes. Don't fill it up all the way.
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You could just put a whole bunch of ping-pong balls in the tank, which would prevent it from filling all the way up. All that plastic couldn't hurt the carb....

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You could just put a whole bunch of ping-pong balls in the tank, which would prevent it from filling all the way up. All that plastic couldn't hurt the carb....

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