Detachable extra fuel tank, 5-Litre

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Not pretty but on longer explorations essential, I'm wandering the back roads of Yorkshire and the Dales, and all the small service-stations are either shut, or turned into a hand car wash. three quarters through every trip the 'low fuel' warning comes on, didn't fancy carrying fuel in a back pack, so trialling one of these off a Chinese website, took a while to arrive and carriage was a big proportion of the price, but quality is fine
 

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Decided it looked awful, so switched it to the rear handle, much easier and looks better too
 

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Did wonder whether it would make the bike feel top-heavy, but if anything it felt steadier, no obvious effect on handling but a slightly meatier feel with 3.7 kilograms plus the plastic tank's own mass, that high. I got it serviced a few weeks ago, dealer loaned a Yamaha XSR, disliked the bike (soggy suspension) despite lovely power unit, but the Yam is 189 kilos and the extra 39 over my Svart made her much steadier on the motorway near trucks buffeting. Reason for changing tank location was the looks, plus easier to make the carbon sheet clamping plates.
 

Vintage Veloce

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Sounds good. I'm just wary after having some trouble with a top box I mounted on an FZ1. That definitely had some negatives on the handling. But different bikes react differently and your weight isn't much behind the rear axle. So, cool!
 

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Another mount option would be the left side passenger footpeg mount. That will balance the exhaust on the right side for appearance. I would not be concerned about the weight up high. 3 kgs could be a few books in a backpack.
 

Hobbery

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OK. That thing is such a good idea for longer rides. I love it.
 

Peter

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Not pretty but on longer explorations essential, I'm wandering the back roads of Yorkshire and the Dales, and all the small service-stations are either shut, or turned into a hand car wash. three quarters through every trip the 'low fuel' warning comes on, didn't fancy carrying fuel in a back pack, so trialling one of these off a Chinese website, took a while to arrive and carriage was a big proportion of the price, but quality is fine
BRILLIANT! Looks very clean and almost made for the Svart. Thanks for sharing.
 
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