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Old September 7th, 2016, 05:40 AM   #11
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Add the side case mounts to Roto Tanks and safely carry at least two more gallons.

Link: RotopaX 1-Gallon Gasoline fuel pack | TwistedThrottle.com

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Old September 7th, 2016, 07:20 AM   #12
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OK, for those of you that desire to make an adventure bike, capable of covering great distances and carry your belongings here is what you can do:

1) Make a bracket for a RotoPax.com 2 gallon fuel container using the three side case support bolts. One on each side of the bike.

Link: RotopaX 2 Gallon Gasoline

2) Add one of the Giant Loop Saddlebag system bags to haul your stuff. The bag will be held out by the gas container protecting it from the exhaust and suspension movement.

Link: https://giantloopmoto.com/product-ca...lebag-systems/

Cost effective way to double your fuel and bring your stuff.

Much easier than trying to design a replacement Ducati fuel tank.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 05:06 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info RSL, I have come across a couple of the options you've posted in the last couple days. I was cleaning garage and took a pause for a chug of my beer, while staring at my Hyper, I noticed the large gap under the passenger portion of the seat and the tire hugging fender. I cut up some cardboard and formed a kind of battery box with the bent up ends over the luggage support bolts. A one gallon tank fits in it but not tightly as it is cardboard, I am going to my friends shop to use his sheet metal brake this weekend and try it with aluminum. I'll post a photo if it works. thanks again for the suggestions, I looked up the roto tanks and came up on several who used the rear center shelf as the base for the roto tanks also saw some with tanks mounted on the sides like saddle bags.
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Old September 14th, 2016, 09:33 PM   #14
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Today I went on a ride and found out how far I can go with the fuel light on, I planned out my route with gas stops in mind. the first gas stop was closed for the season (at least that's what it looked like), so I figured from my planning that I could make it to the second gas stop. The second gas stop was also closed, the first one was in the mountains, the second gas stop was in the desert. At this point 123 miles on the clock, GPS showed next stop 43 miles. I ran out of fuel on a desert highway 9 miles from gas stop, clock showing 166.9,,,,,Dang! I was fortunate that a couple of hunters returning from a morning out at a ranch saw me pushing my bike in direction of gas stop, they pulled up and said they were riders and knew what it's like, we put the Hyper onto their truck and they gave me a lift to the next station. Looks like I have to plan better, carry extra gas, or maybe a larger capacity fuel tank will be developed, an extra gallon and a half would make it perfect.
Wow, 166.9? Never had the nerve to fully test it, so thanks for sharing. I can squeeze up to 125 miles before the light comes on if traveling long distance. So, up to 60 miles on top of that, then. I'll budget for 50 and avoid pushing the bike, but great to know.

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Old September 15th, 2016, 06:27 AM   #15
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i think 240km is my longest witout refuelling.... donīt think about going above that....
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Old September 15th, 2016, 09:26 AM   #16
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There was a company making larger capacity tanks for the 1st gen Hypermotards for a while... it fit in the stock location, it was just more molded into and around any available space within the frame.

6.4 gallons. Quite the increase, if I recall it effectively doubled the capacity on the old model... I almost bought one then got the newer HS instead.

Perhaps we could bug them about making one for the newer model...

https://ca-cycleworks.com/hm69-5641

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Old September 15th, 2016, 09:29 AM   #17
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OK, for those of you that desire to make an adventure bike, capable of covering great distances and carry your belongings here is what you can do:

1) Sell your Ducati

2) Buy a BMW
Sorry I had to...
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Old September 17th, 2016, 08:35 PM   #18
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So I went on a ride 240 miles, 120 each way. I took it easy on the throttle, and got 113 miles before the reserve light came on, first time since i've had it, it has always gone on between 95-100. with tank topped off I feel I can make 170 keeping to the speed limit, and 150 is safe with maybe enjoying the thrills of the throttles upper limits at least some of the trip. The BMW's that are similar to Hypers are too big for me, and I already like my Hyper too much to consider another. Once I settle on an extra fuel option, range won't be a problem. I will post what I'm working on when finished. I did check in with cacycle, Chris Kelly said there is nothing in the works currently.
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Old September 18th, 2016, 07:07 AM   #19
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If a molded tank was enlarged to replace the fairings - and maybe a bit of creativity ie: total bike size wouldn't change but the tank expanded to fairing size and fairings removed - I'll bet a gallon or two could be added. 1 gallon puts you near 200 miles - not bad.
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Old September 18th, 2016, 07:16 AM   #20
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OK, for those of you that desire to make an adventure bike, capable of covering great distances and carry your belongings here is what you can do:

1) Sell your Ducati

2) Buy a BMW

Sorry I had to...
Well - you could also buy a Honda, a Suzuki, a whatever. It won't be as much fun as this machine.

BMWs seem all about isolation of the rider from the road - having tested one it seems true, hearing riders discuss in glowing terms how they feel nothing, makes me feel this is the goal.

This is a complex machine (desmo, high compression etc) and pretty rare, wouldn't want to be caught out in Bolivia. If I was going to RTW I'd go Honda - probably RR cb500x.

For the US and mostly roads with some dirt - just rode the Golden road in Maine - fully loaded - don't ask - it does the trick with gusto.
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