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Old August 28th, 2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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hyperstrada large capacity fuel tank

has anyone heard anything new on a large capacity fuel tank? I saw a previous thread where there was mention about enough interest to merit cacycle to produce one. I recently purchased a hyperstrada and really like it. even though I may make rest stops about when the fuel runs low (light on @100m,30m with light on so far), it would be a real advantage to have a longer range.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 04:09 PM   #2
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I can rely on 140 miles and can squeeze 150 miles. Isn't that enough for a supermoto design bike?
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Old August 28th, 2016, 05:31 PM   #3
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yes, the current range is enough for now, i am planning a 1K mile trip and would rather not make room for extra em fuel container. so far it looks like fuel stops are somewhere between 130-150 miles along planned route. I currently ride about 120 miles at a time driving from desert to San Diego, I already want to gas up less, would be good tp putt around town before gassing up to head back. At the rate that I am liking my hyper a larger capacity tank would make this bike best for me. Maybe a touring bike with longer range someone would say, but they are too big and you don't get that hypermoto side. Hyperstrada really does it for me, I just want to have the option of fueling less. Well, I'm sure the hyper is going to continue to win more people over.
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Old August 29th, 2016, 03:08 AM   #4
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When planning my long rides I add gas stops to the GPS files, primary and backup.
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Old September 4th, 2016, 08:20 PM   #5
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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.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 05:02 AM   #6
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Oh man. I did 162 miles yesterday and was starting to panic because there was no gas to be found. My trip fuel had been on for over 40 miles. I rarely go over 20 once the low fuel light comes on. I have thought about carrying one of those little fuel bottles with me on longer rides. The extra half gallon or so should be good for 20 miles.

Does the bike burn less fuel in low power mode (urban)?


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Old September 6th, 2016, 06:59 AM   #7
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I have had the light come on at less than 100 miles. 110MPH on long straights in bumfuck Nebraska will net you about 25 MPG. Fill up wherever you can.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 05:05 PM   #8
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I have not experimented with the other settings on rides, I've been running touring mode. Several people have posted the most mpg's are in the touring mode and easy on the throttle, it's not easy going slow but if it means making it to a gas stop. I actually did keep it between 55-60 last sunday after the second gas stop was closed. I have been looking into different fuel containers and there are many kinds to consider, we'll see what i choose. If anyone hears of a larger capacity tank for the Hyper, please pass it along, even crowd funding. Cacycles said it was possible but there was not enough interest, but the Hyper is such a good bike it's bound to win over enough fans, just a question of time. this is one of the best bikes I have owned/riden, you know your getting comfortable when your bike scrapes your boots in the turns.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 05:18 PM   #9
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Hey beef tits, I have gotten similar mpg's, but that has been when I "don't" ride between 1/110, then the most i can get with light on is around 120 miles out in desert against the wind. filled up with 3.9 gals that time. your right the light comes on around 96 miles-ish seemed llike it came on too soon that time, caught me by surprise and had I not looked down I would have had to push. I definitely would spend the money on a large tank if it was available.
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Adding a bigger gas tank to a dirt bike was easy and allowed us to make any bike into an adventure bike.

The Hyperstrada, with the under seat gas tank, would require adding a separate gas tank to supplement the volume. Something that would have to be done like the Iron Butt guys do with a box shaped tank on the tail. Ugly but effective.


Link: http://shops.hookit.com/acerbis/View...Tank/2430.aspx


Link: http://safaritanksusa.com/products_new.php


Link: http://adventuremotorcycle.com/gear/...-fuel-reserves

What's easier to do is to carry a couple camping fuel bottles. But that won't get you much farther.


Link: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/msr-3...le-fuel-bottle

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