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Twice this year I got to a petrol station on a prayer, with only fumes in the tank. On one occassion I rolled into the 'road to the isles' station at Fort William with 165 miles on the trip meter. I'm thinking about fitting a bigger tank.

I've had a look at Norman Hyde's big alloy tank, but £822 is too steep, especially bare and unpainted. I wonder how much the finished article, actually bolted on your bike like the one in the picture would be: Hyde big tank

So, has anyone bolted a different tank to their Bonnie to increase the range? Or has Norman got the market cornered?
 

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Johnyc,

By the way how much gas did you put in your tank on that occasion if you remember.

I'm curious because I don't think we can access the full 16.5 liters that Triumph claims our tanks hold.

Thanks
 

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JMV,

Thanks for the link, but that's more of a Thruxton race tank. I want something the same length as standard but more 'bulbous' to tour with a passenger.

Wenzel,

No idea how much fluid goes in there, I just fill it up to the cork asap after 120 miles. I keep meaning to put a gallon can in the tailpack and run the b*gger completely dry just to know for sure, but 165 was cutting it fine.
 

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johny-I think you're doing ok with the mileage on your Scrambler. My T100 has 4.5 gallons and it gets around 160 on the highway. I don't see the advantage of a bigger tank unless it gets you 7 gal. Miss the Tiger? That's the problem when bikes are too fun and too comfortable: you ride them all day!
 
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