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I picked up a newer sporty tank at a swap this past weekend to try to cut up and narrow for my first time but am trying to come up with a way to run it and still have a capacity of over 60 miles. I was thinking about making mounts for a second tank somewhere on the bike so I could add or remove it when need be. I remember seeing one that Charlie the nomad had on his bike for the long road a while back and was wondering if any of you had done this? And if so pictures would be appreciated! Thanks guys, Ben
 

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My buddy Gator built a genny shovel last winter with a really small set of axed OG pan or knuckle tanks. For extra capactity he made his own king and queen seat that doubled as a second fuel tank. He had a filler cap up towards that top and it was all done really well. I haven't got any pictures of it, but it was in Show Class issue #3 if that helps.
 

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My buddy Gator built a genny shovel last winter with a really small set of axed OG pan or knuckle tanks. For extra capactity he made his own king and queen seat that doubled as a second fuel tank. He had a filler cap up towards that top and it was all done really well. I haven't got any pictures of it, but it was in Show Class issue #3 if that helps.
I'd definitely like to see a picture of this. Couldnt find one online.
 

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I think most people just use fuel bottles (camping fuel style), and just carry them in their saddlebags or whatever. There is a thread on here about that... I did see a really nice king/queen seat with a fuel tank in the backrest on flea-bay a couple years ago, dude was asking for a second mortgage. I have also seen a couple round style oil tanks turned into remote fuel tanks at swap meets.
 

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Those pics are sweet Zeeman! That's kinda what i had in mind only about half the size, think I'll try to attach something to my sissy bar
 

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It's a whole hell of a lot easier & cleaner to just carry an MSR fuel bottle in a saddlebag.:)
It just seems contradictory and counterproductive to be fabbing up an itty-bitty fuel tank...and then cluttering up the bike with a scuba tank-looking cannister bolted to the sissy bar or built-in as part of a bulky K&Q seat. :p
It's either a short-range barhopper or a serious road bike --- you can't have it both ways.
 

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I am not known for being a genius but---- perhaps mounting a 5 gallon fuel tank on the frame directly over the engine, I have seen this work pretty good on some bikes :)
 
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