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    I hear that Leo, I'm on a road trip, my RS aux tank is topped off, just don't forget to turn it off.

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    My only "thought" here, is your carrying around all that extra weight, all the time..../worse fuel mileage, cause of added weight

    I've had my R/smith now for two seasons and never needed extra fuel, nor even came close to an emergency where I needed fuel NOW! (and I ride quite a bit/approx 100 miles daily)

    plus won't that extra fuel get old from sitting in tank all the time??

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    On my R/S conversion I opted for the aux tank, not sure it was worth the investment, but that's what I did. Works for me when I'm on a road trip, but then how often do I do a road trip to justify the aux tank? Far as fuel sitting in the aux tank over time, I don't let that happen, I run it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    My only "thought" here, is your carrying around all that extra weight, all the time..../worse fuel mileage, cause of added weight

    Ronnie
    I don't know about that i lost 30+ pounds and i don't notice any better mileage....

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    Good one Rhino, I can tell no difference in mpg with or without the aux tank empty full or empty......I do do notice it rides a bit smoother with the aux tank topped off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    Good one Rhino, I can tell no difference in mpg with or without the aux tank empty full or empty......I do do notice it rides a bit smoother with the aux tank topped off.
    My Slingshot tank is 10+ gals....And the tank is low on the back when I'm at one gal to fumes it gets lite back there and i can feel it [Bouncy]....So when i fill it right to the top, As soon as i pull out of the gas station the rear wheel/shock feels 'For lack of better words ;

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLindenberg View Post
    Looking for recommendations on a do-it-yourself auxiliary fuel tank install. Anybody bought it and install it themselves? Pros and Cons.....
    I finished installing the auxiliary fuel tank today and it took about 15 hours (just me). The only instructions was the complete trike kit install directions. If you attempt this make sure you have mechanical skills because the instructions leave a bunch of stuff out.

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    I've never come close to running out

    … I get down near 1/2 tank, I know to get gas before long. I count on 180 miles at least from a tank. 100-140 miles in … and I'm ready for a stop … and usually, "Wife Unit" is ready too. No need for extra gas that I have ever seen, besides, that's 40-50 pounds (tank, fuel, hardware) I don't have to haul all the time (which you do with an extra tank).

    If I ever do think I'll need more, I can carry it in gallon jugs.
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    Well said Pilot, if I had it to do over, I would not get the aux fuel tank. I find I rarely use it and the initial cost is not justified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    Well said Pilot, if I had it to do over, I would not get the aux fuel tank. I find I rarely use it and the initial cost is not justified.
    I have been riding my trike for two season now, and ride usually, approx 100+ miles a day, (with retired riding friends)and never even came close to running out of fuel, I alway fill up, before my ride, and never had any "close calls", when i feel like I'm 50 miles before running out of fuel, I'll stop and RE-fill....If I ever rode with a person that got pissed, because I stop for fuel, you can Be sure that, would be the last ride I'd take with that person......I feel like I just saved myself a few hundred dollars by NOT purchasing an extra tank...

    Don't waste your money, unless your planning on riding, so far out in boonies, that filling stations are fifty (plus) miles apart..........

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