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February 24th, 2006, 03:55 AM   #1
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I was wondering how practical the under the seat aux. fuel tank is and if it will fit on an 06. I am looking to increase fuel capacity but it seems even in this high tech age its impossible to get a hi capacity fuel tank for a berg. Seems ridiculous to me when you can easily find every known gadget for a stupid honda 50 but dont expect a large tank for a real bike. sorry for editorial. Any of you had experience with aux. tanks, I would appreciate your imput
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Re: Aux. fuel tank

I know of 1 person that has run one in an 04 650- less than impressed with amount of effort to fit it and the fill/empty scenario.

Today, in the mail I recieved my new 06 Force catalogue.
I can buy Husaberg jackets, leathers, backpacks, hats etc etc etc.
The one item I would purchase - a larger capacity fuel tank is conspicuous by its absence.

In fact I believe that Husaberg no longer offer the underseat tank ? or am I wrong on this ?.

There are probaly those who utilise them in a trail/recreational riding enviroment and are satisfied with them, but in a race enviroment where fuel use is an issue ie desert racing a larger main tank would be far more desirable.

Just my opinion. Counts for nothing.
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Re: Aux. fuel tank

i am not keen on the aux fuel tank and aware of the poor fuel range .
so i got a large backpack , then bought a 10 litre fuel container . i put 6 liters of fuel in the container and off i went , at 1st you notice the weight , but it gets lighter as you fill up the tank .

it is not the solution , its awkward and with the weight up so high it doesn't feel good . but when i go deep into the australian bush at least i know i am going to make it back .

if a long range tank was available i would get one .
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Re: Aux. fuel tank

I have 2 of the aux. tanks, used on my 00 501 and my 04 550. I trail ride in the California desert mostly, and have an honest 100 mile range with them.

No they are not for racing, if you have to refuel them during the race. You have to remove the seat and an additional fuel cap, takes too much time in a race.

I do like the fact the extra weight is further back on the bike, and very low down.

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Re: Aux. fuel tank

There is a option from Nomadtanks.com.au

they have several sizes that mount on the rear fender , it uses a t-fitting you can always plug and remove is you are not using.

it seems there are alot more berg's in Australia using this product.

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Originally Posted by JoeUSA
I have 2 of the aux. tanks, used on my 00 501 and my 04 550. I trail ride in the California desert mostly, and have an honest 100 mile range with them.

No they are not for racing, if you have to refuel them during the race. You have to remove the seat and an additional fuel cap, takes too much time in a race.

I do like the fact the extra weight is further back on the bike, and very low down.

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Joe,

I just ordered the aux. tank for my '03... I was planning on re-locating the rectifier and mounting it under the tank??? Is that what's common for those model years? If not where is another place to re-locate it?
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Re: Aux. fuel tank

I just installed one last week. There was a bit of shove 'n' pull involved with the tank fitting but it did work. I mounted the ignition module right above the battery, that worked out really well. I'll spend some time today photo documenting the installation. I think it's pretty clean. I rode about 400 miles in Mexico last weekend and I got 30+ miles on the extra tank and managed 90 miles between stops with about 3 or so liters of fuel left. Stay tuned for more info...

Bottom line, since there are no large tanks available and carrying fuel on your back sucks, this is the best game in town.
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Re: Aux. fuel tank

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I have 2 of the aux. tanks, used on my 00 501 and my 04 550. I trail ride in the California desert mostly, and have an honest 100 mile range with them.

No they are not for racing, if you have to refuel them during the race. You have to remove the seat and an additional fuel cap, takes too much time in a race.

I do like the fact the extra weight is further back on the bike, and very low down.

Joe
Joe,

I just ordered the aux. tank for my '03... I was planning on re-locating the rectifier and mounting it under the tank??? Is that what's common for those model years? If not where is another place to re-locate it?
Kzoo,

On my 00, the rectifier/regulator is mounted on the side of the battery box, where it gets cooled by the passing air. It is also grounded to the Battery and the bike frame. I haven't seen an 03 in that detail, and the online 03 Owners Manual photos are very poor.

Installing the Aux. tank on the 00 did not require moving any of the 00 electrical system.

If the 03 rectifier/regulator is mounted like the 00. Why would you want to move it?

Installing the Aux. tank on 04 -06 models causes you to have to move the Ignition Module because it is on a bracket in the way of the Aux. tank on those year Bergs.

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I have 2 of the aux. tanks, used on my 00 501 and my 04 550. I trail ride in the California desert mostly, and have an honest 100 mile range with them.

No they are not for racing, if you have to refuel them during the race. You have to remove the seat and an additional fuel cap, takes too much time in a race.

I do like the fact the extra weight is further back on the bike, and very low down.

Joe
Joe,

I just ordered the aux. tank for my '03... I was planning on re-locating the rectifier and mounting it under the tank??? Is that what's common for those model years? If not where is another place to re-locate it?
Kzoo,

On my 00, the rectifier/regulator is mounted on the side of the battery box, where it gets cooled by the passing air. It is also grounded to the Battery and the bike frame. I haven't seen an 03 in that detail, and the online 03 Owners Manual photos are very poor.

Installing the Aux. tank on the 00 did not require moving any of the 00 electrical system.

If the 03 rectifier/regulator is mounted like the 00. Why would you want to move it?

Installing the Aux. tank on 04 -06 models causes you to have to move the Ignition Module because it is on a bracket in the way of the Aux. tank on those year Bergs.

Regards,

Joe
On my '03 the rectifier is mouted on the mudguard behind the shock. It was like that when I bought it...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/whyz/DSC01093.jpg
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Re: Aux. fuel tank

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I have 2 of the aux. tanks, used on my 00 501 and my 04 550. I trail ride in the California desert mostly, and have an honest 100 mile range with them.

No they are not for racing, if you have to refuel them during the race. You have to remove the seat and an additional fuel cap, takes too much time in a race.

I do like the fact the extra weight is further back on the bike, and very low down.

Joe
Joe,

I just ordered the aux. tank for my '03... I was planning on re-locating the rectifier and mounting it under the tank??? Is that what's common for those model years? If not where is another place to re-locate it?
Kzoo,

On my 00, the rectifier/regulator is mounted on the side of the battery box, where it gets cooled by the passing air. It is also grounded to the Battery and the bike frame. I haven't seen an 03 in that detail, and the online 03 Owners Manual photos are very poor.

Installing the Aux. tank on the 00 did not require moving any of the 00 electrical system.

If the 03 rectifier/regulator is mounted like the 00. Why would you want to move it?

Installing the Aux. tank on 04 -06 models causes you to have to move the Ignition Module because it is on a bracket in the way of the Aux. tank on those year Bergs.

Regards,

Joe
On my '03 the rectifier is mounted on the mudguard behind the shock. It was like that when I bought it...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/whyz/DSC01093.jpg
In that case, you can mount it anywhere you want, as long as its on plastic so it is not grounded to the bike frame.

You might wait until you have the Aux. tank installed, then you will know how much room you have. There is quit a lot of space available on top of the Aux. tank, under the seat, maybe you can put it there if you cut the top off of the vent valve they provide, or on the front side of the partial mud guard that comes with the tank.

Let me know how you make out!

Joe
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