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    1999 R1100GS Fuel Tank

    What metal is the fuel tank on a 1999 R1100GS made of?

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    steel, not sure what grade
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    May I ask why?

    Jon
    with an extra Mandarin Orange tank

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    Looking for magnetic tankbag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkCloud View Post
    May I ask why?

    Jon
    with an extra Mandarin Orange tank
    Considering a radical addition to the tank to make it hold more fuel. Tired of stopping all the time.

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    The 1100 and 1150 tank are the same on the outside,but there is something different in the innards. The 1150 lets you use a gallon more. There might bean article on advrider to tell you how to modify your tank to get the extra gallon out of the tank. Jon

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    Tank

    I had a German Heinrick 9 1/2 gallon on my R100. It was very hard, if not impossible to get off the center stand when full. If you have a garage tip over, you'll never save it. Ask me how I know. It was great for open road. I could fill up in LA and go to Phoenix (365 miles) with out stopping for gas. I just stopped at rest stops instead. Pros vs. cons. Have fun.

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    If you had unlimited range, how often do you think you would stop for rest, pee, refreshment breaks ?
    '03 R1150R, '03 F650GS, '97DR200SE,'78 Honda CT-90, '77Honda CT-90

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acejones View Post
    If you had unlimited range, how often do you think you would stop for rest, pee, refreshment breaks ?
    When I had 400 or so mile range I still stopped every 180 miles or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    When I had 400 or so mile range I still stopped every 180 miles or so.
    That is exactly the point I am trying to make. One should stop fairly frequently for pee breaks, refreshment, and just for safety reasons.
    '03 R1150R, '03 F650GS, '97DR200SE,'78 Honda CT-90, '77Honda CT-90

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