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post #21 of 96 (permalink) Old 03-21-2007, 02:55 AM
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Darn, that looks pretty cool. I wonder if it increases the fire/explosion risk in the event of an accident? On a really long trip, I'm not sure I would want to sacrifice the storage space.

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Darn, that looks pretty cool. I wonder if it increases the fire/explosion risk in the event of an accident? On a really long trip, I'm not sure I would want to sacrifice the storage space.

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Consider the fact that BMW engineered this to be carried in the moving vehicle. It will be sit in the most protected area right above the gas tank. Its gotta be stronger than the plastic gas tank. Also consider that in WW2, British had to steal German Jerrycan technology.

Try it and if you don't like it use it for something else. I don't know about you but I hate looking for gas station during tour. I just want to enjoy it. I can control the extra luggage space but I can't always control the gas stations especially the closed one.

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Nadam, this is an excellent idea. Do you happen to know if this reserve tank is standard on BMW's, or an optional purchase. I did notice that the one on ebay fits a host of different Bimmer's.

Have you tried any thing else in the past?

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Nadam, this is an excellent idea.
- Thanks and I'm glad.

Do you happen to know if this reserve tank is standard on BMW's, or an optional purchase.
- This is an optional purchase item.

I did notice that the one on ebay fits a host of different Bimmer's.
- It will work with any standard 15 inch rim.

Have you tried any thing else in the past?
- No. Past 20 years my LD mount always has 300+ mile range. Kawasaki Concours, Honnda ST1100 ST1300, BMW R1100RT, R1150RT, K1200LT. I bought the AN650 only for the commuting and realized that it can be a fantastic LD mount. With this fuel cell it truly became one. I don't know about other LD junkies but my 1st priority for the LD mount is the 300+ mile range. AN650 would be my first sub 1000 cc LD mount.

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In answer to the hazard question - it has to be safer than keeping a pressurised container of hairspray or anti-perspirant under the seat in your luggage...

Temps can get pretty high in the seat box and I have seen over the years various fire accidents caused by canisters combusting - usually by being left in the bottom of the pannier right above the exhaust. Whoooosh! :P

The huge advantage of the BMW container is that it is purpose-designed and MUST meet fire retardant and pressure-resistance stipulated in Type Approval regulations for sale in Germany and the rest of the EU.

Knowing the Germans they probably run them over with Tiger tanks and bomb them from the air with Stukas before they issue the safety ticket...

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Knowing the Germans they probably run them over with Tiger tanks and bomb them from the air with Stukas before they issue the safety ticket...
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Long time no see snave. Now, I can get daily snave fix.

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Nadam......

I hate to say it but getting off the bike every 150 miles or so is a treat. Lets you stretch your legs, etc. which is usually needed. Giving up the luggage space for 130 miles of extra fuel wouldn't be my choice.

If I had to I'd carry some fuel in a spare fuel bottle from one of the camping stores with a tightly sealed lid...and enjoy the stops for fuel!

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Nadam, would you post the model number? My local BMW dealer has never heard of the reserve tank.

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The description on the box is "Fuel Canister for 15 inch spare wheel". You might want to print the picture and bring it to the dealer.

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Thanks, will do. The dealer seemed limited in how to search for such an item.

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