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Realisticaly, don't think it will happen mate. You might have to look at racks and jerry cans or strapping a fuel bladder on if you want to do long distance between fills.
agree, that is very unlikely as it would completely change the aesthetics of the bike the OEM tank is aa big part of the charm of the bike.

You might want to consider also a Rotopax tank attached to a rack or ride rack. they work quite well
 

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Im my opinion depending of many bikes well be sold, the acerbis and ims company may produce larger tanks, like they do to off road bikes.


Lets, see if the scrambler will be a sailingh hit
With a pod filter instead of the air box, there's plenty of room under the tank to make it deeper. That single fuel injector throttle body makes this viable. I reckon you could modify the std tank by cutting out the underside and dropping it down.
That should get another 4 litres or so AND lower the CofG.
The pod filter would also mean the bike is better for off road in that it would be far easier to pull an oiled filter 'condom' over the pod so you could change that mid ride when it got dusted up. If you don't already use one of these; a hair net works really well.
 

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With a pod filter instead of the air box, there's plenty of room under the tank to make it deeper. That single fuel injector throttle body makes this viable. I reckon you could modify the std tank by cutting out the underside and dropping it down.
That should get another 4 litres or so AND lower the CofG.
The pod filter would also mean the bike is better for off road in that it would be far easier to pull an oiled filter 'condom' over the pod so you could change that mid ride when it got dusted up. If you don't already use one of these; a hair net works really well.
Agree, and another gallon (4L) would make a huge difference in range.
 

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agree, that is very unlikely as it would completely change the aesthetics of the bike the OEM tank is aa big part of the charm of the bike.

You might want to consider also a Rotopax tank attached to a rack or ride rack. they work quite well
I'd trade a little of the aesthetics for a bit bigger tank. It can be a long way between drinks out here. Need any racks I can get on for luggage.

(I know it's not designed to tour but can't afford to buy/insure too many bikes... Hoping to set this up as a bit of an all rounder.)

Hoping a bigger tank option, and a better console, will appear in due course...
 

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MJ, pretty much anywhere in Australia once you get out of the cities, the further west you go the further apart they get.

PureEntropy, I reckon it will set up nicely as an allrounder, you will just have to be patient and wait for the aftermarket stuff to become available or start knocking stuff up yourself.
 

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where are you going to travel it you need such long range? In EU there's a gas station every 20-40km;)

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That's a valid point in some places but here in New Zealand there are some places where you can travel around 200km and not find fuel. If you were in those areas and had already used half a tank; you'd be in trouble.

If you're riding with mates on tourers who have bigger tanks, they will soon become pretty bored with having to stop for you to fuel up constantly (depending on speed).

Off road that's even more important. Here, for serious adventure riding, you need to be able to get around 250km from a tank. If the bike is in a low gear; that might be a stretch for the 13.5 litre tank.

However, I don't see any need here for those 30-45 litre tanks. That's a styling excercise more than it is a practical addition. Adding another 2-4 litres should be plenty.
 

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As others have said, I doubt there will be larger tanks.
Here's what you can get to give yourself some more range.
30oz. MSR bottle for emergency 10 mile short range extra fuel.
1 gallon Rotoplax for an extra 40-50 miles.
3 gallon Tour Tank for an extra 120 mile range.
Hth and good luck.
 

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One of you guys must be a photoshop wiz with time on your hands waiting for the bikes to hit the shops in the US. Can someone take a whack at what a 5 gal tank could look like? I'm guessing you could make it a little wider forward of the knees and maybe a bit taller without killing the look. I agree that a "Paris-Dakar" treatment would look silly. If the Classic is as nice as it should be I'd like to buy it for around town and camping trips so a bit more range would be really helpful. I've looked online at folks who have made carbon fiber tanks and while it would be non-trivia to make one, it seems doable with time and patience. I might take it on as a winter project but a good aftermarket model would be better.
 

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You would need knee cut-outs if you went wider, so it could only be wider at the front. It would probably be easiest to start fresh, and extend it deeper too. I don't think you'd get more than another 2-3 liters before it started looking ridiculous
 

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OK looks like you made some good points on 5 gal and style. I truly hope you get your Scrambler soon if you haven't gotten it already. I like your photoshop skills but you need to clear your head with some fun miles. That Adventure version is too much. Maybe once you have ridden a bit more, you can work up something nicer:) There is a solution here somewhere.
 

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You have to understand that I'm not an ADV rider. I'm a guy who goes to coffee shops on nice days and I live in a state where there's a town within 10 miles of anywhere. I love leaving bikes alone and the smaller the tank, the lighter the weight. I hate the burden of fairings, saddle bags, etc... So I might not be the right person to be photoshopping anything haha. :)

The BMW tank is probably as narrow as the OEM though, so adding height is probably where the answer lies. Those outlandish Clarke tanks with 12 gallon fuel capacity are definitely not my thing.

If I can get 100 miles between fill-ups my needs and wants are met. I've ridden out in the southwest USA and 150 miles seems to be the minimum amount of distance you can go on one tank though.

I'm waiting to see what Ducati Scrambler culture turns into as time goes by. Whether people end up using them more for simple city jaunts or if people start to try using them to cross the country with lots of additional gear.

My thoughts on needing big gas tanks and something to cover rough terrain would point me towards simpler bikes with better ground clearance. XL650, DR650, F650, and *gags a bit* KLR650 :)

What do you guys have in mind for photoshops though? Just a bigger OEM tank? Or something fancy like a Heinrich tank?
 

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I know a workshop in my city which makes petrol tanks for all popular retro bikes and ships internationally on eBay.

Here's a sample from that shop's eBay account for the 'pre-heritage' Scrambler. Those interested can mail them directly.

If you need my help ping me here and I'll see what I can do.

 
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