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meilaushi

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22 Liter tank...
« on: September 07, 2008, 07:15:57 PM »
Hi Kevin & guys & gals at CMW...
In the tech section, CHarte mentions a fellow in India that is making 22 Liter tanks...  And someone else in the same thread mentioned that Watsonian Square advertised 20 Liter tanks for Enfields.  I wonder if it's possible for you folks to offer larger tanks that can replace the standard smaller tank (I only get about 150miles on mine before it goes on reserve.  It'd be very nice to have a tank that would let a fellow go at least 200 (or more).

Is it possible you might be able to line up such things at a reasonable price some time? Curious Iron Butt minds would like to know. ;)
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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 12:51:16 AM »
I'd be interested, too. It could give me a 600+  mile range on the diesel engine... biodiesel stations are still hard to find...

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 01:46:48 AM »
I love the idea of a larger fuel tank.  I have often wished someone would make one that holds 22-24L.  I would probably buy it immediately.  It would have to, at least look like it belonged on the bike.  You know, like it was a factory option or something.

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 03:25:21 AM »
I bought my seat from these folk.  They have the said tank.

http://royalmotorcycle.com/petrol_tanks.asp
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geoffbaker

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 02:44:50 PM »
I bought my seat from these folk.  They have the said tank.

http://royalmotorcycle.com/petrol_tanks.asp

thanks Gary!

I've put in an enquiry as to whether they have the 22L tank in military green. I'll report back wth price.

BTW what seat did you buy and how much? I'd love to get the old solo style in leather.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2008, 03:02:02 PM by geoffbaker »

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 06:32:56 PM »
They took them  a day or 2 to get back to me when I ordered initially. But fter that things went well.

Check this thread

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,2465.msg24580.html#msg24580

Cost me $198.00 including shipping for both.  The seat has held up well and is very comfortable, wife likes the pillion also.  One thing is the front connection on the saddle is not sprung but uses 2 metal bars.  I would suggest painting the metal bits with RustOleum as they have a little surface rust in spots now that I have been driving in the rain.


edit... messed that up...
« Last Edit: October 16, 2008, 06:38:05 PM by Gary-FL »
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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008, 07:40:52 PM »
They took them  a day or 2 to get back to me when I ordered initially. But fter that things went well.

Check this thread

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,2465.msg24580.html#msg24580

Cost me $198.00 including shipping for both.  The seat has held up well and is very comfortable, wife likes the pillion also.  One thing is the front connection on the saddle is not sprung but uses 2 metal bars.  I would suggest painting the metal bits with RustOleum as they have a little surface rust in spots now that I have been driving in the rain.


Darn. Wish i'd seen it earlier. I ended up bying the Lycette seat which is essentially the same but in whatever plastic naugahyde cover... I wanted leather.

Oh well, when it gets worn enough I'll have someone recover it in leather.

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2008, 08:13:19 PM »
I'm another who would like to see a larger tank  ('07 Classic Green).  I've safley made it to 200 miles without reserve a couple of times, but usually fill up after 150 just in case.  I could do a whole week's commute with a 24 litre tank - should be able to do 350 miles without worry...

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2008, 09:20:24 PM »
BTW Gary-FL... great looking bike.

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2008, 11:36:53 PM »
Thanks,  gonna put it in the shop next week and fix the leaks..  Love my Enfield....
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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2008, 03:11:20 PM »
The suspense is killing me,  di you find out the price of the 22 litre tank?
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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2008, 03:21:29 PM »
The suspense is killing me,  di you find out the price of the 22 litre tank?

Killing me too. I've emailed twice - no response. Could be my spam filters are in the way...

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2008, 04:09:52 PM »
Email?

I used this page to ask for a price.. 

http://royalmotorcycle.com/enquiry.asp

Once they responded and we discussed things they sent me a link to an ordering and payment page.

My credit card company put a hold on the payment and called me,  they flagged the rupees  transaction as possible fraud.  Had I been to Dehli lately?
« Last Edit: October 25, 2008, 04:13:25 PM by Gary-FL »
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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2008, 05:10:33 PM »
Email?

I used this page to ask for a price.. 

http://royalmotorcycle.com/enquiry.asp

Once they responded and we discussed things they sent me a link to an ordering and payment page.

My credit card company put a hold on the payment and called me,  they flagged the rupees  transaction as possible fraud.  Had I been to Dehli lately?

I used their enquiry form first and when they did not respond to that I emailed to [email protected] which is what they list as their email address. I've added all @royalmotorcycle.com addresses to my Safe Sender list so any reply should get through...

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2008, 07:59:26 PM »
Got an email from Ashish with a price quote for butterfly crash bars.

They sell em for $30 US.. :)

Shipping cost come in at an additional $120 though...   :o


Guess CMW has my business..  lol
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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2008, 08:18:26 PM »
hmmm...

Ashish finally wrote back apologizing for the delay. he offers a 22L tank for the military version for $225... INCLUDING shipping...

yowza... have to start saving now!

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2008, 08:52:31 PM »
Your biodiesel will be rancid before you can empty it!
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geoffbaker

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2008, 09:43:14 PM »
Your biodiesel will be rancid before you can empty it!

Yep... but imagine getting 700 miles to a tank!

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2008, 01:47:16 AM »
I do about 130mi a week, commuting.  So, I'd need to go by months or seasons.

"Yes,... let me remember... I filled up in the spring, then at the end of summer, and then in the fall, just before Christmas..."
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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2008, 02:25:20 AM »
I do about 130mi a week, commuting.  So, I'd need to go by months or seasons.

"Yes,... let me remember... I filled up in the spring, then at the end of summer, and then in the fall, just before Christmas..."

"and with gas at $50 a gallon.... I'd better cut out some of my joyriding... let me do the math... nope, I can still ride ALL I want to" :D

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Re: 22 Liter tank...
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2009, 11:53:18 AM »
Want a 24 litre tank? Try http://royaleparts.com/index.php     
They are based in melbourne australia, selling genuine and aftermarket royal enfield parts. From what i see, all of their stuff comes from india. Recently bought a megaphone muffler from them for my bullet, very happy, nice sound  :). From what i see of the tank, it comes in huge range of colours....... as long as you like black  :D. I'll be getting one in next few months, will see how i go, think it's styled to fit classic bullet, mines the electra. Might be prohibitively costly for you guys over there to buy from here, maybe cmw could enquire where these guys source them and add them to their accessories  :)
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