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    Carrying extra fuel
    « on: 2020-03-19 10:08:52 »
    Anyone able to recommend a solution to carrying extra fuel for a planned trip to somewhere wild later this year. '16 1200RT. 10L would be good, maybe even more. Is it just strap a can to the passenger seat or are there better solutions out there? Is there a jerry can that fits nicely in a pannier? Or will that play around too much with the balance?

    And for the avoidance of doubt, I'm assuming that each 5L should be good for c.50 miles. Anyone disagree?


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      Re: Carrying extra fuel
      « Reply #1 on: 2020-03-19 11:14:24 »
      You should google "IBA extra fuel R1200RT" and you will find various solutions. IBA = Iron Butt Association
      John Bentall


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        Re: Carrying extra fuel
        « Reply #2 on: 2020-03-20 22:54:02 »

        If I do 240 miles from full it generally takes around 20 litres, unless I am racing down autobahns or going from traffic light to traffic light in town. 
        So, I would expect to get more like 60 miles from 5 litres of fuel.  50 miles is only 45mpg which is easy to better on an RT.
        Good luck with the extra fuel ! 
        My 4th R1200RT = 2016 (2017 MY) R1200RT LE