New 8.5L gas tank to replace rear seat - Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum
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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-31-2019, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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New 8.5L gas tank to replace rear seat

Nomad Fuel Tanks have released a new 8.5L tank for the AT that replaces the rear seat. It enables you to quickly replace the seat with a tank then put the seat back on when you don't want the extra range, there are three bolts to undo to swap out the tank and two quick break fuel line connectors. All seems to work very well.
https://www.nomadtanks.com.au/produc...12-8-5-litres/
With the RR rear carrier I have installed I could have packed it up in height slightly to clear the new tank or trimmed the edge where they meet, I trimmed the edge. I used to run a 6L Acerbis tank on the rear carrier and a 5L fuel bladder, this new setup should cover me most of the time and will only need to break out the bladder on longer sections.
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For someone like me who never carries a pillion, that's an ingenious item. Also for the rider who goes way out into the great yonder! That's nearly half a tank for the standard Africa Twin! Thanks for sharing SkipD!

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Nomad Fuel Tanks have released a new 8.5L tank for the AT that replaces the rear seat. It enables you to quickly replace the seat with a tank then put the seat back on when you don't want the extra range, there are three bolts to undo to swap out the tank and two quick break fuel line connectors. All seems to work very well.
https://www.nomadtanks.com.au/produc...12-8-5-litres/
With the RR rear carrier I have installed I could have packed it up in height slightly to clear the new tank or trimmed the edge where they meet, I trimmed the edge. I used to run a 6L Acerbis tank on the rear carrier and a 5L fuel bladder, this new setup should cover me most of the time and will only need to break out the bladder on longer sections.
How does your wife like that extra gas tank?
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How does your wife like that extra gas tank?
She is fine with it, if she wants to come along it just means that I put her seat back on and she has to hold the Nomad tank, no problem.
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Great idea and will suit some riders for sure.
As an alternative, you could fit a Camel tank which adds 7ltrs (It says 6.5ltrs in the information but I have physically added 7ltrs when refilling) and keep the rear seat free for your partner or luggage. Or add both and never look back

https://camel-adv.com/collections/ho...rf1000l-ct-atr
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I like Camel products but his tank does not fit with my racks and luggage. The Nomad tank does provide a very good luggage area.
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I like Camel products but his tank does not fit with my racks and luggage.
And if you're interested in going rackless, the Nomad would appear to make more sense than the Camel.

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For someone like me who never carries a pillion, that's an ingenious item.
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Also for the rider who goes way out into the great yonder! That's nearly half a tank for the standard Africa Twin!
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Thanks for sharing SkipD!
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