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I know now why Goldwings have so many miles on them, they are so much fun to ride!!! I would like to extend the range of my 83 Aspencade. Does anyone have any ideas about putting a fuel cell in the side bags. I would like to get about 300 miles before filling up.
 

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Hi jcs,

I have not tried it with my Goldwing but I did add an additional tank to my older Silverwing a few years back. I mounted it on the rear accesory rack (where the trunk would go) and just tee'd it into the primary fuel line with a seperate petcock to turn it on and off. I also did a simular conversion with a trike that I built (VW) using the motorcycle tank as a reserve tank and an 11 gallon aluminum tank for the main. I used an electric solinoid type valve on it so it would be easier to change from the handlebars just by flipping a switch. I don't see any problems with using the saddlebags to hold tanks, other than possible balancing the weights evenly. The Goldwing uses a fuel pump to get fuel to the tank so it should not matter the height. Good luck with your project.

Blessings,

-Mark
 

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The only problem with saddlebags might be their weight-carrying capacity.
 

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How far can you go before your rear is screaming numb? What about the safety issue - in an accident wouldn't it be vulnerable to leaking, burning maybe exploding? The original tank is securely fastened inside the frame for a reason. I know I sound like an old school marm - good luck and safe riding

Mike
 

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I am worried about fire also, that is why I would need a fuel cell. Supposedly they will seal if punctured. A couple of gallon in each side should do the trick and not be too heavy.
 

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On the open road and running the speed limit, you can get dang near 200 miles before you need fuel. That is about 3 to 4 hours, depending on the speed limit. After that long, I am ready to stretch my legs, get a cold one and pay a visit the trone. I could not imagine going further without stopping.
 
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