21 liter tank - special for forum members

sam2019

Well travelled
We have recently been graced two slightly dented tanks by our local dealership. We got these tanks for free and will pass on the savings.
Both are 21 liters now, one is a carburator model, the other for the EFI version. I guess the carb version is only usable for Aussies and Kiwies.
Because they get cut up, welded, blasted and repainted in the process of enlarging it matters not the few dents because they will be fully removed in the process.
So far they have not been painted so color preferences of the prospective buyers will be fully considered.
Delivery time will be in the range of 2 weeks (yes painting is a slow process like everything here).
The price is reduced by 150 US$ down to 320 US$. Shipping and other expenses for possible options apply as shown here:


I will keep this offer exclusive to members of this forum up to the 1st of March at which time if not taken it will go to fb and the wider public.

Please PM me if interested.
 

sam2019

Well travelled
I cant believe nobody is interested. This is the one most useful upgrades to that bike IMO. Anyway, day after tomorrow it goes on the REH list in fb with I think approx. 30.000 members so do not expect it to be available much later after that.
 
Last edited:

Wintrup

Well travelled
Location
Cumbria UK
I'll speak for myself. The Himalayan will give me a range of around 250 miles (400 klm) on a tank of fuel and that's plenty for everywhere I ride. After 200 miles in the saddle I'm ready for a rest and a coffee anyway, so the range is spot on. If I was traveling RTW, then that's another matter and I might be interested--though being rather poor I'd probably just get a 5 litre fuel can. Also I like the lines and size of the OEM tank and the pannier racks just as they are.
 

sam2019

Well travelled
Actually, the Himalayan's fuel consumption is extremely dependent on driving habits. If you go any length on a highway or a good road at 100 kmh it will go up to 4.5l/100 and if you max it out at 115/120kmh it goes up to 5l/100. If you drive at elevation beyond 2500m it also goes up quite a bit. If you stay in the 60-80 kmh range only then can you hope for 3.5l/100 which will allow 400 km range.
But that is virtually on the last drop. I for one do not like to go without reserve.
However, you are right if you stay in regions with reliable distribution of fuel stations that is no problem and yes, I also do break after 2h. Only where I drive mostly there often arn't any gas stations then :)

the tank per owners manual has 14.5l capacity but I have had tanks with only 14.2.
there seems to be some fluctuation in the production which I dont really understand. But it meshes with the fact that also the material varies. some tanks are much lighter than others.
 

sam2019

Well travelled
The bs4 EFI tank was sold long ago but we just now got a new one in which is not yet prepared and which we will not prepare unless a confirmed order comes in. So if you plan t get one the US$ 150 reduction is still there for this one piece. PM me to discuss timing issues if you are interested, it will take bit longer to make due to the corona issues.
 

sam2019

Well travelled
The BS4/EFI 21l tank is welded ready but needs paint. Anyone interested: we can deliver shortly after lockdown ends on 3rd of May. Lets discuss color details.
 

TN_twowheeladdict

Well travelled
Location
Tennessee
I think it is cool that you all are offering options for those that need / want them.

All of my riding on the Himalayan is 55 mph or slower, and I have not ridden further than 160 miles in a day on this bike since I am constantly stopping for photo opportunities when riding it. I always put my bikes away with a full tank of fuel, so even if I were commuting to work on it I wouldn't need more range.

I have other bikes for high speed riding. :)
 
Top Bottom