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Old July 2nd, 2013   #1
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Can some kind soul point me at a good source for an off the shelf aux fuel tank.

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Off the shelf?

No such thing unless you mean a plastic fuel cell but, you still need to make a mounting bracket system.

Or, call Roy Fletcher at (206) 409-6048 and he can fabricate the whole thing for you.

Is this for an Iron Butt ride or Endurance rally?

Roy's aux tanks have passed IBA inspections.

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Thanks Joe, yes it would need to be IBA approved.
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IBA approval is only needed for the Iron Butt Rally.
The only restriction, if you want to call it that, for certification rides is you must document no more that 350 miles apart.
The 11.5 gallon total maximum capacity is for the IBR only and as we saw last weekend mounting of the cell is closely scrutinized as well.

Since most rallies conform to Team Strange rules it is always a good idea to build/mount to their specification.
http://www.teamstrange.com/uniform_rules.htm

http://www.ironbutt.com/tech/auxfuel.cfm
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Default Re: Aux Fuel Tank advice

Good point, Paul.

In addition, some other Endurance Rallies such as the Butt Lite, Northwest Passage, etc. requires aux tank inspections.

It is most likely that they will follow the IBR requirements. Team Strange Rally rules are used by many of the Endurance rallies (including mine) as they were very well written by an attorney. ;-)

Note (just in case one of you want to organize and Endurance rally and use these rules): To use Team Strange's rally rules, you must first get their permission and also display a statement giving them credit for the rules.

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IBA approval is only needed for the Iron Butt Rally.
The only restriction, if you want to call it that, for certification rides is you must document no more that 350 miles apart.
The 11.5 gallon total maximum capacity is for the IBR only and as we saw last weekend mounting of the cell is closely scrutinized as well.

Since most rallies conform to Team Strange rules it is always a good idea to build/mount to their specification.
http://www.teamstrange.com/uniform_rules.htm

http://www.ironbutt.com/tech/auxfuel.cfm
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Default Re: Aux Fuel Tank advice

I already have an aux tank, but I am reconsidering the mounting system and may have Roy build me a new rack.

On the ST, the difficulty with an off the shelf is two fold- the capacity and the mounting.
With such a large stock tank, most off-the-shelf units take you over the IBA capacity limits. Second, the mounting system back to the frame needs to be devised for any tank.

On the plus side, an IBA capacity aux tank for the ST is relatively small and therefore light, gravity plumbing into the stock lower tank is easy.
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