83 xl600r - compatible with XR tank?

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  • natefalls

Posted November 23, 2005 - 06:32 PM


I might be acquiring a low-mileage XL600r in a couple days, but only if I can replace the sad little gas tank it comes with. I'd like to not have to fill up every 75 miles or so, thanks.

So is it possible to use a tank from the same era XR, or does someone actually make a replacement tank? I've done a lot of googling, and I can't seem to find anyone who makes a large tank for the XL-R.

Also, has anyone here fabricated/modded a desert tank? How hard/reliable is it to plastic weld polyethylene?

  • knuklehead

Posted November 23, 2005 - 07:15 PM


If any one will have it,it will be clarke

  • XL600Rguy

Posted November 24, 2005 - 02:20 PM


http://www.clarkemfg...y_Code=honda xr

This is the only replacement tank I ever found specifically for an XL600R. I too would be interested in knowing whether other larger replacement tanks would fit on the Honda XL600R as the stock tank does not allow one to go very far.

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  • Shawn_Mc

Posted November 25, 2005 - 02:29 PM


I had that exact bike and with the stock tank it would go 130 miles before you hit reserve. The stock tank is larger than you think.


Posted November 25, 2005 - 06:22 PM


3.2 Gal Stock Tank X 40-45 Mpg = 127 Miles.

  • natefalls

Posted November 26, 2005 - 10:43 AM


I guess I'm just spoiled. My SV does better than 210 miles before it goes dry, and I like road trips.

You know what would be kind of cool, though? A rear universal auxiliary tank like Acerbis makes, only with a rear rack integrated. Bolt it to the back fender and you gain 1.6 gallons -and- something to strap things to. Think anyone would be interested? I have some friends who are pretty good at fabricating stuff.

  • Atlasrider

Posted November 30, 2005 - 03:59 PM


I had that exact bike and I put a Clarke on it. Fit perfect and I think it was a 3.6 gal. maybe?

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