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    Spare gas storage and carry question ?

    I have a few Trail 90's and parts for more on hand. Among all of this are 2 really nice factory spare gas containers that mount under the cargo rack on the side opposite the exhaust, as well as 3 complete mounting brackets. I'm thinking about fabricating a bracket to hang below my cycle rack on the left side also opposite the exhaust that will allow permanent location of a tank bracket . I have played around and tried fitting one of the brackets in slightly different locations and think I can place a permanent bracket in close to the rear fender plastic which would allow the width of the rear rack to pretty well protect it in the even of a tip over.

    Has anyone ever went this route when attempting to carry extra gas?

    Thoughts, or suggestions ?

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    It has been done before. I always loved those little gas tanks...
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    Good plan since they are small enough to tuck in nicely. Stock gas tank limits the TW's range just too much.
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    Is this the tank you're talking about? I'd never seen one but your post made me google it. That thing looks cool. Would love to see your pics when you're done.


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    Yes, I have two of those honda spare tanks in really nice shape on the outside with no dents at all and totaly rust free inside... one is on a 84 CT110 and one on a 72 CT 90... Along with those I have a spare bracket in very nice shape and my plan is to mount that bracket below my cycle rack similar to the way it's mounted ( but perhaps deeper under the rack, yet clearing the plastic fender, for better protection as a Cycle Rack is about 6" wider than that found on the Honda's ) and move a tank from a honda to it when needed for the Tdub.

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    The only problem with gas on the back or anything for that matter is it affects the handling probably more than you would think. On perfect bike geometry the front to rear weight ratio is best the closer to 50/50 you can get it. I don't know what the TW is yet, have to get mine on a scale. When ever you load the rear rack with a bunch of lbs, it lightens the front causing under steer and possible slide outs on turns. you HAVE to carry stuff on the back but gas in the tank is the best place for it. That's my story and I am sticking with it!
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