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I've had mine since they first came out last year. You'll love it.
 

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For a few dollars more for hardware and an hour of work you can have a 4 gallon tank on a TW. The additional 1.3 gallons over the 2.7 gallon TW tank is well worth it.
 

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I'm sure you enjoy your Clarke, 4.1-gallon fuel tank; I certainly love mine! Averaging 85 mpg, My Zongshen 200GY-2 motorcycle has a range of 350 miles with the Clarke, XT225 fuel tank.








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Yours was the only XT225 Clarke conversion I could find before I ordered mine, I studied your install with great interest.



Mine has been on most of the summer and has worked great, the only issue I have is the left side of the tank rests on the valve cover. Spaced it up but it likes to settle there. Does yours do that? So far the heat hasn't caused any problems.
 

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Yours was the only XT225 Clarke conversion I could find before I ordered mine, I studied your install with great interest.



Mine has been on most of the summer and has worked great, the only issue I have is the left side of the tank rests on the valve cover. Spaced it up but it likes to settle there. Does yours do that? So far the heat hasn't caused any problems.
I'm glad my installation helped you; thank you for letting me know.
My 4.1-gallon fuel tank has been installed since November, 2009, and it has proven to be very durable, turning my Zong into a great little adventure bike.








As the Clarke tank ages, it expands, and the weight of the fuel can cause the rear of the tank to bow inward a bit.
Therefore, it's important wrap some foam around the bike's frame under the tank's rear support. If necessary, you an bolster this foam with one, or several, 1-inch wide strips of mud flap. I employed this method, using some pieces of mud flap from a diesel tractor, and the foam supplied with my Clarke fuel tank. I attached the additional support to the bike's frame using zip ties.
If you like, I can take a few photographs after the winter weather departs Idaho.




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That's a good idea, thanks. Some pictures would be great when you have time.



Agree it's a useful conversion, having the big tank is very relaxing!



 

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That's a good idea, thanks. Some pictures would be great when you have time.



Agree it's a useful conversion, having the big tank is very relaxing!
You did a superb job; the 4.1-gallon tank looks great on your bike!
Your saddle seems to conform very well to the Clarke tank. Did you cut the plastic base of your saddle?




Indeed, it is very comforting to have the extra fuel on board.
I can go 240 miles to reserve, and still have 1.3-gallons remaining in the tank!
With a range of 350 miles, I can really take long trips, and head far out into the "boonies."








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A bit of cutting. The ribs on the bottom were not enough, had to pull a few staples and cut into the side of the pan. No big deal:



 

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A bit of cutting. The ribs on the bottom were not enough, had to pull a few staples and cut into the side of the pan. No big deal.
Indeed, a few cuts in the saddle is a small price to pay for the extra fuel capacity!
I also think the Clarke, XT225 fuel tank looks great on our bikes.




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