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View Poll Results: Which size gas tank do you prefer?
2.1 gallon Peanut tank 67 13.84%
3.3 gallon King tank 199 41.12%
4.5 gallon tank 196 40.50%
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The 4.5 looks really sweet, IMO

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The 4.5 looks really sweet, IMO
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I like the mileage with the larger tank I have, but I've never come to terms with the looks of it. After running it on the old XLX for a couple years, I put the original 2.25 tank and original seat back on it this past weekend. I can get over 100 miles out of the small tank, so for now, I think I'll leave it on. I really like the looks better this way, and if I decide to take a longer trip on it, switching the seat and tank back is relatively easy.


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