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View Poll Results: Which size gas tank do you prefer?
2.1 gallon Peanut tank 78 14.39%
3.3 gallon King tank 216 39.85%
4.5 gallon tank 225 41.51%
Aftermarket alternative (please post details) 23 4.24%
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Old 26th February 2021
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I'm happy with my 3.3 tank.
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I'm happy with my 3.3 tank.
The 100-mile Stretch is OK with me - I can squeeze it to 125 when I really need to, but the 100-mile Stretch seems to work fine to get off the bike, walk a bit for 5-minutes and go back to riding. I can see where it might be a bother on long-distance trips.

The only time it bothers me is when I'm in the mountains and get above 90-miles... Then it becomes critical to think where the next stop will be.

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My 3.3 hangs on the wall. I bought a 4.5, rattle canned it hammertone dark grey and I don't worry about my magnetic tank bag scratching it. It looks good on my black 05 883. It's a pretty tank, a bit like a superglide.
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On my 09 883L I have replaced the stock 3.3 gallon tank with the larger one from a 1200C (or maybe an 883 custom). I like the extra capacity BUT the real reason was for more painting real estate - lol. I also lifted it and replaced the front mounts with some better custom integrated ones that look way better.
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I've gotten too used to the 6 gal fat bobs I installed... when reaching the ~240 mile mark I get a little annoyed that I'll soon have to to stop and refuel again.
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The peanut tanks seem to be larger now days. They will hold around $12 worth of gasoline. Couple of years ago they only held about $6 worth.
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