Any issues with Powercell tank?

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WornSprocket
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Any issues with Powercell tank?

Post by WornSprocket » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:07 am

I'm looking for a bit more tank capacity, after doing a bit of research the Powercell option seems to come out better than Safari for comfort, weight distribution etc.

Before I commit, does anyone have any feedback about the Powercell?

Good, bad? Any issues I should know about?

I know some people report slight swelling with high ethanol fuels - anything to be concerned about?

Andygbsmith
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Re: Any issues with Powercell tank?

Post by Andygbsmith » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:51 pm

Have you pulled the trigger and bought one?
Been looking at them myself.

WornSprocket
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Re: Any issues with Powercell tank?

Post by WornSprocket » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:06 pm

Not yet. There are a few reports of fuels with high ethanol content causing the tanks to swell, which is putting me off.

I don't need a huge extra capacity, just a little bit more will do. I'm hoping to use my SE to do sections of the French/Spanish/Portugese TET and just want slightly longer legs for the bike. My next plan is to look at going to a single exhaust can and then fitting a Rottweiler Endurocell rear tank. A shame though, I like the twin Akras.

Andygbsmith
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Re: Any issues with Powercell tank?

Post by Andygbsmith » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:45 pm

I have fitted a rotti 2-1 system. So freed up the room for a aux tank
We are planning to use the bike in South America so a bigger tank is still on my list.

Power Slider
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Re: Any issues with Powercell tank?

Post by Power Slider » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:53 am

https://rotopax.com/gasflask125g.html

WornSprocket:

This is an option. Fastway makes a clean rear rack you can mount it on, or you could attach it to your back (sounds odd but it works great). Then you're not looking at changing out tanks and changes associated with. I like it most because it's not "permanent." Just ask yourself how many times you DON'T need the extra fuel and largess of a big tank. It's been a good solution for me when I anticipate needing a little more drink for the machine. And I can use it on other machines. Just an option. Good luck, mate!

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