Just wondering how one would get the fuel gauge to work properly if one modded the tank or fitted a different wan ?
Is it really worth the hassle ? After all, filling up only takes a few minutes.
I don't need my fuel gauge to work, I use the bike 95% of the time for commuting so I know I need to fill up every x days. If I were using it for a different purpose, and would be traveling further than the 220 miles or so at which I get a little twitchy for fuel, I would just fill up every however many miles approximately.
Filling up does only take a few minutes, but the cheapest petrol station by some margin on my way in to work doesn't open until 7am, which makes getting to my desk for 8 a little tight in the winter when traffic gets quite busy on the A2. Also taking off your gloves gets seriously boring in the winter months or even in summer when your hands are all sweaty. Not a big deal for some people I get that, but for me it is a proven deal breaker as I've not ridden my vfr1200 in months because I have to fill up every other day with it.
Problem with some of these fuel tanks is they're great for the purpose they've been designed for but I imagine if I parked for work with one of them on the back, either the whole thing would be gone by the time I got back, or someone would have at least stolen the fuel. Top box also has to remain on :/ not so keen on bolting anything to the side of the top box, as that then tends to nudge vans if filtering through really tight stuff.
Did reach out to a few fabricators of custom motorcycles etc to see if the fuel tank extension is something they'd entertain and I've got back a very honest answer so far that it actually makes the bike unstable at speed and it is expensive to do. I wonder if you could get away with doing something like it on an S10 based on the fact it's already very heavy, as that would effectively make it a reliable GSA.