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Going on a trip with a 410km (255 mile) stretch between gas stations. Hopefully this will do it!

3.7 liter (1 gallon) Rotopax, 7.6 liter (2 gallon) Giant Loop gas bag and a 2 liter (1/2 gallon) Touratech fuel canister in a 5.11 Tactical pouch.

Usually only need the 2 liter filled for emergencies and the Rotopax for more remote areas. The gas bag can be rolled up for all but the long stretches.

If this works, the Fury could do the Dalton or the Dempster if gravel isn't a concern! :concerned:

Think I'll continue to avoid gravel if possible though.
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I think you're good on fuel, but you may not have enough carabiners to make the journey ;)

Not sure I'd want to run the Dalton or Dempster on a Fury... aren't those major trucking routes used primarily in the winter?
Those roads have been featured on Ice Road Truckers and are usually run in the winter. Both can be done in summer provided there isn't too much rain to turn them into muck. I'm pretty sure the only reason the adventure touring crowd do them is so they can say they did. Very remote and fairly straight and boring. Apparently so is Route 40 in South America but that doesn't seem to matter as much as being able to check it off a bucket list. I guess if I had the time and money I would do the same. If I could, I would try it on the Fury just because people would say you couldn't and I'm stubborn that way!馃ぃ If Charlie Wiesel can do the Road of Bones in Siberia on a Harley chopper, someone should try this stuff on a Fury!!

After riding every state west of Texas from Mexico to Canada, I decided to go North and have made it to the start of the Dalton outside of Fairbanks, AK, the start of the Dempster in Dawson City, YK, Yellow Knife in the North West Territories, Fort Mackay in Alberta, La Roche and La Ronge in Saskatchewan, Flin Flon and Thompson in Manitoba and hope to cross Canada and do the Trans Labrador highway this summer.

As I approach the big 60, my window on these trips is getting smaller so I have to do them before I can't!
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goldwing ?
I prefer my Fury but ... for an inspirational read about Goldwing touring, check this out:
The Longest Ride: My Ten-Year 500,000 Mile Motorcycle Journey by Emilio Scotto
The Longest Ride: My Ten-Year 500,000 Mile Motorcycle Journey: Scotto, Emilio: 9780760346501: Amazon.com: Books
It that doesn't inspire you, nothing will!馃槷
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With that extra fuel you have another tank of fuel. On the highway I can get between 200 and 240 Kilometers before the fuel light comes on so if you take it easy and start with a full tank at the last fuel station you should make it. Of course there might be a few kilometers towards the end of that stretch where you question yourself if this was such a good idea...
Lately I question whether anything I do is a good idea!
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He obviously did not have a wife and kids otherwise the long ride might be 500 miles.
I think he found a good one! He knew her before he left, she waited for him and then joined him for the last couple of years and they are still married and living in California. Be hard pressed to find a woman like that today!:D
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YOU..SPUD...

ARE A WILDMAN ....

JUST LIKE I USED TO BE

GOOD LUCK ON THE RIDE..SNDPICS
Thanks!
BTW, I love the look of the black mounts for your ganz sissy bar! Did you get the mounts originally in black or paint them later?
Originally I ordered the mounts in black powder coat with the sissy bar and parts where the sissy inserts in chrome. I figured this would hide the mount on my black 2010 and highlight the chrome. When I bought the red 2017 which had more blacked out parts, I ordered the insert part in black powder coat to highlight the blacked out parts.

Either way the Ginz sissy bar just looks good regardless of the colors.
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I believe they came from Ginz that way.
I think Ginz was getting sick of me calling them explaining which parts I wanted chrome and which black! Apparently I couldn't just comply with the program and choose one color:ROFLMAO:
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What sissy bar are you running.
What sissy bar are you running
Ginz Hell Bent Bar Hopper 15" tall. If I did it again, I would order the Old School in the same height. The bend on the Hell Bent makes the strapping on of the case a little harder.
I like the look of the Hell Bent better though.
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Nice... I'll be doing a 1400 mile rode trip on my fury from south texas to Iowa in a week..... I was just gunna take an extra gallon of gas, I guess I should look at gas stations along the way
I suspect the gallon will be plenty but always good to have an idea of where you will be fueling. Have a good time on your ride!

The bike is just not a long hauler...
LONG ..Road trips will surely be a challenge ..
For two up and camping I would agree unless you outfit it with more luggage space. Travelling solo, and without the need to carry camping supplies, and with a decent seat and riding gear, no challenge just great fun! I can't get enough of it!! I put many miles on my old Shadow Spirit as well which, with it's detachable saddle bags and bigger windscreen, was arguably a better touring bike but.... I'd still choose the Fury!
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Google maps on your cell phone is useful but needs data to find them.

I'm a fan of the Garmin motorcycle GPS units and have a Zumo 590LM. This unit has since been discontinued. There is a "search along route" feature that is indispensable for finding the next gas station within range.

The dedicated motorcycle GPSs are virtually indestructible and very waterproof. The satellite connection has only failed me in extreme overcast conditions. Best feature for me though is that I can use the Garmin Basecamp program to plan the routes over the winter and then download it to the GPS when I go on trips. They usually come with both a handlebar and vehicle mount.

Now with Android auto or Apple carplay, the phone is better in a vehicle.

Hope this helps!
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i鈥檇 like to hear more about that gas canister, as I鈥檇 like to get a spare for my fury as well
This one? (it is likely the only one you need and my favorite:))
Touratech 2 Liter Spare Fuel Canister (touratech-usa.com)

Or this one:
Armadillo Bag庐 - Giant Loop (giantloopmoto.com)

Or this one:
1 Gallon Gasoline Container | RotopaX
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I like the armadillo bag, it folds up when empty. that sounds like a better idea so it wont take up space
I also like it but this will be my first time using it. I'll give a review when I'm back. From what I read, the Armadillo bags retain some odor after they have fuel in them so you wouldn't want to pack it inside a bag with your clothing. In Canada they are not officially rated for fuel storage whereas the Rotopax is. I would have preferred the 1 gallon gas bag but I didn't think that would give me enough fuel for the long stretch.
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shadow spirit 1100 ?
Yes. A 1998
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