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Top Box luggage rack
« on: April 29, 2017, 05:27:35 PM »
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Can anyone point me in the right direction for a luggage rack for the ST1300 topbox.  Later this year I am doing "the lap" and am planning on getting a rack on the topbox to carry a fuel bladder.  I probably wont need the extra fuel, but to be safe I will. 
 

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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 06:59:43 PM »
Sounds like a job for Onesie.

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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 10:28:23 PM »
We never had to run more than 300k between fuel stops during our lap. You won't need a fuel bladder.
Just make sure and fill up at each opportunity


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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 02:16:56 PM »
yep, the range of the ST will get me from 1 fuel point to another, that does not concern me.  The high prices don't concern me either in more remote areas, However, after being in the fuel game for 20 years or so its not the availability rather the quality of the fuel and the tanks it comes from that give me concern. 
 

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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 08:20:44 AM »
Fair enough. We didn't have any problems but maybe we were lucky :o)
You often have to make do with 91 as 95 and 98 were not available.
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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 01:38:39 PM »
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You often have to make do with 91 as 95 and 98 were not available.


Hi-jack thread warning:

I generally use 95, but I wonder what our friends in the USA use?  Some of you will have noticed that I'm currently in the US, I've noticed that octane ratings available in the US generally max out at 91.  This is typically what's available at the bowers:



Whist some Googling seems to indicate that 100 is available, I've not noticed it. I'll check with some of the ST-Owners re. what they use.

Finally (for now), our mode of transport here is currently a Hyundai Sonata, what a little beaudy it is, averaging 45 mpg sitting on 60 to 70 mph, using 87 "gas". 

On the recommendation of a US friend to use 91 in the high Colorado altitudes, fuel efficiency increased to the high 40's low 50's mpg; one 90 mile freeway section we averaged 58 mpg sitting on 75 mph.



That's around 4.8 litres / 100 km, better than the Mighty ST1300.



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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 06:12:15 PM »
87 is about our 91, 91 is about our 95. roughly add 4 to the US octane rating to compare with Oz
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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 06:23:53 PM »
Let's keep the hijack alive!     :grin
I've only ever used 91 in 193,000 kays on ST13s and 42,000 on my ST1100.  I haven't noticed any pinging and haven't destroyed any engines.  I'm saving 10/litre.  What's not to like?  Oh, and I get around 4.82 l/100km on a trip and have seen the double ton once upon a time.   :whistle
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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 08:14:59 PM »
dare i suggest a plastic tool box instead if a rack does no surface. did it in mine worked  treat for wet weather gear.
 

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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 08:58:45 PM »
dare i suggest a plastic tool box instead if a rack does no surface. did it in mine worked  treat for wet weather gear.

He wants the rack to mount an aux fuel tank.  But then, maybe he could plumb in a plastic tool box.   :grin
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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2017, 07:56:48 AM »
87 is about our 91, 91 is about our 95. roughly add 4 to the US octane rating to compare with Oz


Why is it so?  I know the US gallon is six (imperial) pints versus the UK gallon of eight pints, so I 'spose that do as they wish.

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I've only ever used 91 in 193,000 kays on ST13s and 42,000 on my ST1100.  I haven't noticed any pinging and haven't destroyed any engines.  I'm saving 10/litre.  What's not to like?  Oh, and I get around 4.82 l/100km on a trip and have seen the double ton once upon a time.   :whistle



Fuel consumption on the Mighty ST1300 is generally 5.5 litres / 100km, as high as 6.5 when riding really hard, as high as 7.5 towing the Elite camper, below 5 has been achieved when riding at pussy speeds (80 - 90 km/h) on a freeway.

This is generally on our 91 rated fuel.  I don't notice any improvement at times when high rating is used.

BTW, did I mention that on a recent two month tour of the USA and Canada we drove a Hyundai Sonata, what a nice little car it is.  I mention it here because it was surprisingly fuel efficient, averaging around 45mpg on 87, and 52mpg on 91.  Considering highway and freeway speed limits were often 65, 70, 75 and 80km/h mph <edit 10:33am 24 May 2017> and travel speeds were 5mph above the limits.   I reckon this was pretty good, certainly better that what is achieved in Mrs W's comparable Mazda 6.

One leg of the trip, Dillon to Glenwood Springs in Colorado, we achieved 58mpg over approximately 90 mile.  This was with the cruise control set on 75mph.   I suppose the 5,000ft drop in altitude may have had something to do with it.



And then there was this:



Grand Canyon Village to Cameron, AZ - approximately 60 mile and a 3,500ft altitude drop.

No "free wheeling" in either situation.




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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2017, 09:50:24 AM »


Quote from: Williamson on May 24, 2017, 07:56:48 AM<blockquote>

Quote from: Brock on May 02, 2017, 06:12:15 PM<blockquote>87 is about our 91, 91 is about our 95. roughly add 4 to the US octane rating to compare with Oz
</blockquote>



Why is it so?  I know the US gallon is six (imperial) pints versus the UK gallon of eight pints, so I 'spose that do as they wish.



Fuel consumption on the Mighty ST1300 is generally 5.5 litres / 100km, as high as 6.5 when riding really hard, as high as 7.5 towing the Elite camper, below 5 has been achieved when riding at pussy speeds (80 - 90 km/h) on a freeway.

This is generally on our 91 rated fuel.  I don't notice any improvement at times when high rating is used.

BTW, did I mention that on a recent two month tour of the USA and Canada we drove a Hyundai Sonata, what a nice little car it is.  I mention it here because it was surprisingly fuel efficient, averaging around 45mpg on 87, and 52mpg on 91.  Considering highway and freeway speed limits were often 65, 70, 75 and 80km/h and travel speeds were 5mph above the limits.   I reckon this was pretty good, certainly better that what is achieved in Mrs W's comparable Mazda 6.

I presume the 65,70,75 and 80 are actually mph. Just checkiin.
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Re: Top Box luggage rack
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2017, 10:43:33 AM »
I presume the 65,70,75 and 80 are actually mph. Just checkiin.

Errr!  Correct, and earlier post amended.  Thanks Gary.
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