Thread: Stx-r gas tank sizes
08-26-2013, 01:43 PM #1
Stx-r gas tank sizes
Hello everyone, i have a 2002 STX-R and i find the run time not to be as good as my ultra. Im looking to upgrade the tank from an 04-05 model but i was just wondering if anyone knew how much bigger the newer tank is? and would it be worth pulling the engine for it?
08-26-2013, 01:55 PM #2
I never had great gas mileage when i rode alone but once there was a passenger yelling in my ear the mileage got way better !! . I doubt installing a higher capacity tank is worth it. I would spend the money on a tune up first. The ultras are imo way more economical than the stxr...it is after all a race ski ....
08-26-2013, 04:31 PM #3
2002-2003 STX-R 14.0 gallons
2004-2005 STX-R 16.4 gallons
I think all the Ultra 150's hold 15.3.
Last edited by TexasZ; 08-26-2013 at 04:49 PM. Reason: added Ultra 150 specs
08-26-2013, 04:32 PM #4
Does the STX-R have adjustable trim? My '98 STX doesn't. I figure that they can get away with this on a 3-seater by having the pump nozzle aimed down to give it down 'trim' all the time. This would make it stable, but would give it a lot more drag.
08-26-2013, 04:49 PM #5
No trim in the stxr..
Ill have to beat my head about it, two gallons is more run time.
Tune up? Ski had a recent rebuild.
Bigger gas tank is only 120 bucks brand new but is it worth it is my question.. might just leave her alone or wait till I find a used one.
Thanks for all your inputs!
08-26-2013, 04:52 PM #6
08-26-2013, 05:19 PM #7
Why would kawi install a bigger tank if there wasn't enough gain to make it worth it?
08-26-2013, 05:53 PM #8
Trying to keep up with competitors specs maybe.....
08-26-2013, 06:58 PM #9
Along with the obvious extra running time the 2.4 extra gallons give you.
08-26-2013, 07:12 PM #10
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