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I going to do a longer ride thru the desert (135 miles) and need to use a larger tank (4 gallons) to be able to cover the milage. My question is, do I set the sag with a full tank of gas, half tank, or empty? Since that much fuel accounts for over 25 pounds, I'm confused which way to go. What do you suggest?

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How often do you bottom out?

Personally, I would set the sag with a full or almost full tank, because to much sag and too much weight is a bad combo. I ride better with my sag at 90, than 105, that's just my opinion and I am NOT a desert rider.

good luck

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Personally, if I were running in the desert, I might set it empty. That way with the heavier load it'll sack the bike out a bit in the back and help the bike stay more stable. Less rake, a little less weight on the front of the bike should help more than having it get twitchy as the bike gets lighter.

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