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Qwik 05-09-2012 02:49 PM

Safari Tank Users
 
I had it brought to my attention by another 10G+ Club member that the stock gasket fails with the bad gas we are given in the states. I just changed my stock gasket from the adapter plate to the tank. Glad I did. Stock gasket was all but gone. Lots of pieces of it sitting in the bottom of the tank.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...-36-59_862.jpg

Here is the stock gasket. It didnt do so well.

Qwik 05-10-2012 11:38 PM

Bumping this because if that gasket fails it could dump a lot of fuel and is a bit of a safety hazard.

syzygy9 05-11-2012 04:12 AM

Good heads up.

How old is the tank? how long was the gasket in? and what did you replace it with?

Katoom119 05-11-2012 08:33 AM

Mine dumped about 3 gallons in my garage before I caught it. The gasket they provided lasted 8 days.

dzrtracin 05-11-2012 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Katoom119 (Post 18663700)
Mine dumped about 3 gallons in my garage before I caught it. The gasket they provided lasted 8 days.

Gota love it, pay $800 for a tank & have a .01 gasket.

RIDE ON!

Just Paul 05-11-2012 09:49 AM

makes me want to buy one !

:rofl

Qwik 05-11-2012 09:55 AM

Paul, Dont worry, I can carry fuel enough to get you through :D And I wish I had paid $800:huh
Syz, Tank is less than a year old.
dzrtrcin, Not Safari's fault the US buts BS Chemicals in our fuel. The Ethanol is causing all kinds of issues from Environmental to gaskets degrading

patrkbukly 05-11-2012 12:46 PM

Just got mine...!
 
Holy shit, I just got and installed mine and I'm loving it but that is a real concern. What did you do...? Make one from just Universal gasket material? That gasket in a tube like flan in a tube or what? ???http://www.patrickcbuckley.com/siteb...77-600x450.jpg

Just Paul 05-11-2012 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Qwik (Post 18664390)
Paul, Dont worry, I can carry fuel enough to get you through :D And I wish I had paid $800:huh

HA... You gotta come on a ride first

here is our ride from last weekend.... it gets more intresting at 3:00 2-Up Single Track in Stonyford is FUN !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq-2N...layer_embedded

Just Paul 05-11-2012 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dzrtracin (Post 18664089)
Gota love it, pay $800 for a tank & have a .01 gasket.

RIDE ON!


If you know where they sell one for $800 let us know.. they are over $1600

http://www.ktmtwins.com/safari-ktm-9...40-liter-tanks

Qwik 05-11-2012 01:39 PM

Patrick, I was given some gasket material that is supposed to be ethanol proof. I just cut it to fit and installed it. (On a side not My KTM Is up and running. I just have to get the Rekluse dialed in now and pay off CJ.

Katoom119 05-11-2012 04:09 PM

Qwik I'm not having any problems with the gasket material yet.

Qwik 05-11-2012 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Katoom119 (Post 18666820)
Qwik I'm not having any problems with the gasket material yet.

Good to hear. I just noticed how degraded mine was and wanted to give others a heads up.

mdfehrmann 05-11-2012 07:48 PM

FYI, I know this part is not list on CJ's site but he has made billet adapters with a proper machined grove
for an o ring that fits the safari tanks. I have one with an adapter for an extra fuel line so I can easily transfer
fuel to my camp stove, or any other container. I'll post pics next time I have my tanks off. :D

Narsisco Lopez 05-12-2012 05:25 AM

The gasket that came with my Safari tanks still looks brand-spanking new: that's because it is. My fuel pump goes where your block-off plate does :D


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