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Old 12-29-2010, 09:08 PM   #95
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What off-season?
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Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Norway, Scandinavia
Oddometer: 960
Originally Posted by Kirschgeist View Post
Does anybody know, if it is possible to cover the whole tanks with foil, or do you get bubbles from the fuel?
The stock "KTM-orange" colour on mine appears to be some kind of foil applied by the factory. These polymer plastic tanks are known to release fuel vapours over time, so choosing the right perforated foil or correct paint may be crucial to avoid peeling.

On mine the stock, big KTM-stickers won't stick and peel off. This no doubt caused by fuel vapours gradually dissolving the sticker adhesive.
For me this is no big deal, since these peculiarities are well-known in dirtrider circles concerning plastic tanks. I simply tear off the useless stickers and apply new ones - depending on daily moods and prefs there and then
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2010 BMW F800GS
2008 KTM 690 RFR
1994 Honda ST1100

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