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Old 12-30-2010, 11:33 AM   #98
F650Dakar_Norway OP
What off-season?
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Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Norway, Scandinavia
Oddometer: 960
Pal Anders Ullevalseter told me this summer that no stickers - regardless of adhesive - would stick to those nylon/plastic (whatever) front or rear tanks for a long time. They "sweat" fuel vapours and require constant attention even for his sponsor-stickers. No big deal, really.

Goes with the territory; these tanks are made for maximum capacity and a reasonable crash-tolerance in rally-conditions within a certain temperature-range. If you want permanent stickers, go elsewhere.

In my world this is only a small rally-character treat of this bike. If you see the preps for Dakar and other rallies, mechanics use heat-guns to make sponsor-stickers hang in there for a while. Given the crash-tolerance of these tanks, that's a small price to pay.

And plastic or nylon tanks - each have their own advantages and trade-offs.
These rally-bikes are by design demanding more attention and scrutineering.
That's cool enough in my book
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