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Old 01-26-2012, 11:31 PM   #309
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Originally Posted by Tarheel Wheeler View Post
Garry, How did Thomas Berglund's bike fare at Dakar with the different fuel tank and rally configuration he was using? Thomas's tank system worked well I believe, it had a few minor bugs which he is sorting out for the next batch, the main limitation is you have to go the whole hog and use both front & rear tanks and his fairing, as it is all integrated, it's not possible to just use the front tanks by it self etc.........none of thats a problem if you want it for rally, my only concern is the 27L capacity, we would want 30L. For us though it's 3 years too late for the bike development life cycle.

What were the issues with the Safari front fuel tank? see the photo below, the air vent hole is WAY too small, the airflow over the radiators is very limited and the heat is not getting out of the bike quick enough. For Dakar also a plus would be to have the fuel lower of course, al la KTM and the other dedicated Dakar rally kits, though a Speedbraiin style rear fuel cell is the best solution and could easily be done for the Husaberg, but again now it wont happen given the bike development life cycle. For Aust Safari and pretty much all other uses, the safari tank works fine and are a great and easy solution, heat is not an issue ever, but for Dakar we would not use them again.

Seems removal time of the multiple front fuel tanks to gain access to the motor would be an issue. no this is not really a problem, in fact the KTM style ones are even easier access to the engine.

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