Originally Posted by CSF
Would the safari tank be lighter, and perhaps easier to repair if the need arises?
just read thru your thread, lots of good information there for me when i get to that point, you are doing some killer work there, and in your garage as well with what looks like limited resources
the main key to what you are doing is learning every little part of your bike, so 'if' anything happens out on the trail you will know where to look and how to fix it quickly and cleanly, i'm saying this as a guy who used to build about 100 bikes a year
if your tank isn't mounted yet, weigh it and make a note, i will do the same when i get the safari so we can compare
i will keep track of everything that comes off and on the bike to see what the final figure is as well