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Old 07-12-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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Safari Tanks ROCK !!

Just had to add some "fuel" to those considering these big f'n tanks.
My advice? Buy 'em, you'll love 'em.
Tired of 170 mile range? PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!!!

I pushed the range as far as I could, to empty these monster tanks,
just to see how much fuel I could actually fit in them.
I do not yet know how far I can go when the fuel light comes on,
but I'm thinking I got pretty close to really empty.




Safari advertises 10.5 gallons, and I've heard reports of 11 gallons, but.....
Holy Moly. 11-1/2 gallons




The Clear ones are just plain ugly, but on this bike, they look the part anyway.
The black ones have just gotta heat up in the sun and expand that gas.
The Orange ones look better than I expected when I ordered them.
But they are still a bit on the ugly side.
I think they look perfect for what I want from this bike.







They are a bit wider than stock to be sure,
but personally, I think they are easier for my knees to grip when standing.

At half full, the weight is actually carried lower than stock, so BETTER than stock.
When full, they are surprisingly not very noticable while riding, but noticably harder to get straightened up off the kickstand.
The front forks feel it when I hit big bumps, so I turn the knobs up on the preload just a bit when I'm full.

I'm expecting 350-400 miles range,
and rear cargo capacity is left untouched for loading up plenty of luxury camping gear.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:54 AM   #2
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That is a monster tank fo sho. A mod I'd like to do eventually.
Question: How easy is it to get on and off compared to stock tanks? And is it even possible to take if off if full??
thanks for reminding me I need to spend more money!
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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That is a monster tank fo sho. A mod I'd like to do eventually.
Question: How easy is it to get on and off compared to stock tanks? And is it even possible to take if off if full??

thanks for reminding me I need to spend more money!
Putting them back on is not perfect, but totally fumble-able when empty.
I'd assume it's possible when full, but I'd hate to take them off/on when full.

Spend more money, yes. And waaaay less time at gas stations.
And less time looking at maps, looking for the next big-enough town to get gas in.
Just ride all day. Or two days off-highway.
.......Just Ride........until the water pump fails
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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Geez, that would be just shy of $100 to fill up in England
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:07 PM   #5
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Here is a photo from earlier today...

They'll stretch to where you can get 12+ gallons.

45+ gallons on 4 bikes

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Old 07-12-2011, 03:33 PM   #6
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Here is a photo from earlier today...

They'll stretch to where you can get 12+ gallons.

45+ gallons on 4 bikes

What kind of tank does the "army" ktm has? looks custom made
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:56 PM   #7
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What kind of tank does the "army" ktm has? looks custom made
Yup! CJRacer is upto more stuff

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Old 07-12-2011, 05:00 PM   #8
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Yup! CJRacer is upto more stuff
Metal tanks, hand welded! wow... sweet
probably more room for the 2WD mecanism too!
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:44 PM   #9
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i like the pumpin'
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:56 AM   #10
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Does anyone have picture how to route breathing tubes of 990Adv safari tanks? I have new set (pumpkin') in carage waiting for install.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:42 AM   #11
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I actually think the orange ones look awesome... but they would have clashed with the CF on my bike (j/k)

If the white ones didn't turn yellow with age I would have likely gotten those because I like being able to see fuel level. As it is I kind of meter my fuel by usually only filling one tank (then I know I have ~6 gallons = ~200 miles). I only fill them both when I need it (400+ mile range).

When people (non-motorcyclists) see my bike in person I think it can look a bit intimidating.. which can be bad when trying to make friends broken down in BFE Maybe I just need two giant smilie face stickers; one for each side?

All that said.. if they came in blue I think I would have gotten blue


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Old 07-12-2011, 05:01 PM   #12
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Yup! CJRacer is upto more stuff
What is that square box in the bike in the background (that replaces the left exhaust)?
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:08 PM   #13
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What is that square box in the bike in the background (that replaces the left exhaust)?
That's the bad ass storage container I've been waiting for Craig to finish the design of (and it turned out great!).
Holds a ton of stuff.. they had 2 tubes, full tool rolls, tire irons, extra front sprockets, etc etc in each of them.

You are going to have to wait to get one though.. because I'm first in line



I've been looking through their blog to find a better pic.. here's all I came up with so far

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Old 07-13-2011, 08:43 PM   #15
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these tanks are sweet!
They look like if you get too close they'll just bite you

am I seeing a military recon vehicle in development?
well done Craig
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