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Old 05-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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I had it brought to my attention by another 10G+ Club member that the stock gasket fails with the bad gas we are given in the states. I just changed my stock gasket from the adapter plate to the tank. Glad I did. Stock gasket was all but gone. Lots of pieces of it sitting in the bottom of the tank.


Here is the stock gasket. It didnt do so well.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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Bumping this because if that gasket fails it could dump a lot of fuel and is a bit of a safety hazard.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:12 AM   #3
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Good heads up.

How old is the tank? how long was the gasket in? and what did you replace it with?
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
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Mine dumped about 3 gallons in my garage before I caught it. The gasket they provided lasted 8 days.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:19 AM   #5
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Mine dumped about 3 gallons in my garage before I caught it. The gasket they provided lasted 8 days.
Gota love it, pay $800 for a tank & have a .01 gasket.

RIDE ON!
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:38 PM   #6
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Gota love it, pay $800 for a tank & have a .01 gasket.

RIDE ON!

If you know where they sell one for $800 let us know.. they are over $1600

http://www.ktmtwins.com/safari-ktm-9...40-liter-tanks
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:43 PM   #7
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If you know where they sell one for $800 let us know.. they are over $1600

http://www.ktmtwins.com/safari-ktm-9...40-liter-tanks
+1 anyone know where to get them less?
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #8
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Goog led me to this thread but is failing me to find a replacement gasket. I have a gasket that looked even worse than the OP's and was steadily dumping gas all over my garage. I tried making my own out of gasket material but failed and my garage continued to smell like eau de fuel and only worked under extremely low pressures.

I just bought this bike used from a guy in Austin so I dont know much about it. She's a 950 adventure with a safari tank. Is that a unique gasket to safari or is it used on the OEM tank as well? Either way, anyone know of a place to buy a replacement? My gasket making skills suck.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #9
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makes me want to buy one !

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:55 AM   #10
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Paul, Dont worry, I can carry fuel enough to get you through And I wish I had paid $800
Syz, Tank is less than a year old.
dzrtrcin, Not Safari's fault the US buts BS Chemicals in our fuel. The Ethanol is causing all kinds of issues from Environmental to gaskets degrading
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:34 PM   #11
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Paul, Dont worry, I can carry fuel enough to get you through And I wish I had paid $800
HA... You gotta come on a ride first

here is our ride from last weekend.... it gets more intresting at 3:00 2-Up Single Track in Stonyford is FUN !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq-2N...layer_embedded
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:46 PM   #12
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Holy shit, I just got and installed mine and I'm loving it but that is a real concern. What did you do...? Make one from just Universal gasket material? That gasket in a tube like flan in a tube or what? ???
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #13
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Patrick, I was given some gasket material that is supposed to be ethanol proof. I just cut it to fit and installed it. (On a side not My KTM Is up and running. I just have to get the Rekluse dialed in now and pay off CJ.
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Qwik I'm not having any problems with the gasket material yet.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:19 PM   #15
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Qwik I'm not having any problems with the gasket material yet.
Good to hear. I just noticed how degraded mine was and wanted to give others a heads up.
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