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Old 11-02-2011, 09:46 PM   #61
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Interesting.... I've never heard, or seen a set of BLACK tanks painted.

Any pics of this or links to those that have.
I've seen three.

One had just some lettering added. The other two were full jobs. I too didn't beleive it till I saw it.

There is a post buried in here somewhere where the guy explains that the black tanks are made of a different plastic that takes paint.

Here's the one, but if I remember right this one is not the owner who made the comments.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=11269

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Old 11-02-2011, 09:49 PM   #62
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WOW, Very nice job. That would be such a shame if the paint fell off.

Great to know. Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:28 PM   #63
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It seems this might be a bit of an orange thread. I have just fitted one of these to my Husky TE 630 and was wondering how well do stickers etc adhere to the tank.

.ps would have gone orange to but the husky deal was to good to pass up
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:04 AM   #64
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and was wondering how well do stickers etc adhere to the tank.
The stickers may/may not adhere fine, for a while.....
but paint and/or stickers would just get all scratched off flying through brush-covered and untrimmed old dirt roads at 40mph.

Seeing all the scratches and nicks in my tanks, tells me all that would be a waste of money.
But, both of the painted tanks pictured above look awefully darned good, for street bikes.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:08 PM   #65
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The stickers may/may not adhere fine, for a while.....
but paint and/or stickers would just get all scratched off flying through brush-covered and untrimmed old dirt roads at 40mph.

Seeing all the scratches and nicks in my tanks, tells me all that would be a waste of money.
But, both of the painted tanks pictured above look awefully darned good, for street bikes.
It might be a waste of money, but I think It'd be nice to give it a fresh coat every couple years. It won't last (at the rate I take dirt naps), but I do appreciate a sharp looking bike. I can't imagine it costs too much to be painted.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:11 PM   #66
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I'm going for the orange one- when the farkle funds permit...even though Geek says it makes your bike look like a pumpkin. Can't remember who this is, but I'd be proud to be riding that pumpkin any day!!
Well I think Geek is just jealous. Everyone says my bike is Halloween themed now that its all powdercoated. I just went with the hand I was dealt. When your buying used you cant be all that picky about the color.

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Old 11-04-2011, 09:50 AM   #67
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Those tanks are not painted, they are wrapped.


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Old 11-04-2011, 05:19 PM   #68
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Those tanks are not painted, they are wrapped.

those tanks do look sweet.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #69
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Safari Tank SE

Absolutely love it on the SE!

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Old 11-05-2011, 01:07 AM   #70
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Here's my "pumpkin".

IMG_5211

If I didn't knew, I'd say those were made in soviet union. That's the level of finishing quality. Even the fuel pump gasket, which came with tanks, wasn't fuel resistant material!

I finished fuel pump hole, fuel level sensor hole and petcock holes with sandpaper and flushed plastic chips (there was lot) out of tank and made new fuel pump gasket of viton rubber. Now, when there is not any sign of leak, I like them. They are little wider than originals, but after few hours of riding thats not a problem.
I'd say those are in top three farkles, if range of original tanks is not enough.

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Old 12-30-2011, 04:46 PM   #71
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do the ktm crash bars fit over these things?

anyone ever used THIS tank?

http://justgastanks.com/product_info...oducts_id=1053
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:50 PM   #72
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The stock crash bars do not fit over the safari tanks

About your link, yes many people here use the neduro tank. Nice and practical.
Requires a couple mods to reinforce the design.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:20 AM   #73
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The stock crash bars do not fit over the safari tanks

About your link, yes many people here use the neduro tank. Nice and practical.
Requires a couple mods to reinforce the design.
thinking about getting the Neduro...what mods are you suggesting?
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:41 PM   #74
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thinking about getting the Neduro...what mods are you suggesting?
Seconded. Also: Sucks my bars wont fit over the big tank. Do they make bars for these?... Do I need even them?

Is there an advantage over the big tank with the 'neduro' tank? Weight distribution maybe?
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:30 PM   #75
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Neduro tank bracket on mine had to be modified to fit and still hits the swingarm at full compression. Im going to have my saddlebag mount modified so it holds the bag and also mod the top mount so thatI can get to the cap eaiser.
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