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Old 12-31-2011, 09:06 PM   #76
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I bought mine for my 990 directly from Australia pre TT selling them. I used them for 50K and then when I changed the use of my bike I sold them to another inmate. My bike is now a two up tourer in Europe, not a Northern Canada bike.

What I learned, the Ethanol fuel "helps" them grow and black tanks really soak up the sun and always buy gas after lunch. Capacity grew to just over 12 gallons US. I managed 700 KMs + in Normal riding 600K's if I was riding Western highways.

Full Tanks on a loaded bike really make the soft front end more of a challenge. The Traxxion Dynamics front fixed that up. When you are travelling North the extra gas is a real treat.

I agree with the poster who discussed quality, they are farm equipment fit and finish, I managed to shop vac out a lot of plastic bits before I installed them. They are a pain to mount and remount compared to the stock tanks.

I would buy a bigger tank for my Super Tenere in a heart beat
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:31 PM   #77
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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.
I have an extra cap for you too. brand new btw
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:33 PM   #78
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Seconded. Also: Sucks my bars wont fit over the big tank. Do they make bars for these?... Do I need even them?
Touratech makes a set of crashbars for the safari tanks.
Or CJ Designs can make a custom set too .... go with Craig.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #79
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Touratech makes a set of crashbars for the safari tanks.
Or CJ Designs can make a custom set too .... go with Craig.
craig?
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:47 AM   #80
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #81
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r CJ Designs can make a custom set too .... go with Craig.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:17 AM   #82
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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
i second this - what a sweet bike!!! looking back i would have added the tanks if i left again, this said the extra 9 liters i got on the small rear tank has been pretty handy and not messed with the weight so much!!
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:29 AM   #83
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Safari tanks expaansiioonnNN!!

I think everyone has this expansion problem with these tanks? What kind of modifications have you done to improve reinstalling them after maintenance?
Just installed tanks back on after maintenance, and rear and front holes were 1-2cm in wrong place. I forced bolts in, but afterwards I began to think, can that stress crack the front subframe or can it cause some other problems?
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:07 PM   #84
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I think everyone has this expansion problem with these tanks? What kind of modifications have you done to improve reinstalling them after maintenance?
Just installed tanks back on after maintenance, and rear and front holes were 1-2cm in wrong place. I forced bolts in, but afterwards I began to think, can that stress crack the front subframe or can it cause some other problems?
I've been reefing and muscleing them back into place each time fo almost a year, now. Maybe 5 or 6 times.
I've had to replace one of the lower clip-nuts, but that's been the worst of it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #85
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If you are in a climate that has a "winter maintenance season", try taking the tanks off, emptying them completely (as in, bone dry), and let them sit as long as you can. The tanks should shrink back down some. It might also help to add some type of fuel additive that absorbs water on a regular basis - like stuff meant for boats. If it's like every other plastic tank, it's likely the water collected in the ethanol that gets fused into the tank material and causes it to swell. If allowed to dry completely, it shrinks back down. I would imagine that different plastic compounds are affected to a different degree also. If you have non-ethanol available to you, use it, and those of us who don't have it can be jealous.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #86
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I've been reefing and muscleing them back into place each time fo almost a year, now. Maybe 5 or 6 times.
I've had to replace one of the lower clip-nuts, but that's been the worst of it.
I am certain the that tanks don't "swell" as much as we think.

The reason for them being difficult to get on is that the method of mounting them creates the issues.

I have written up a report that makes them way easier to get back on. No straps, jacks or real sweat.

FYI, Getting the Safari Aquiline tanks on with little effort
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:23 PM   #87
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My black set are "SUPPOSED" to be drop-shipping from Aqualine tomorrow (well, it's already the 4th in Australia... wonder if they left?). Can't wait to get 'em on my bike.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #88
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My black set are "SUPPOSED" to be drop-shipping from Aqualine tomorrow (well, it's already the 4th in Australia... wonder if they left?). Can't wait to get 'em on my bike.
Tic tac tic tac.... are you getting a tracking number?
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #89
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Gotta ask..... How much do they run???
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:27 AM   #90
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Tic tac tic tac.... are you getting a tracking number?
CJ will send me a tracking# as soon as he gets it... and I'll feel much less itchy once I have it.

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Gotta ask..... How much do they run???
You know what they say: "If you have to ask..."

Here's a link to them on CJ's site...

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