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Old 04-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #91
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CJ will send me a tracking# as soon as he gets it... and I'll feel much less itchy once I have it.



You know what they say: "If you have to ask..."

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

Aqualine Safari Tanks ~ KTM 990
I know I know, (I allready own a boat BTW)

Thanks for the link.

I NEED/want a set.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:03 PM   #92
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Filled mine up today after 2 weeks of commuting through Charlotte. 350 miles and 11 gallons. Not bad for 10 days of stop and go. Man I love these things.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #93
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:13 PM   #94
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #95
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I was at the gas station this evening..a guy was there on a Buell and another on a Magna.

"We have the v-twin spectrum covered" I said... "sport bike, cruiser, and offroad"...

They looked at me like I had two heads...
One guy says "what is that thing? some sort of mad max bike?"
and then the other guy exclaimed "HOLY SHIT he just put $54 in gas in it!"

to which I replied.. "Yeah.. it wasn't empty".
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:27 AM   #96
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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

Sorry to ask such a profane question, but where on earth is the second exhaust?
This tube should be a Great addon!
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:45 AM   #97
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I was at the gas station this evening..a guy was there on a Buell and another on a Magna.

"We have the v-twin spectrum covered" I said... "sport bike, cruiser, and offroad"...

They looked at me like I had two heads...
One guy says "what is that thing? some sort of mad max bike?"
and then the other guy exclaimed "HOLY SHIT he just put $54 in gas in it!"

to which I replied.. "Yeah.. it wasn't empty".
Now THAT is funny.
I get TONS of looks and questions as well but my bike is somewhat stock. Maybe that's why?
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:11 AM   #98
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Just Curious ...

... Question ... These tanks Expand and you Can-Not paint them .............. Right?

A Thought ... Wrap a tank with large Carbon Fiber sheets ... On the back side only wrap inboard from the outside edge 3 inches, leaving the majority of the back plastic exposed. (Which will allow any of the gasses that cause bubbling to escape) The gasses would eventually separate the bond on the front but even if all the original bond was lost ... Everything would still fit tightly as it is a zero tolerance exoskeleton ... On the back side connect 4 of the outer edge’s with 2 long strips of CF 2 to 3 inches wide, crossing them effectively making a visible X on the back ... CF patch’s on the back near exhaust and other hot spots.

Now take it to a paint shop and have it painted / sanded / painted / sanded and finished with a eye popping glass finish.

Paintable ... & ... No more bolt alignment problems

(The tank skid protector could be included in the process) ... & ... (The clear tanks could have CF Open Sight Gauge's any where you wanted to put them)

Does anybody think this might work ... or would this be a bank breaker ...
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:13 AM   #99
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Sorry to ask such a profane question, but where on earth is the second exhaust?
This tube should be a Great addon!
Cheers!!!
Welcome to the OC.

We build a custom 2-1 collector and use Remus Silencers for long life.

Works great and gives our bike more function.

send me an email if you need more info.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:24 AM   #100
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... Question ... These tanks Expand and you Can-Not paint them .............. Right?

A Thought ... Wrap a tank with large Carbon Fiber sheets ... On the back side only wrap inboard from the outside edge 3 inches, leaving the majority of the back plastic exposed. (Which will allow any of the gasses that cause bubbling to escape) The gasses would eventually separate the bond on the front but even if all the original bond was lost ... Everything would still fit tightly as it is a zero tolerance exoskeleton ... On the back side connect 4 of the outer edge’s with 2 long strips of CF 2 to 3 inches wide, crossing them effectively making a visible X on the back ... CF patch’s on the back near exhaust and other hot spots.

Now take it to a paint shop and have it painted / sanded / painted / sanded and finished with a eye popping glass finish.

Paintable ... & ... No more bolt alignment problems

(The tank skid protector could be included in the process) ... & ... (The clear tanks could have CF Open Sight Gauge's any where you wanted to put them)

Does anybody think this might work ... or would this be a bank breaker ...
Interesting... sounds spendy, but interesting.

My Rally Raid fairing is at my buddy's body shop right now. It came with a HORRIBLE unfinished fiberglass finish on the back side, so he's doing a light resin coating on it, sanding, then painting. I wonder if a resin coat would adhere to the tanks? Might be a bit cheaper than CF?

Like you, just thinking "out loud".
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:37 AM   #101
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  1. Do you find that these tanks need the crash bars or no? I see a lot of people run these with just the panels. Is that good enough? Are they super tough or something?
  2. Are the safari tanks lighter than the stock tanks + their cover fairings?
  3. Are these becoming the preferred fuel extension over the Neduro tank? Was thinking of doing that with the coming 2-into-1 exhaust modification I am planning. Thought it could add some fuel without putting it over the front.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:41 AM   #102
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  1. Do you find that these tanks need the crash bars or no? I see a lot of people run these with just the panels. Is that good enough? Are they super tough or something?
Good question. Geek, I remember you saying you thought the Safaris were pretty robust and I've seen MANY of your photos up in the hills and not a crash bar to be seen. You happy letting your bike take a nap on the tanks without bars?
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:32 PM   #103
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holy heck did I ever just jinx myself or what?

Judging by how many times I've seen Daniel crash his.. I'd say they're pretty tough
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:41 PM   #104
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lol...

Hey Geek... They're asking YOU about crashing with your safari's...



Edit: Damn.. beat me to it
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:56 PM   #105
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  1. Do you find that these tanks need the crash bars or no? I see a lot of people run these with just the panels. Is that good enough? Are they super tough or something?
  2. Are the safari tanks lighter than the stock tanks + their cover fairings?
  3. Are these becoming the preferred fuel extension over the Neduro tank? Was thinking of doing that with the coming 2-into-1 exhaust modification I am planning. Thought it could add some fuel without putting it over the front.
1) Have you checked out this thread?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=32

I've seen Matthew's bike bounce a few times skipping across the trail. No issues. They are pretty tough. Crash bars are a nice custom build if you have long legs and like to use highway pegs, that's why I build crash bars for mine originally. That's the only way I could get across the plains to the good stuff.

"xdbx" is one heck of a crash tester too.

2) I found they are about the same once you figure in all the hardware and what-not.

3) I've never tested the Neduro tank. It depends on your needs. I needed more storage for trail tools. I also found that once the bike is loaded with gear it's very well balanced with fuel in the front and gear in back. They are great ballasts when it gets windy too.

If you're unsure, try and get a test ride on a bike with them.

For reference.

OEM tanks+ crash bars = Safari Tanks w/o protection. So for all those that think these are super wide, they just look fat....
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