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Old 08-13-2012, 07:58 AM   #151
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for what i paid for the safari tanks i have owned, i was always disappointed with the quality, the non stock fuel caps, and the horse shit petcocks they make you use.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:27 PM   #152
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The gasket they included (in my set, at least) was only for the block-off plate if you have a 950. Since the 990 has the pump in the tank, you use the stock 990 fuel pump o-rings.

I fooked one of my o-rings (the smaller one) while initially-fitting the pump. I bought more from McMaster-Carr (since the KTM o-rings are so freaking spendy). I was way too impatient to wait for them to arrive, however, and used the yellow (fuel-resistant) teflon tape and made my own. Works great! Have had it in place and leak-free for almost 6K miles now... even with a roadside fuel pump filter issue 2 weeks ago.

This thread is a good resource for the McMaster-Carr o-rings
Ya they sent the gasket with mine also, don't get why they would send it when they know its for a 990. The hole for the FP sure leaves a lot to be desired, doesn't even seem perfectly round. Cleaned the rough edges as best i could. I change my FFs every year so i have O rings on hand, these tanks are getting the FP that has been sitting in my closet for the last 5 years, lets hope it still will work.
Good link... i have that one saved.


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for what i paid for the safari tanks i have owned, i was always disappointed with the quality, the non stock fuel caps, and the horse shit petcocks they make you use.
I knew going in what to expect, i have had my eye on these when they first showed up. I was hoping that they would improve after a few years of production.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #153
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Well this is some fun shit...
Have to elongate 2 of the holes in my FP to get the bolts thru to the misplaced inserts in the tank or else they'll cross thread. I just might get to trying to mount one by tomorrow.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:02 PM   #154
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Question for the big tank guys, did you use the gasket for the fuel pump (990) they sent or some other material, or nothing?

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Stock gasket material on mine was rotting away (Ethanol maybe?) but one of the other Orange Crush guys hooked me up with a thinker material that stayed together
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:31 PM   #155
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Well this is some fun shit...
Have to elongate 2 of the holes in my FP to get the bolts thru to the misplaced inserts in the tank or else they'll cross thread. I just might get to trying to mount one by tomorrow.
Mine too as well as two other sets I worked on.
But well worth it though
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #156
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Mine too as well as two other sets I worked on.
But well worth it though
Thanks for the feedback...
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:12 AM   #157
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I like you guys for not liking the translucent tanks. Because of that, I got mine for about a grand shipped because he had been sitting on them and couldn't unload them.

No mater how long I rode, a quick glance down showed me how much gas I had and in the dark, a quick flick of the turn signal lit up the entire tank showing me the level


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Old 08-14-2012, 12:22 PM   #158
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I like how the white one looks on yours! Good deal.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:14 AM   #159
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I guess these tanks are a must for Australian riders?

Because of scarce fuel stations?
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:59 AM   #160
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I like the translucent for the same reason, I put black markers every 4 litre's on mine so I know just how much fuel i have, no need to carry fuel you dont need and on the smaller rides I put 10 or 15 in each side.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:59 AM   #161
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white like hell?!

my one was allways something spermwhite or kind of yellow

sometimes also like this...
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:36 AM   #162
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white like hell?!

my one was allways something spermwhite or kind of yellow

sometimes also like this...
Yes that's how they should look and you can still see the fuel level.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:10 AM   #163
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Sorry, that was when new, they now have 11,000 miles on them but I cheated, I did them all in 21 days. Riding back and forth to Starbucks would have taken too long

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Old 08-15-2012, 06:50 AM   #164
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Sorry, that was when new, they now have 11,000 miles on them but I cheated, I did them all in 21 days. Riding back and forth to Starbucks would have taken too long

You should send that picture to Francois at DualSportTouring. He'd get a kick out of seeing his sticker on the bike.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:25 AM   #165
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I like you guys for not liking the translucent tanks. Because of that, I got mine for about a grand shipped because he had been sitting on them and couldn't unload them.

No mater how long I rode, a quick glance down showed me how much gas I had and in the dark, a quick flick of the turn signal lit up the entire tank showing me the level


Where did you get them? Any more available for that price?
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