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Old 01-16-2013, 08:10 AM   #706
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Few tank options here as well:

http://www.desertpistons.com/4stroke...le/forsale.htm

And this guy is a member here.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:50 AM   #707
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PD tank investment

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Reasonable Money?????? wtf???
Consider it an investment After seeing the PD tank prices on e-bay etc. I'm almost afraid to use mine when going offroad and risking dents

Some time ago I noticed that the german company Wunderlich had mounted a 35 liter aluminum tank to one of their very nice concept bikes. The tank looks totally identical to the G/S PD tank. Would be interesting to hear prices + details about it. Link: http://www.wunderlich-bmw.com/en/shop/16/1/1/
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:28 AM   #708
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TAG PD tank

The PD tank looks great, but is expensive to get and any rider above a certain height is precluded - as your knee is further forward than the side step.

I just got a kevlar version of the PD tank from TAG in Italy, they still have the mould from back in the 80s and can make reruns. See below for Desert Piston's example.

The side step is pushed forward (approx 40mm) and has a more of an open angle, so should work with the legs. Its light and has internal baffles to limit petrol slosh.

Can post some photos if y'all interested


http://www.desertpistons.com/4strokesd/TAG/Tagindex.htm
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:18 AM   #709
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I just got a kevlar version of the PD tank from TAG in Italy, they still have the mould from back in the 80s and can make reruns. See below for Desert Piston's example.
$$??
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:53 AM   #710
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I saw the '97 price guide and they were $850 (or so) US dollars. I would imagine they've gone up a bit since then.

http://micapeak.com/bmw/gs/tagprice.txt

I am seriously considering one of these. I've never even sat on a G/S with the PD tank so I had no idea there were height issues (femur length more specifically) with that tank. I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam.... does that preclude me from the "sits comfortably with a PD tank crowd"???

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:23 PM   #711
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$$??
Euro 750 (pre tax)

Not a steal but cooler and cheaper than an original

Also @ 6"4 can't have OEM

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:21 PM   #712
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Does TAG still sell any of their other parts? SWINGARMS???
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #713
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Does TAG still sell any of their other parts? SWINGARMS???
yes- they still do swing arms, see photo........I have my r100gs frame with them now

they have been a BMW and Triumph dealer for the last few years and my impression was that they were now keen on getting back into mods

[IMG] photo forcellonetag_zps46851854.jpg[/IMG]

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:49 PM   #714
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yes- they still do swing arms, see photo........I have my r100gs frame with them now

they have been a BMW dealer for the last few years and my impression was that they were now keen on getting back into mods

[IMG][/IMG]
That's quite tasty... how much $$ ?
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #715
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That's quite tasty... how much $$ ?
EUR 730 for extended (+100mm) mono
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #716
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EUR 730 for extended (+100mm) mono
Does that include extending your driveshaft for you?
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #717
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Does that include extending your driveshaft for you?
yes driveshaft included
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:50 AM   #718
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Cool. You owe us photos when you get all your pieces back. Deal? I'm curious to see what they do to your frame. I've always really liked the look of the work they do, but have been very surprised at how little information about TAG is available on the internet. I tried to contact them a few years ago as I was curious to see if they were still in business, but didn't have any success.



This thing is just HOT:



I'd be curious to see better photos of what looks like their own paralever design.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:38 AM   #719
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EUR 730 for extended (+100mm) mono

Does that include or exclude VAT? And, can you provide contact information fro these guys?

Thanks!
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:32 AM   #720
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I'd be curious to see better photos of what looks like their own paralever design.
As ridden in a Pharaoh's Rally

[IMG] photo tagrallyfaraoni007_zps56cb05c1.jpeg[/IMG]

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