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Old 06-29-2013, 09:07 PM   #166
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Damn, I wish I'd seen this earlier. I'd totally be down to guinea pig one of these. It would be nice to be able to go more than 180miles w/o having to find fuel.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:57 AM   #167
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I have to say I am looking forward to trying it out, its over 1/3 of the main tank in size which is a useable ammount of fuel carried in what is otherwise dead space, and low down.
I cant see it upsetting the handling much.
I currently get the fuel light come on at about 150miles or so, depending on how its ridden, somtimes more sometimes less, I make it roughly 10miles per liter which should give me another 75 miles on an average day, thats not to be sniffed at.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:10 PM   #168
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well here it is the tank has arrived, laid out in all its glory



close up



quality of the parts and fittings is exclent

so here is the start, ABS pump removed, ready to start fitting



remove the bolts from the rear mudguard





first cut, tray removed




test fit for first time



thats it for now, need to remove a few mor bits before I continue, also need to tidy up the edges of the cutsI have made already, I shall do that and finsh up tomorrow.

So far the fitting has been easy (thats tempting fate) with no particular issues, I need to make sure that I cut the right bits for the filler cap but other than that, cant really see any particular problems (he said hopfully). As with all jobs of this type is removing bits to get to the parts you need and to give access that takes the time.
Looking forward to getting this finished and trying it out.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #169
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Oh bugger I should have posted here. Oh well, copy-paste powerrrr!




As one of the testers for the underseat tank Rade (fellow inmate) is developing I have the honours of enlightening you with my experience so far. I received the tank last week and found some spare time to mount it today. It's probably fair to say the final version will look much better, this one is just built for toughness and testing purposes :)

The tank came with all the mounting hardware included, and it's absolutely bomb-proof.





It's going to take up pretty much the entire rear bit of the bike, so you do need to do some cutting in the rear fender. It's not a big deal, but you can't get around it. This isn't a how-to so I won't annoy you with mounting instructions, but it was pretty straightforward. It comes with its own petcock and all the tubing, just run it around the bike to places you want it to go.












I've only done 50 miles so far, but it made it safely across a dastardly tricky stretch of deceivingly flat highway! Maybe that isn't a very high bar to set, so now to give the thing a decent test for a few days; 2000 mile all-roadtrip starting tomorrow
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:48 PM   #170
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Hi there!

short score:-)
  • 5 tanks are already in testers hands
  • 2 of them are already installed!
  • 2 are waiting to be picked up on the post office:-)
  • 2 are still on their way to Chile and Australia
and I have 6 days to start my six weeks trip :-)



I still have 3 tanks awailable... if some of cannt wait untill half of Sept. each is 259 EUR + shippment (US 45EUR, Europe 25EUR). It must be paid latest by Wed and I will shipp on Thu.









cheers Rade
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:27 PM   #171
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Tank looks great. When funds allow I'll be in touch. Pending test results obviously but it looks that good I wouldn't say there'll be any issues.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #172
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filling

Looking good!
Does the tank fill from the stock tanks or do you have to remove the seat to fill it?

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Old 07-31-2013, 03:11 AM   #173
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Looking good!
Does the tank fill from the stock tanks or do you have to remove the seat to fill it?

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It would, but it's defenitely quicker just to take the seat off
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:16 AM   #174
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Man thank you for making these tanks, this is really exciting. i want one soooo bad but i gotta figure out how to get this darned ABS off of this thing.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:18 PM   #175
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Have a nice trip!




Have a nice trip Rade!
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:54 PM   #176
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Man thank you for making these tanks, this is really exciting. i want one soooo bad but i gotta figure out how to get this darned ABS off of this thing.

what have you got, I have just done mine to get the tank to fit, and it was not much of a problem
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:24 PM   #177
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Man thank you for making these tanks, this is really exciting. i want one soooo bad but i gotta figure out how to get this darned ABS off of this thing.
Rade,

Next product should be an ABS relocation kit
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:24 AM   #178
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Rade,

Next product should be an ABS relocation kit
Actually, that's probably simpler than developing a seperate version with less volume for the ABS model :P
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:36 AM   #179
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testing

greetings from Buchara on Silk way. We have over 5000km behind us. So far mainly straight roads through Ukraine, Russia and Kyzylkum desert with very different quality of tarmac and several kilometers on gravel roads.

I am happy the tank is working well so far. No leakage. Even over 1000 km in really hot Kyzylkum desert it didnt melt. Only the heatshield sticker on the side behind rear-shock fender flipped off.

I dont fill it every time, only when the petrol stations are far away. What is the case in Uzbekistan. I didnt try the maximum limit, but I did over 440 km.

And I was forced to find new use-case for this tank. My fuel pump stopped working in the desert. So I bay-passed it from the rear-tank directly to the carburateur and because of higher gas-table level it has worked for about 40 km, till the gas-table got lower.

Pix. and brief riding report you can find on radegarage.com





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Old 08-18-2013, 01:33 PM   #180
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Thumb Hot Weather Test

I test rode for 150 miles last weekend, temperature was 98 deg. With stock exhaust system. I had the petcock closed and tank completely full. When I arrive back home and let the bike run for another 5 minutes. My idea was to see what happened when it got really hot and see how much fuel would overflow. Vent/overflow tube worked perfectly. A small amount of fuel filled up the tube under the seat up to about the shock mount, no fuel came out on the ground. Great system!
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