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Old 12-13-2013, 08:30 AM   #256
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Paint ?

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...not sure if this has been asked already...

Will paint adhere to the tank, or will vapors permeate through it?

Can I paint a translucent tank with a viewable fuel sight guage like THIS:

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Old 12-13-2013, 08:38 AM   #257
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Well, yes and no. Those tanks are made out of the same material as we use; cross-link polyethylene. But they do not look to be painted. I'd guess that they have full coverage stickers on them. The stickers will ultimately come off as the tank slowly breaths. But they could last months before that happens... thus the race teams don't care much.


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Old 12-13-2013, 09:07 AM   #258
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:57 AM   #259
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For all of you that have purchased one of our Super Enduro fuel tanks, we now have the TwinAir fuel pre-filter in stock. We've been working with TwinAir for a long while to get this item... and now we have all of their North American inventory! It's absolutely the best way to protect your fuel from contamination at the source... and it's only $29.95!

http://www.powercellperformance.com/...-cap-adaptors/


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Old 04-07-2014, 11:32 AM   #260
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Plastic tanks?

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For all of you that have purchased one of our Super Enduro fuel tanks, we now have the TwinAir fuel pre-filter in stock. We've been working with TwinAir for a long while to get this item... and now we have all of their North American inventory! It's absolutely the best way to protect your fuel from contamination at the source... and it's only $29.95!
So I must assume this does NOT fit the IMS plastic adaptors, correct?

Any plans on building one of these filters for the plastic IMS tanks? I would think there is a decent market for these fuel filters....
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:44 AM   #261
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So I must assume this does NOT fit the IMS plastic adaptors, correct?

Any plans on building one of these filters for the plastic IMS tanks? I would think there is a decent market for these fuel filters....

That would be a negative. They actually DO fit the plastic cap adaptors. Sometimes I forget we sell those.


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Old 04-07-2014, 11:49 AM   #262
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That would be a negative. They actually DO fit the plastic cap adaptors. Sometimes I forget we sell those.
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So can I assume your filter will fit any (modern) IMS plastic tank?
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:50 AM   #263
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So can I assume your filter will fit any (modern) IMS plastic tank?
Yup! That's a very safe assumption...


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Old 04-07-2014, 11:53 AM   #264
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Yup! That's a very safe assumption...
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OK, I will try one! (on my 2014 Husqvarna TE 310R with a 2.9g IMS tank)
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:35 PM   #265
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OK, I will try one! (on my 2014 Husqvarna TE 310R with a 2.9g IMS tank)

Good to hear! Your product is already on it's way to you. Don't forget to check back here and let everyone know what you think of it...



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Old 04-10-2014, 05:32 PM   #266
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First shake-down ride complete! It was short, but sweet. Doc finally cleared me to ride!!



Love the tank. 5.5 ish gal. capacity. Easy to see how much fuel is left. 1 bolt, 3 QD fuel connections, & it lifts off! Compared the Safari tank, it's no contest. So much weight off the front... it's very noticeable. It feels much more "lively" & dirtbike-ish. With the same fork settings, I am not blowing through the travel like with the Safari... & I rarely ever filled the Safari over 5 gallons. In fact, I can run a few less clicks on compression. But oh, my heart longs for 277mm of "Gold goodness".



I feel this tank allows the SE to be what KTM intended it to be, while giving it the range of an Adventure. Before, with the stock tank, it was less versatile, but the Safari was obnoxious, & essentially made it an Adventure.

This is not my race bike, but I will race it occasionally. It's my "Hard Adventure" bike that now has decent & QR wind protection, awesome & QR lighting, & now decent fuel range w/ decent handling. It retains the "dirt bike" feel in front, rather than the front bias of the ADV. All of this is IMO of course... YMMV. Just my 2 cents for those on the fence.

Hopefully this bike will take me on many of these little & big adventures to come! Thanks, Ken, for a great product for a great bike. Keep the thoroughbred R&D coming.





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Old 04-11-2014, 09:21 AM   #267
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First shake-down ride complete! It was short, but sweet. Doc finally cleared me to ride!!

Wow! Looks like you healed up just in time for some great weather! I was out in Gardner, KS for Thanksgiving and it was unforgivably cold. The bike's looking awesome and I'm liking the small wind screen...



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Old 04-12-2014, 05:14 PM   #268
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FUNNEST!



BIKE!



EVER!



I had a chance to ride the SE on a trail I ride a dozen times a year, today. First time with the new tank.



Amazing what getting that fuel weight off the forks does for this bike! The added range is an ancillary benefit.

The tank transforms the bike.

Suspension soon.

Tank quick disconnects next.

PowerCell- thank you for your commitment to making this the best it can be!
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:08 PM   #269
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...an update after some more riding...

I have been commuting a decent amount with the SE lateley (shameful, I know) and decided to check out true capacity & range.

I assumed the 5.5 gal capacity and I usually get around 35 mpg when sort of behaving / droning / commuting.

I filled up the other day and was surprised to get just over 6 gallons in. The tank wasn't even completely empty. After filling, I rode 211 miles, then filled it to the brim again. I am still learning the fuel levels and keep forgetting to mark them on the tank... I need to do that.





I forgot to take a picture of the gas pump, but after 211 miles, I put in 5.91 gallons. I'm guessing I had less than 1/2 gal left.

Anyway... I'm stoked for a true 200 mile range. Now I know I could ride it in such a way that I could get 150 miles out of it, but it's good to know that I could milk 225ish miles if I had to. For adventure riding, I'll plan on looking for fuel after 180 miles most likely. I'll carry an extra 1/2 liter or so for some planned long excursions as a "SOL reserve", but for 95% of my riding, this is awesome!

An SE with more fuel range than an adventure, 30 lbs lighter, great ergo's and dirt bike front end feel, etc. Saweeeeeet!

It's not a bad (cough) commuter either!
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:22 AM   #270
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Is the SM seat higher, lower or similar to OE SE seat? Considering 950SE (which normally means it's in my garage within a couple of weeks...), but it's tall (though, so is my '09 690EnduroR).

If could lower seat an inch and increase fuel capasity it should be just perfect!

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Thanks to all for the clarifications!

Summed up, IF you get this particular tank, you will have to switch to the "SM" (sans "R") seat.

It's easy to see the difference if you compare the shape of the Corbin seat for the SMR to the same for the SM:

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