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Old 10-02-2007, 09:23 PM   #106
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I am in the market for a set of tank protectors if they are still being made....

thx, scott
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:33 PM   #107
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I busted my gas tank reaL GOOD. I counted so many cracks in so many places that I decided to skeep repair option.I think plastic itself wasn't cured properly or something. It's at least 8 years old, so who knows.
I got used rally tank 28L, which came with corbin seat. From a member, got a good deal on it.
Anyway, Chris sent me a set of protection. It looks like very substential protection.
Here some pictures:




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Old 03-24-2008, 05:51 PM   #108
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I busted my gas tank reaL GOOD. I counted so many cracks in so many places that I decided to skeep repair option.I think plastic itself wasn't cured properly or something. It's at least 8 years old, so who knows.
I got used rally tank 28L, which came with corbin seat. From a member, got a good deal on it.
Anyway, Chris sent me a set of protection. It looks like very substential protection.
Here some pictures:




Where can a guy get a set of these?
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:54 PM   #109
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Where can a guy get a set of these?
Read through this thread and you will have your answer, if ChrisBarnes1 is still making them.
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:52 PM   #110
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640 Adventure Tank Protection

I read through the post and just emailed Chris to see if he is still making them and/or has any available. When I hear something, I will post it on here. I really hope that I can get a set as they really look great and solve a major problem by protecting the tank.

more later..........

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Old 05-15-2008, 07:59 PM   #111
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Hello everyone. Thought I would let you all know that Chris Barnes is alive and well, and I have the proof on my bike. Just a couple weeks since contacting him and voila! Man, he sure does nice work. Ridiculously easy to install, and they should protect the tank from any more abrasion -and protect the silly hangy-downy petcock waiting to get ripped off. I asked if he minded that I post pics, and he said go for it, so he is still in business. Thumbs up for a job well done.







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Old 06-04-2008, 02:41 AM   #112
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Looks great, are those kevlar one's still available or just carbon...??
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:34 AM   #113
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Chris,

Just emailed you about your tank guards. I have an 03 Adventure and if possible would take the kevlar over the CF, more concerned with abrasion resistance than good looks!!!!!! but will take whatever you have no problem. Also my bike has been castrated so no petcock if that matters. Money's on the way as soon as I hear from you !!!!!!!

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Old 06-30-2008, 07:18 PM   #114
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Hi guys, I just picked up a 06 adventure with a set of Chris's tank gaurds uninstalled.

How are you guys fastening them? I'm assuming RTV and if so what kind do you recommend and how much do you use. Also are you sealing the edges or just putting big blobs every so often.

It looks like I'll have to devise a way to keep pressure on them till the sealant hardens as to limit the gaps. Thanks for any suggestions, bye.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:14 PM   #115
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From Chris:

"....first apply some clear self adhesive film (THIN) to the area of the tank using the guards as a guide (the sort that has none setting adhesive and is used to protect paint). The guards can then be attached using a clear bathroom grade silicone in strategic blobs with a thin film around the edge (and wipe off excess before it cures). Hold in place with lots of duct tape etc and leave overnight to cure. If you apply the silicone direct to the tank and want to remove them then it really sticks and might pull paint. The curing process also might affect the paint and the film will help prevent this. The thin film adhesive will soften with gentle heat so stands a chance of pulling away when required. You could go for a less permanent adhesive (but they might come off)--or you could go for a more direct application if they are likely to be permanent--and covering an already damaged tank for example."


I skipped the film and stuck'em straight on. YMMV.
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:35 PM   #116
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Thanks Jiminy, just what I was looking for. I think I'll try your method.

I once used that clear adhesive film to stop some luggage straps from marring the finnish on a ducati that I once had. Well it worked but when I removed the film it removed all the clearcoat also. God I love those Ducs. Thanks again man!
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:36 PM   #117
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Hi,

What adhesives have you been using on the polyethelyne hard parts tanks?

Thanks,

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Old 04-23-2009, 06:41 PM   #118
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Hi,

What adhesives have you been using on the polyethelyne hard parts tanks?

Thanks,

Steve
Since the PE tanks breathe gas fumes, adhesives should not stay, um, adhered. I'd be interested in the answer you get too.

P.S. I tried a gentler adhesive on my PA tank (not a breather) - fugitive bond adhesive - but it didn't work because the guards are slightly smaller than the tanks and need a stronger adhesive to keep them from springing off. The only way around this is if Chris were to use a slightly larger model of the tank for a mold so when they shrink during curing they are the correct size, but that is only an issue for those trying weaker adhesives.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:59 PM   #119
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is this still around??
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:28 AM   #120
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I am interested in a set, are they still available?
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