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Old 07-15-2006, 02:10 AM   #1
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aux' tanks

hopefully going to buy some rear tanks off MikeCummins someday... but in the meantime and in preparation for the OCR trip.... spent some quality time with BigGreg in the workshop! (he did all the clever stuff, like glueing the aluminium sheet together)

my SWMotech racks have an enormous gap between the plates and the side covers / exhaust when fitted on the bike... so I figured that'd be a neat space to fill with some small tanks...

here, fuel on the left and water tank on the right.



mounting tabs and brackets welded.... tomorrow the fitoff

water tank 4.25 ltrs, fuel.... exactly 5 ltrs, should be good for 600kms on the road
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:00 AM   #2
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:01 AM   #3
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Did you build a coffee perk into the water tank? Looks close enough to the exhaust to boil water if you nail it for a couple of hundred K's

I can loan you a 20 litre flexible Jerry if you need it.
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:14 AM   #4
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hopefully going to buy some rear tanks off MikeCummins someday... but in the meantime and in preparation for the OCR trip.... spent some quality time with BigGreg in the workshop! (he did all the clever stuff, like glueing the aluminium sheet together)
Mmm rear tanks
So have you got him started on some Rallye stylee bashplates ?

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Old 07-15-2006, 03:35 AM   #5
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Did you build a coffee perk into the water tank? Looks close enough to the exhaust to boil water if you nail it for a couple of hundred K's

I can loan you a 20 litre flexible Jerry if you need it.
the water filler's big enough to get a tea bag down! and I got one of them fancy jet-boil thingies coming for the coffee... see I know this cool bloke who 'knows' people and makes shit happen!!

BJ and I are only planning on a stage of the gunbarrel that's about 400kms between fuel stops.... plus a bit of a secret side detour (white-man bizness)


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Mmm rear tanks
So have you got him started on some Rallye stylee bashplates ?
yep, they're next cab off the rank (but being a ktm rider, I don't need thet many tools, extra fuel / water capacity is always a good thing)... just need to refine the LC files, then fab some up.
Planning on a simple fit-up to the existing plate with a few well positioned connection points that should be do-able in one's own garage.

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Old 07-15-2006, 03:46 AM   #6
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Nice work, you bastard
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:59 AM   #7
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Nice work, you bastard
you know me Dave!.... wot get my delicate hands dirty in the workshop? I think not...


but rest assured, I will toast the full moon and stars....and the red dirt in your honor.... and make your apologies to the vastnessof it all.....

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maybe in 2008 Ms DRF jnr might like an adventure? or Tas in 2007....


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Old 07-15-2006, 04:09 AM   #8
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That's pretty damn cool! Are they rubber mounted? Wouldn't want to snap a tab off in the middle of no where.
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:19 AM   #9
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Envious Trev ... I have the same rack !
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:23 AM   #10
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Well done!!!!
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nah ST23, I'm a 'waster' but I've got a few good mates! ...



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That's pretty damn cool! Are they rubber mounted? Wouldn't want to snap a tab off in the middle of no where.
no rubber in here, but tanks are 3mm, the tabs and brackets are all 4mm thick, and I'm told.... feature 'full penetration welds'

wheelies should be real easy now (plus I have some andystrapz insurance)

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Old 07-15-2006, 04:33 AM   #11
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Envious Trev ... I have the same rack !
BigGreg loves 'foreigners'.....

I'll post some more pics tomorrow following inlet / outlet fitting, plumbing etc.
This iteration (v1.0) required some 'removal' of material from the Motech rack to clear tank brackets etc. The lower return fold was entirely removed and the top fold was notched to provide clearance on the top, 'tank to plate bracket mount'

I'm counting on the tanks to provide ample structure to the motech plates as I only use soft bags....

the bonus with motech racks, is that they are a 5 second disconnect!
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:57 AM   #12
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:19 AM   #13
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finally got 'em mounted up... with bags on.



fuel side...


fuel tap.... think I'll be adding a welded 'crash' loop over it just to be sure


and the water tank..


road test tomorrow
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:39 AM   #14
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What's the words you would use?

Ah yes...

BIG STIFFY!

But where is the butter conditioner?
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:39 AM   #15
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I wish that I could build cool stuff like that - good work, nice design!
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