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Old 09-15-2014, 11:08 AM   #5506
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Updated or your own safari lower tank brace? Doesn't look like the knob cutting lock up the front wheel tank brace I have.
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:48 PM   #5507
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... the air is quiet at 70 mph on the highway, without an additional screen extension. And in the dirt, it is obviously fine.

If you put a giant gas tank on the bike, you don't have a lean and mean dirt bike anymore, and adding a windscreen takes away from the beauty. JMHO
Well said

I'm not knocking windscreens to each his own

I'm 6'-1" & NEVER rode ANY bike with a screen that didn't put wind in my face & have horrible buffeting

70mph wind w/o a screen is fine with me.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:17 PM   #5508
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I have the 690 Windscreen on my 950. IMO, it moves the air off the chest. I think it helps, but I'm a dirt bike guy, what do I know?

The biggest improvement was getting a better helmet. Full moto helmet is a killer.

Non of my buddies understand my SE. They alll say the tanks too small, no wind protection, yada, yada. Yet they don't like their 1200CC bikes on gravel roads.

No perfect bike exists, that's for sure. But i knew I had to own a 950 SE and at least get it out of my system.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:30 PM   #5509
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Well said

I'm not knocking windscreens to each his own

I'm 6'-1" & NEVER rode ANY bike with a screen that didn't put wind in my face & have horrible buffeting

70mph wind w/o a screen is fine with me.
You've obviously never tried a 1970's wind jammer! Uglier than sin, but boy do they ever work!
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:36 AM   #5510
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You've obviously never tried a 1970's wind jammer! Uglier than sin, but boy do they ever work!
Those were seriously ugly. Sometimes it's good to have form follow function, but aesthetics is still a decent part of the motorcycle experience. Bastardizing our perfectly functioning bikes should be kept to a minimum. For instance, when I decided 3.5 gallons wasn't enough, I just converted the bike to two-into-one exhaust, and made the left can an auxiliary gas tank. An extra 1.5, getting the total to 5 without making the bike look like a pregnant hump whale!

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Old 09-16-2014, 09:06 AM   #5511
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Fantastic... No doubt the cleanest set up yet. Love it!
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:07 AM   #5512
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:18 AM   #5513
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made the left can an auxiliary gas tank.]
What did that end up weighing with it gutted out?
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:06 PM   #5514
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Those were seriously ugly. Sometimes it's good to have form follow function, but aesthetics is still a decent part of the motorcycle experience. Bastardizing our perfectly functioning bikes should be kept to a minimum. For instance, when I decided 3.5 gallons wasn't enough, I just converted the bike to two-into-one exhaust, and made the left can an auxiliary gas tank. An extra 1.5, getting the total to 5 without making the bike look like a pregnant hump whale!

Giving you a range of approx 180 miles. Which for you, may be perfect. I prefer to go further between stops so I run a Safari. So when you need to go further than 180 miles, you add a 2 gallon rotopax, yes? To me, that kills the convenience. You run your three tanks with a combined 7 gallons, and I'll run my beach whale with 8. Different strokes, different solutions. There is no better answer.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:46 PM   #5515
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Giving you a range of approx 180 miles. Which for you, may be perfect. I prefer to go further between stops so I run a Safari. So when you need to go further than 180 miles, you add a 2 gallon rotopax, yes? To me, that kills the convenience. You run your three tanks with a combined 7 gallons, and I'll run my beach whale with 8. Different strokes, different solutions. There is no better answer.
Don't apply logic and reason....you will get him all nutted up.....

5 gallons = 150 miles in the dez...
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:13 PM   #5516
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You run your three tanks with a combined 7 gallons, and I'll run my beach whale with 8. Different strokes, different solutions. There is no better answer.
I love my safari for slab running and fire roads, but hate it for off road, especially in technical with a full tank. Just simply too much weight on front wheel. Also hate that it eats my frame up and leaves scabs showing when you go back to a stocker. For off road (sand, mud, rocks, tough trails, etc) I prefer the stock tank and a rear aux tank (mine is 1.8 gal). Weight better distributed on bike in that set up for me at least and I haven't had a deep truly off road situation where I needed the safari's range. The 150+ works fine, at least for me. One thing to note is the safari tank empty and unplumbed weighs less than 2lbs more than an unplumbed empty stock tank. It holds a bunch more fuel, but is not much heavier so if you don't need to fill it its not much more on the front end than a stock tank if you only run about 3-4gal... FWIW.
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:20 PM   #5517
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Don't apply logic and reason....you will get him all nutted up.....

5 gallons = 150 miles in the dez...
True that. How long until the Military grade, urban assault vehicle joins the conversation ?
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:56 PM   #5518
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... but I'm a dirt bike guy ...
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I've never owned a bike w/o Knobbies

Well .... I've owned 2 super Moto bikes with one of them having street tires.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:04 AM   #5519
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just re-bump THIS POST to show how it looks with all the 990 SMT parts on







you know, 18ltrs in the tank allows at least 120 miles
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:48 AM   #5520
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just re-bump THIS POST to show how it looks with all the 990 SMT parts on







you know, 18ltrs in the tank allows at least 120 miles
How easy is the conversation?
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