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Old 04-12-2007, 03:23 PM   #31
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The race is on!!!

===FREE pitcher of beer for the first to post a pic of the TE 610 with the new 5 gallon tank on it.===
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:13 PM   #32
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:56 PM   #33
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===FREE pitcher of beer for the first to post a pic of the TE 610 with the new 5 gallon tank on it.===
I'm in too for the second round! I needs to sees it on the bike....I'm vain like that. Plus IMS fitment....well....you know.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:58 PM   #34
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The first thing I'm going to do when I get my natural colored tank is load the bike up on a trailer and fill it up and see what it holds. And while doing so I'm going to mark each gallon on the tank like I did on my KLR---very handy to know how much gas you have. Of course--as with all tanks, I'm sure you won't be able to actually get all the gas out of the tank.

Free beer ??? I'm on dial-up so somebody will probably beat me !!!!!

I think it's possible that my tank gets to my house tomorow---Friday 4-13-07 as Halls is only 130 miles from me.

Oh my god !!!!
Friday the 13th !!!!
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Old 04-13-2007, 02:56 PM   #35
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Marc,
I don't think we are going to be able to use our Stitch panniers with the new design... I hope we can come up with some ideas. Also the cap might make using our tankbags a pita...I am glad we are getting the tank, but I do wish we could have had some creative input...make sure you post those pics...I just ordered my tank today so no beer for me

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Old 04-13-2007, 05:48 PM   #36
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You want big--you got big.

AAArrrrrrGGGggggHHHhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
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By The Way
I got 5.231 gallons in mine !!!

Questions---I know you have questions---well here's the answer except one as I haven't put gas in it yet.

Big--Big--Big
Uses blue side panels with incorparated air vent hole.
As slim as stock where you knees are.
Standard dirt bike gas cap----which may prohibit good use of a tank bag.
Super easy install---no problems. It the same as stock--except for gas line routing.
The only fastening point of the tank is the same front center bolt as the stock tank.
Tank panniers-------I don't know yet--probably not.
All mounting points for the blue side panels lined up nicely.
Tank vent------the gas cap appears to be not vented at all----so the tank vents out an opening in the tank that is in the same place as stock--------I may plug this and drill out the gas cap and let it vent there---less likely for a gas spill up higher.
I comes with all hardware---extra petcocks, hose, tees, hose routing clamps--gas cap.


But get this--------4 petcocks---yep 4---I counted'em 4 times.

2 of the petcocks are the same as stock---with 2 additional ones in each front lower lobe of the tank so you can suck all the gas out-------pretty clever--I thought a lot of tanks should have had this--so here it is !!!! They thoughtfully didn't mount these right on the bottom of the lobe where they would get knocked off----but on the bottom rear--out of harms way.
These petcocks (not mounted yet in my picture) are 1/2 inch above the top of the fuel inlet of the carburator. Only a few ounces of fuel could be possible left in this tank when ran empty.



They Did A Fantastic Job On This Tank
I think it was ingenius how they incorparated the blue stock side panels



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A Pitcher of A&W's finest root beer will be fine
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:57 PM   #37
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5 gallon model tank

This message about the tanks arrived today:
The tanks are $225. What color do you want? I might have the grays as early as next week. Probably 2 weeks for the natural.
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:00 PM   #38
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Hey Mark,

How much higher than the carb are the bottom of those bulbous wings of fuel? Is gravity going to do it's thing?

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Old 04-13-2007, 06:16 PM   #39
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Hey Mark,

How much higher than the carb are the bottom of those bulbous wings of fuel? Is gravity going to do it's thing?

Offroute
The petcocks are about 1/2 inch higher than the fuel inlet to the carburator---so only a few ounces could possilbly be left if you ran the tank dry.
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:29 PM   #40
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congrats to all you 610 owners, the Valdez iz reborn, that a kickass lookin tank, no adventure is too far now
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:32 PM   #41
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Saweeeeeet! What hardware does it come with? (petcocks, fuel lines, tees, etc.)
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:24 AM   #42
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Saweeeeeet! What hardware does it come with? (petcocks, fuel lines, tees, etc.)
It comes with everything----there is nothing else to buy. The only thing you need is some teflon tape for screwing in the extra petcocks for the 2 front lower petcocks. The original petcocks attach the same way the stockers do.

I'll get some gas in it tonight or tomorrow morning-----and we'll get the tale of the tape on that.
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:29 PM   #43
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As for fuel capacity, I have the 5 gal and was able to get a little over 18.3L into it (4.84 gal) before it began to leak out of the vent. Granted, this was in my tub so it probably would hold a couple more mL's on the bike with the right angle. Regardless, the directions say you should wash it... DO SO! I did my water measurement after washing it out 3 times and got a couple remaining bits of plastic from the moulding left in there. Skipping the wash step could cause a serious clog, a lot of plastic came out the first two times, more than enough to cause fuel delivery problems.
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:20 AM   #44
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I installed the tank on my SM610 yesterday (pictures to come). A few things to note, at least for my installation.

1. you might have to drill out the petcock holes in the lower lobes. On mine, the holes for the filter weren't big enough for the filter to fit through. I didn't need to touch the threaded area at all.

2. I needed to dremel out the holes for the studs that the tank fits onto near the seat. One one misaligned by about 2mm. I made one 1mm closer to the front and the other 1mm larger towards the back. I wasn't sure how much material I had to work with, so I split the difference.

3. I had to dremel out the top hole to make it longer towards the front. Not much, maybe 1.5mm.

4. The panels were a bit of a fight to get on, so just be aware they aren't a perfect fit. They do look OK, no warping or anything, just needed some work to get all the bolts lined up.
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:51 AM   #45
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I installed the tank on my SM610 yesterday (pictures to come). A few things to note, at least for my installation.

1. you might have to drill out the petcock holes in the lower lobes. On mine, the holes for the filter weren't big enough for the filter to fit through. I didn't need to touch the threaded area at all.

2. I needed to dremel out the holes for the studs that the tank fits onto near the seat. One one misaligned by about 2mm. I made one 1mm closer to the front and the other 1mm larger towards the back. I wasn't sure how much material I had to work with, so I split the difference.

3. I had to dremel out the top hole to make it longer towards the front. Not much, maybe 1.5mm.

4. The panels were a bit of a fight to get on, so just be aware they aren't a perfect fit. They do look OK, no warping or anything, just needed some work to get all the bolts lined up.
I had to do the same things you did Todd---no biggy--just a little patience. I did opt to grind on the studs on the frame rather than bore out the holes in the tank---I was afraid of ruining the tank.

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I got 5.231 gallons in mine !!!!
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