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Old 09-16-2010, 04:49 AM   #376
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Now this was interesting.
My LF light came on yesterday at 212. I kept driving to work and parked it. At the end of the day while riding home the F came up again and started counting up from zero again. I never cleared the LF lamp.
I'm gathering that additional fuel drained from the aux tank and right tank to raise the left level enough for the level switch to reset.
I got another 20 miles before the Fuel came on again. That was 230.
I rode home without issue. Odo sitting near 240 now.
Like Ned noted additional mileage.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:41 AM   #377
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Ned, With your aux tank installed about on average how far do you normally push it when the light comes on?
I find it varies from install to install. When I was in Africa last year, we had 3 950's with the tank on the trip, all ridden side by side with the same jetting, and while we found our consumption was very similar, the lights never came on at the same time. I think it depends on how you route the hose, etc... what I would do is fill as quickly as possible after the light comes on a few times to get a sense for how much fuel remains, and go from there.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:55 AM   #378
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Filled up at the gas station for the first time. I now see why others have modified the KTM pannier racks. What a PITA to fill the aux tank.
That's next on my mod list.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:35 PM   #379
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install complete...finally!

well, i got my 2-1 and aux tank a while back but just finally got through getting it all set up properly and completely. I had put up the tank but not done any of the plumbing. I had done the exhaust but some things just didn't seem to fit right. After ruining my graphite rings and then having to wait 2 weeks to get new ones..i was aggravated and just put it up kind of half-ass. Finally this Saturday i got in the garage and got it done....right!

Here are a few pics that might help others during the install.








As mentioned previously, Happy Trails rack has to be modified


I filled up all tanks yesterday and didn't have any issue filling up the aux tank with the Happy Trails rack
I am so glad i finally got this done !
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:35 AM   #380
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Neduro...

I understand these tanks won't work with the Jesse racks? Any plans for a modified version that will, or would it compromise the capacity too much to even make it worthwhile in your opinion?
Know of any other built-in tanks that will work with Jesses?
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:21 AM   #381
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I understand these tanks won't work with the Jesse racks? Any plans for a modified version that will, or would it compromise the capacity too much to even make it worthwhile in your opinion?
Know of any other built-in tanks that will work with Jesses?
The racks can be modified fairly readily (cutting/ welding required) but the Jesse bags sold for 950s turn in under the rack and that interferes, which is a bit more involved to fix. We don't have plans for another version- it's hard enough to pay for a mold once, let alone twice. I'm not aware of any other built in tank options at all, save the ginourmous aqualine front tanks, which IMO compromise handling when full.

Sorry I'm not more help!
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:34 AM   #382
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The racks can be modified fairly readily (cutting/ welding required) but the Jesse bags sold for 950s turn in under the rack and that interferes, which is a bit more involved to fix. We don't have plans for another version- it's hard enough to pay for a mold once, let alone twice. I'm not aware of any other built in tank options at all, save the ginourmous aqualine front tanks, which IMO compromise handling when full.

Sorry I'm not more help!
Yes I have the Odyssey II bags on my 990 and figured as much. I may go back to Plan A, which is gutting the left OEM pipe, extending it down with stainless and turning it into the aux tank.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:38 AM   #383
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Yes I have the Odyssey II bags on my 990 and figured as much. I may go back to Plan A, which is gutting the left OEM pipe, extending it down with stainless and turning it into the aux tank.
That sounds fascinating. I saw pics of a V-STrom that had a Stealth Tool-tube like that.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:37 AM   #384
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The racks can be modified fairly readily (cutting/ welding required) but the Jesse bags sold for 950s turn in under the rack and that interferes, which is a bit more involved to fix. We don't have plans for another version- it's hard enough to pay for a mold once, let alone twice. I'm not aware of any other built in tank options at all, save the ginourmous aqualine front tanks, which IMO compromise handling when full.

Sorry I'm not more help!

It's a LOT easier to cut and modify alumimum to fit around the Adventure tank. That is what I did to my Happy Trails Tarhee's which cut under on my 990 even more than the Jesse's.

Here is a pic after I cut out what was needed for clearance, cut the parts to fill it back in and then took to a good aluminum welder who put in solid beads. You can cut aluminum with a jigsaw, bandsaw or table saw, it's soft, and easy to file too.





I really think the Adventure tank was worth making the luggage mods for.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:16 PM   #385
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I think in the case of the Jesses that the rack itself might interfere with the tank. Hard to say without seeing the tank.
Just got an email back from the manufacturer that Safari tanks probably won't work with my Hepco crashbars too. It seems all my shots are hitting me squarely in the foot!

Hmm...Plan C...half fill the tires with Unleaded...Plan D - never go further than 75 miles away from the last gas stop
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #386
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2:1 install

Has anyone done the 2:1 who has FMF Ti Q2s pipes? The previous owner of my bike installed as below:



I noticed there are 2 rubber/plastic rings pressed into each silencer (thin outer one, thicker inner one). Removing the outer one:



the 2:1 flange fits into the header:


I'll try bending the 2:1 mounts to move the entire 2:1 outwards a little so the top goes in as far as the bottom. I think I just need the outer seal removed (not the inner). Does anyone know? Else I'll verify w/ FMF.

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Old 09-26-2010, 05:07 PM   #387
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I've got FMF silencer. Don't recall any fitament issue like you are showing. I attached the FMF to the pipe first then went to tie it down to the frame. I had to do some doctoring to the subrame bracket to get it to mount up.

Here in the desert, no rust like that either.
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:26 PM   #388
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Just looked at my leftover can. It has a flush flange. Yours is raised & rusted. Both my rings are installed. My pipe plate is flat on the can on the installed one.

Both my rings are metal.
Let's take this to PM. Pics coming your way.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:32 PM   #389
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Has anyone mounted up the tank with SW Motech quick release racks?
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:45 AM   #390
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Has anyone mounted up the tank with SW Motech quick release racks?
We got your email, and I've been searching to find if a customer has done this before, without luck. So I'm curious for the answer, too!
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