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Old 09-23-2011, 08:50 AM   #2746
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bigdon quote: "My TT tank is plumbed into the bottom of the main tank. Both tanks are vented separately. I have had no problems with the venting."

bigdon,

I've got a TT tank on order. Is the way you have yours plumbed in the way the directions say to do it? (Assuming it comes with instructions.)

Do you have to drill a hole in the main tank? I like the idea of being able to remove the TT tank for shorter trips and just run off the main.

I am trying to get prepared in advance so that I can put the tank on next weekend then do an quick 800 mi trip to NM the following weekend.

Any help anyone can give is appreciated!
(I know this is not addressed to me...but thought I'd contribute)

It does come with instructions, and it does state you need to drill the OEM tank. I didn't do that...I went through the vent PM me your email address and I'll send you a step-by-step that a buddy and I did so we can plumb it right (based on ALL the help from inmates here!)

I do recommend high quality EFI hose (1/4") and clamps (Stainless steel), along with a single quick disconnect (high flow, OMEGA)...

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Old 09-23-2011, 09:19 AM   #2747
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My tank was installed using the TT supplied directions. I had the dealer install. I called and got a price quote and thought that would be the way to go as I did not have time to do it. I think they quoted roughly $300 to install. When I picked it up the bill was $700. I was pissed and will not use that dealer again.
My tank was installed using the TT supplied fuel lines and petcocks which are junk when used with the gas that is available in Texas. The petcocks started leaking in just a few weeks and the fuel lines started to leak in 4-6 months.

DO NOT I repeat DO Not use the supplied stuff.
I had to remove the stock tank to be able to change out the fuel lines.I also installed Quality Pingle Petcocks at about $70 each.

As far as taking the TT tank off and running the bike. Mine is installed with self sealing quick disconnects. The tank will come off in about 15 minuets . I have never tried to reinstall the stock plastics but would think they will not fit because of the extra mounting points for the TT Tank. It would run but be very ugly!

IMO YMMV
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:03 PM   #2748
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:47 PM   #2749
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:40 AM   #2750
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camchain rail

I'm wondering wether to rip the engine down and see if the camchain tensioner rail need replacing (30000 miles covered) but looking at what needs to be taken apart I'm now thinking leave alone, what do you think guys?
I know Walter ripped his motor down but I don't recall the rail being replaced or worn.
If I don't do it now that means 70000 miles on the bike before I'm home again.

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Old 09-25-2011, 10:26 AM   #2751
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:09 AM   #2752
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I'm wondering wether to rip the engine down and see if the camchain tensioner rail need replacing (30000 miles covered) but looking at what needs to be taken apart I'm now thinking leave alone, what do you think guys?
I would not worry about it, sounds like a pretty far fetched & more of a theoretical problem scenario to me. Can't think why mere 30.000 miles on Rotax would wear that cam rail down...
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:45 PM   #2753
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I'm wondering wether to rip the engine down and see if the camchain tensioner rail need replacing (30000 miles covered) but looking at what needs to be taken apart I'm now thinking leave alone, what do you think guys?
I know Walter ripped his motor down but I don't recall the rail being replaced or worn.
If I don't do it now that means 70000 miles on the bike before I'm home again.

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I had no discernible wear on the two plastic rails mate ... so left them alone and didnt replace them
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:27 PM   #2754
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Eek TT Tank quick R&R...

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My tank was installed using the TT supplied directions. I had the dealer install. I called and got a price quote and thought that would be the way to go as I did not have time to do it. I think they quoted roughly $300 to install. When I picked it up the bill was $700. I was pissed and will not use that dealer again.
My tank was installed using the TT supplied fuel lines and petcocks which are junk when used with the gas that is available in Texas. The petcocks started leaking in just a few weeks and the fuel lines started to leak in 4-6 months.

DO NOT I repeat DO Not use the supplied stuff.
I had to remove the stock tank to be able to change out the fuel lines.I also installed Quality Pingle Petcocks at about $70 each.

As far as taking the TT tank off and running the bike. Mine is installed with self sealing quick disconnects. The tank will come off in about 15 minuets . I have never tried to reinstall the stock plastics but would think they will not fit because of the extra mounting points for the TT Tank. It would run but be very ugly!

IMO YMMV
I agree, after installing my TT tank I can't see where the stock plastics would fit back on the bike. if you wanted to remove it getting the upgraded fuel lines and quick diskconnects would let you do that, but you would likly need a custom cover of some kind or modify the stock plasticks to make them fit with the mounting bracket setup for the TT tank.

Good luck!
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:15 AM   #2755
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Cheers guys, I'm a great believer in if it ain't broken etc etc.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:20 AM   #2756
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oil filter

hi all,
going to do my first oil change. what do you guys like for an oil filter? what size? 2007 bmw 650x challenge
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:54 AM   #2757
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hi all,
going to do my first oil change. what do you guys like for an oil filter? what size? 2007 bmw 650x challenge
I buy them from Beemer Boneyard

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/11412343118m.html

They also sell a 4 pack and the crush washers, which is what I buy:

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/oilfilters1.html

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/11412343118m4fcw.html
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:09 AM   #2758
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BTW, I just listed a new Staintune pipe for the G650X in the Flea Market if anyone is interested ->

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728980
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:52 PM   #2759
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TT Tank

I recently installed the TT Tank. Mine is installed per the instructions. I couldn't picture a reason to remove it for shorter rides. If your worried about the weight of the gas making it heavy in corners on short rides, just don't fill it. Honestly on my recent ride with it filled to capacity I didn't notice it in corners at all. My use is about 70% dirt (single track and double track).
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:46 AM   #2760
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Oil change question--

I know you are supposed to change the oil with it hot, but why specifically?
If the motor is cold and you drain the crankcase and the reservoir up top, what is the difference hot or cold?
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