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Old 11-29-2004, 04:09 PM   #46
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If they are gonna fabricate something it would be nice of them to connect a toolbox to the inside or bottom. if they need more strength for the weight maybe a kit with something to buttress the rear subframe ... dang, couldn't think of a different word.
And a turbo charger, and a place to barbeque a burger on the tail pipe--LOL
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Old 11-29-2004, 11:45 PM   #47
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And a turbo charger, and a place to barbeque a burger on the tail pipe--LOL

mmmmmm, burger.........
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Old 11-30-2004, 12:57 AM   #48
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KTiM

I think posted this link some time back.

Aux tanks

Stay on the German page, go to the shop then KTM then LC4 and scroll down.
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Old 11-30-2004, 05:10 AM   #49
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I think posted this link some time back.

Aux tanks

Stay on the German page, go to the shop then KTM then LC4 and scroll down.
Interesting. Their exhaust solution looks like a good compromise, although I would not want the stock anchor cantilevered way back there! I wonder what thickness they are using, and how much bonding vs welding is going on?

The Rallye skid plate on the DR Big is a work of art!

Anybody try these?
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:24 AM   #50
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Yes, thanks for posting it again. That is the only dual solution I have seen.
I guess aluminum cures any potential tank melting problems but, somehow I personally feel a flexy black plastic is sexier than a denty shiney metal. But, I guess you can't have it all. So I guess with the exchange etc... you are looking at 600+Shipping for the aluminium tanks, plus pipe rerouting or replacement costs, and maybe a heavier spring. This could easily turn into a 1,000+ dollar project for a 100+ mile range increase.----Yikes! Thats about 10 bucks per mile gained. I think I'll buy an akrapovic FIRST if I got that kind of dough.

I guess the gravity situation would negate making the aluminium skid plate into a tank? (albeit a smaller one= 8.5 Liter vs. 10 Liter). Seems like a better place to hang or distribute the extra weight (less Mody-spendy too) but, the gravity thing sucks. Oh! I guess if you hit a rock just right you might make a spark--Kaboom! Katoom???
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:45 AM   #51
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I guess the gravity situation would negate making the aluminium skid plate into a tank? (albeit a small one).
Though the ADV fuel pump would be better at "pushing" the fuel rather then drawing it up, if the line could maintain prime, the pump should be able to maintain fuel flow. (Just guessing, no idea how strong these Mikuni vacum pumps are.)
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Old 11-30-2004, 07:09 AM   #52
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Skid-TANK

Yes, the adventure pumps just might be able to pull it though I'm not sure if that would induce extra stess on their job. Another idea would be to put a pump in the skid to help out or even boost it into the main tank. O.k. so the skid plate is about 876 USD+ shipping but, you don't have to mod ANYTHING( aside from this gravity thing) and the weight is in a better spot. I also like that this tank would be easier to get on and off the bike instead of the rear tanks which would be difficult with Pannier racks mounted (also easier to stow).
So, the two burning questions are....If I tag a rock when this skid tanks is all fumey, does aluminium make a spark where I could go --BOOM!!?? And if not, what are all the options about getting around this Gravity thing? The only issue I see beyond that is that there may be a little interference when dabbing since it seems to stick out a little bit. The 1.5 Liter difference in capacity does not bother me considering the weight is in a better spot and more easily accessed considering panniers would be mounted.
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Old 11-30-2004, 07:12 AM   #53
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I think posted this link some time back.

Aux tanks

Stay on the German page, go to the shop then KTM then LC4 and scroll down.
Ah yes, the old school hospital bed-pans...
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Old 11-30-2004, 07:17 AM   #54
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Ah yes, the old school hospital bed-pans...
Yes, but this bed pan will provide the coveted Stock Fuel tank protection everyone craves and perhaps even another 100 miles of range!
I'm not sure if the existing water filler caps will accept the fueling nozzle and whether I go BOOM when I tag a rock???? Sounds like it has a 6mm armour plate.
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Old 11-30-2004, 07:26 AM   #55
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Yes, but this bed pan will provide the coveted Stock Fuel tank protection everyone craves and perhaps even another 100 miles of range!
I'm not sure if the existing water filler caps will accept the fueling nozzle and whether I go BOOM when I tag a rock????
not the bash plate thingey swampy, the ones that KTiM posted awhile back (that Bucky posted in this thread).



The bash plate on that page might have more liquid capacity than the KTM one:



and it has a sight hole for the oil level window... but it doesn't look as sturdy somehow?

besides you have protection from your crash bars, unless you didnt like the replacement bar HB sent?
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Old 11-30-2004, 08:42 AM   #56
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Still have not recieved the HB replacement yet but, yes, I am a little fixated on this bash plate tank thingy " MotorSchutze". It does appear to sport more capacity than the KTM and its nice that they accomodated the oil site glass where as the KTM does not. Sturdiness is difficult to judge by photos but, I guess it protrudes a bit more. I was in the process of E-mailing the manufacturers to get their opinion on my wacky idea--athough I reckon they will want dissuade me so they can sell me the whole shebang (rear tanks too)
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:11 AM   #57
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Pretty sexy, yet pretty expensive. Hmm, I have an idea...


625-675Euros

reminds me of


$38.40 USD

Can you see where this going?

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Old 11-30-2004, 09:19 AM   #58
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Can you see where this going?
how bout just telling us... you gonna make some copies? be nice to the shovel man.
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Old 11-30-2004, 10:44 AM   #59
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Pretty sexy, yet pretty expensive. Hmm, I have an idea...


625-675Euros

reminds me of


$38.40 USD

Can you see where this going?

Hey, If you got the fabricating skills, I'm sure you and your shovel can make a cheaper version and give us genuine gas filler caps too!!
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:04 AM   #60
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Another downside that I see is that this Motorschutze tank will make a fantastic mud scoop/accumulator where the front wheel throws it into the scoop.
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