ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-24-2012, 02:20 AM   #13066
robmoto
Beastly Adventurer
 
robmoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Australia
Oddometer: 3,828
I like da udder 1 too. .

Raymond we all told you not to buy that bike you wanker, only kidding,.

Ray I found this
http://www.por15.com/US-STANDARD-TAN...oductinfo/TSG/

you can buy a kit with everything you need to do the job I used this one.
http://www.por15.com/CYCLE-TANK-REPA...ductinfo/CTRK/
__________________
I ride alone and not a KTM in sight .
Menace Racing supported by Robmoto Industries

robmoto screwed with this post 05-24-2012 at 02:26 AM
robmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 04:11 AM   #13067
robmoto
Beastly Adventurer
 
robmoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Australia
Oddometer: 3,828
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
Here's a few random videos from my life with my DR750.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3cvSeITKhA
Tony absoulutly fantastic and very fast dusty stuff, I have watched it over and over . love it mate.
__________________
I ride alone and not a KTM in sight .
Menace Racing supported by Robmoto Industries
robmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 04:18 AM   #13068
Tony T
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Oddometer: 1,422
You don't get out a lot do you, Rob...................

Ta mate. Those videos were shot over a 10 year period. There's more but no that interesting.
Tony T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 05:02 AM   #13069
Resi
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Resi's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Nassau Area
Oddometer: 211
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ladder106 View Post
Ideas ???
Ray, is it a pre-1994 without the connecting rod under the tank?
It connects the left with the right side of the tank, the bolt is in the near of the fuel cock.

I have a spare 1993 fuel tank with a small break right in the near of the mounting holes, so maybe this is one idea.

Cheers,
Lars
Resi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 06:10 AM   #13070
d33t
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Russia, Motorcycle Hell
Oddometer: 27
Had a bit of free time yesterday:

d33t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 08:28 AM   #13071
Ladder106
It's a short cut, really
 
Ladder106's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Oddometer: 4,926
Quote:
Ray, is it a pre-1994 without the connecting rod under the tank?
Yes, it's a 93. No connecting rod under the tank.

Maybe this is why Suzuki developed the connecting rod.

If I search for a new tank, should I be looking for 94 and later? Will a 94 tank fit the 93 frame?


Rob, thanks for the sealant links.....this looks like a "HazMat" project. If it's a seal leaking, I think I'd rather just get a new tank.

Ladder106 screwed with this post 05-24-2012 at 08:35 AM
Ladder106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 10:55 AM   #13072
nave
Nave
 
nave's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Israel
Oddometer: 353
Quote:
Originally Posted by d33t View Post
Had a bit of free time yesterday:

hey :)
Are you going to move the seat forward all the way yo the gas tank.
Thet way you will have a better seating position for offraod.
you'r going to enjuy that bike!
nave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 11:33 PM   #13073
ztaj
jatz
 
ztaj's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Nelson-ish New Zealand
Oddometer: 917
Quote:
Originally Posted by robmoto View Post
I like da udder 1 too. .

Raymond we all told you not to buy that bike you wanker, only kidding,.
I almost spat my coffee all over the screen

Nice one Rob

Cool Video TonyT. The Big's have a distinctive sound... I was watching the vid on the smartphone in the lounge and Mrs Ztaj was in the spare room and new I was watching a video of a Big, simply because of the sound.

ztaj screwed with this post 05-24-2012 at 11:49 PM
ztaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 12:19 AM   #13074
Ladder106
It's a short cut, really
 
Ladder106's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Oddometer: 4,926
Quote:
I like da udder 1 too. .

Raymond we all told you not to buy that bike you wanker, only kidding,
So this is the kind of assistance I can expect from you lot on the 43, eh..... sounds like a loyal SR41 following has emerged as an underground sub-group here.

So do I (like the other one, too, that is). But I also like this one. It's just going to need a bit of time and fixing. I'm planning to have the best SR43 in the USA....easy cause (like Tiggr) it's the ONLY one!


On the tank leak...more like a slight ooze. I think it's coming from somewhere in the rear of the tank. Is there a weak spot there? Resi mentioned something about this area being bad.

Had a 100 mile on it today to get the VIN verified for Kaleeforneea registration. That has to be the first step. Paperwork, tax, fees.....arrrgh.

Anyways after arriving back home I drained the tank dry since it'll be a few days before I get to looking at the tank and Carole simply can NOT stand having the garage smell like a petrol station and keeps threatening to throw the BBQ igniter out there if I don't fix it.

Meanwhile I'll be back on the 41.

Rob, If you can get your hands on a 2000 GSXR silencer, you should really give it a go. Very nice deep sound that I think you'll like. If all the DR650 riders in Aus. haven't snapped them up yet, you might find one locally for a low price.

Ladder106 screwed with this post 05-25-2012 at 12:24 AM
Ladder106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 01:16 AM   #13075
Resi
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Resi's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Nassau Area
Oddometer: 211
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ladder106 View Post
Yes, it's a 93. No connecting rod under the tank.

Maybe this is why Suzuki developed the connecting rod.

If I search for a new tank, should I be looking for 94 and later? Will a 94 tank fit the 93 frame?

.
Ray, it will fit ;) I heard about some guys who weld two flaps on the tank to provide the connecting rod...

Cheers,
Lars
Resi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 02:59 AM   #13076
robmoto
Beastly Adventurer
 
robmoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Australia
Oddometer: 3,828
Gidday James, whats up with your BIG , .
__________________
I ride alone and not a KTM in sight .
Menace Racing supported by Robmoto Industries
robmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 05:39 AM   #13077
the_sad_punk
Gnarly Adventurer
 
the_sad_punk's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Eire
Oddometer: 353
Wouldnt bother looking for/buying/shipping a 'new' tank when a couple hours applying this
http://www.caswellplating.com/restor...nk-sealer.html
Will seal it forever and is 100% ethanol proof too. Lot of your brethern using it on capo tanks where ethanol is warping the sh1t out of them due to the water content seperating out of mix. You gotta love ethanol!!
the_sad_punk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 07:23 AM   #13078
bluesman
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Hoegaarden, Belgium
Oddometer: 3,288
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ladder106 View Post
Yes, it's a 93. No connecting rod under the tank.

Maybe this is why Suzuki developed the connecting rod.

If I search for a new tank, should I be looking for 94 and later? Will a 94 tank fit the 93 frame?


Rob, thanks for the sealant links.....this looks like a "HazMat" project. If it's a seal leaking, I think I'd rather just get a new tank.
This is exactly what I had in Morocco with fuel tank from donor bike.
I almost 100% sure I know where it is leaking.
There is small 90-degrees bent pipe coming from left inner side of tank, connected to top spigot of fuel tap.
It leaks around that pipe. Almost impossible to find when tank removed.
Mechanic in Morocco welded it for me with brass weld for something like 20 euro.
I have 2 perfectly good SR43 tanks now. But - getting it welded will cost you less than delivery.
bluesman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 07:27 AM   #13079
bluesman
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Hoegaarden, Belgium
Oddometer: 3,288
leaking area marked red
bluesman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 10:04 AM   #13080
Ladder106
It's a short cut, really
 
Ladder106's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Oddometer: 4,926
Tanks Thanks

Thanks for the suggestions and sealer links, guys. Also, Bluesman, thanks for taking the time to post the diagram.

Dunno if the outlet pipe is the place since the ooze is coming from the right (as you sit on the bike) side not the left.

Going to remove the tanks today, fill it back up and throw some talc powder around to play "find the wet spot".

I like the epoxy sealer best so far....it's rather like "Tanks Sealer for Dummies" which is perfect. My worry with the other stuff was the inability to "clean" a leak in the seam since the cleaners would likely not flow well into a small crack. Sounds like the epoxy would just seal around it instead.

Ultimately, I really have nothing to loose as the tank is not usable as it sits.....particularly with a wife threatening to blow up the garage


Only thing I'm still wondering about is the "Water Drain Hose" ???
Ladder106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014