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Old 06-13-2012, 09:33 AM   #46
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I just scored a Heinrich. I thought the model number was 203, my eyes are old though. It could well be 208. The serial number is 732. Questions are: What do I have to do to make it fit my 88GS properly and how much gas will it hold ? Thanks..
I was going to ask YOU those questions.....
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #47
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I just scored a Heinrich. I thought the model number was 203, my eyes are old though. It could well be 208. The serial number is 732. Questions are: What do I have to do to make it fit my 88GS properly and how much gas will it hold ? Thanks..
The 208 is for R80 g/s. Take off the original tank on your '88 GS and check. If your GS has the square bracket on the right side of the frame, you can not fit the Heinrich without removing the bracket. You can use the front tank mount. You need to build 2 rear tank mounts. You can find some pictures on this forum.

R65, R80ST, R100GS all have the brackets.

R80g/s, /5, R100 don't have the brackets.





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Old 06-13-2012, 01:16 PM   #48
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Take a look at post #18, it's my former 1989 100GS with the same tank. Think it is 44 liter, but I'm not sure, it's a model 208, that I know.
I used a G/S seat on it.
For brackets: the tank has 3 holes on the metal part that lays on the frame tube (pardon my english here, I don't know the correct name, flange maybe?) In the 2 outer holes I mounted a smaller version of a rubber door-stop to lay on the frame tubes. The middle hole I used a third door-stop with a longer screw so that it bolts into the center frame tube in which a hole was drilled. On that spot the tube does not seem to have any force on it so I thought it was safe.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:26 PM   #49
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Take a look at post #18, it's my former 1989 100GS with the same tank. Think it is 44 liter, but I'm not sure, it's a model 208, that I know.
I used a G/S seat on it.
For brackets: the tank has 3 holes on the metal part that lays on the frame tube (pardon my english here, I don't know the correct name, flange maybe?) In the 2 outer holes I mounted a smaller version of a rubber door-stop to lay on the frame tubes. The middle hole I used a third door-stop with a longer screw so that it bolts into the center frame tube in which a hole was drilled. On that spot the tube does not seem to have any force on it so I thought it was safe.
Just wondering how did you relocate the square bracket? Remove it or bend it?
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #50
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10 + gallons

That's a lot of gas! Thanks for the information on mounting the tank. Now I have an idea what I will have to do.

The weight will be a factor when fully loaded.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:38 PM   #51
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That's a lot of gas! Thanks for the information on mounting the tank. Now I have an idea what I will have to do.

The weight will be a factor when fully loaded.
For your '88 GS, R100GSPD tank will have a perfect fit. I just saw one PDed '88 R100GS today. R80gpsd tank might also fit. You might search the web. I remember saw a '88 r100gs with r80gspd 9 gallon tank.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:24 AM   #52
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For your '88 GS, R100GSPD tank will have a perfect fit. I just saw one PDed '88 R100GS today. R80gpsd tank might also fit. You might search the web. I remember saw a '88 r100gs with r80gspd 9 gallon tank.
http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling...ank/index.html


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Old 06-14-2012, 11:51 AM   #53
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Just wondering how did you relocate the square bracket? Remove it or bend it?
Bend it, and relocated one of the small boxes. I'm not the one to do things the nice way. I just make it go and promise myself I'll do it right some time soon. Never happens....
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:23 PM   #54
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Fitment For Sure

At this point, the coil and the relays are in the way. I'm thinking most of that can go in the tool box area since the tools are now located in the bags.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:36 AM   #55
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Mystery Tank

What tank is this?

It looks like the lovechild of a Heinrich and HPN tank.

It is also very close to the '83-85 Paris-Dakar racing tanks

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Old 06-16-2012, 06:05 AM   #56
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What tank is this?

HPN made one very similar looking for their race bikes as you mentioned, but I don't believe they ever sold them. There was an italian company that made tanks like this out of fiberglass, but I can't remember the name right now. There was one for sale on ebay recently too.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:10 AM   #57
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oh my... 43liters o0 who need that much on a 80GS?
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:10 AM   #58
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:45 AM   #59
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Looks like a TAG tank, I've seen a picture of one or two before all in Europe.

http://www.desertpistons.com/4strokesd/TAG/Tagindex.htm







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What tank is this?

It looks like the lovechild of a Heinrich and HPN tank.

It is also very close to the '83-85 Paris-Dakar racing tanks

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Old 06-17-2012, 01:53 PM   #60
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