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Old 11-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #1486
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You guys that take your tanks off and on a lot, are you using any kind of quick disconnects for the fuel lines?

Also, are any quick disconnects needed or advantageous with a Safari tank. I hate to spend $800.00 on a gas tank, but I think the Safari is the way to go. With the Rally tank you're still out $700.00.
I took mine off twice yesterday working on the carbs..I also have the Safari tank.
Its not a big deal once you get the hang of it.The OEM set up is fine,The hoses off the tank valves are pretty quick to disconnect,so is the quick connect to the carbs.The fuel pump will slide off the bracket.3 electrical plugs behind the horn cover and you're good to go..
The hardes part seems to be to reinstall the tank and keep the rubber buffers in place...i contact cemented mine and its been through atleast 8-10 removals.
Just a quick thought on the Safari..since i have itand use it. It gives you 5 hours of riding..roughly..Do your friends have Safaries as well? "cause if not,you will have to stop anyway..Can you ride 5 hours straight without stopping?..'cause if not,you'll have to stop anyway..
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #1487
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I probably don't "have to have" a Safari, but I would like to go out west at some point, and I Think it'd be a requirement for that.

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #1488
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I probably don't "have to have" a Safari, but I would like to go out west at some point, and I Think it'd be a requirement for that.

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Hey Bigbore - if you haven't seen it already check out Ken's (PowerCell) thread on the new larger tank he is making for the SE. Smaller than than the Safari but bigger than stock: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=820139 If you just want max range the safari is prolly your ticket but if you want the combo of range and a bit more maneuverability Ken's approach looks golden...and he's making quick disconnects along with Chris from CPR. Granted you can get them elsewhere or craft your own but these guys look to do solid work and Ken rides an SE himself.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:23 AM   #1489
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I probably don't "have to have" a Safari, but I would like to go out west at some point, and I Think it'd be a requirement for that.

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Not just for out west. With the stock tank I found myself way too many times having to turn left when I really wanted to turn right but the small tank wouldn't let me.

Most of my day rides are 200 miles or less so a fill up leaving town and I'm good to go.

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:09 PM   #1490
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Not just for out west. With the stock tank I found myself way too many times having to turn left when I really wanted to turn right but the small tank wouldn't let me.

Most of my day rides are 200 miles or less so a fill up leaving town and I'm good to go.

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I hear you, Where I ride in IL I am never that far from gas, but I know what you mean. Would be nice not to have to worry about it.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:52 PM   #1491
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I hear you, Where I ride in IL I am never that far from gas, but I know what you mean. Would be nice not to have to worry about it.
Yep, Never that far away but always in the wrong direction
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:54 AM   #1492
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Quick question: Does your SE burn oil?

Edit: Liking it more and more. *roost*
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:39 AM   #1493
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Quick question: Does your SE burn oil?
Not really, sometimes 100 - 200 ml top-up between changes at 4,500 miles, depending how I ride it, but usually not even that.

2008 SE with ~12,500 ish miles.

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:48 AM   #1494
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Quick question: Does your SE burn oil?
Yeah. Maybe a half quart between changes. 20K miles on mine.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #1495
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Quick question: Does your SE burn oil?

Edit: Liking it more and more. *roost*
Nope, at least not in the 2 months I've had it. Have managed a couple of thousand miles thus far. On the other hand, I have managed to run out of gas

07 with 9k miles
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #1496
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Doesn't burn oil. 2007 with 10,000 plus
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:02 PM   #1497
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Got my Akras today and installed ran around terrorizing neighborhood a little and they sound great !! .....well one at least...see below
Definitely felt some difference

Couple of things; lots of popping on deceleration, and when removing the inserts,
the retaining bolt that holds it in place was slightly spot welded to the exhaust.
They spot weld the flang that holds this bolt and must have slightly got some of the bolt head.
The left one broke loose, the right one didn't, and I striped the bolt.
Got out the dremel and carefully ground/cut off the weld and bolt came out easily.
Then I couldn't get the insert out . So I have one insert in one out. I pulled and tugged and it won't budge.
I had hoped after riding, it might heat up and could get it out...nope. Arrrg ! Not sure what to try next
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #1498
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Quick question: Does your SE burn oil?
Not enough to notice between changes... I mean, once in a while I top 'er up a tad, but that's it. 25k on the clock.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #1499
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alittle between changes...maybe 1/3 to 1/2 Qt per change,depends how hard its ridden
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:21 AM   #1500
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Quick Question:

You pull in to a gas station on your SE in the USA. They have non-ethanol 90 octane and ethanol 93 octane, which one do you put in the tank?
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