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Old 06-28-2011, 04:05 PM   #211
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Yep - that HUGE header mount is gone on my bike. It looked cumbersome and messy for mine. I have it mounted from the pillion peg. (take out the 2 plastic bungs and its threaded in there - they knew what I was thinkin before I did - cool). Much neater and less obtrusive - no chance of rubbin the swingarm.
If I do individual tanks down the track then yep - twin fillers but not on the single unit. 40lt + from a side stand fill should be plenty of riding before a refill.
Is your HID setup from Touratech? Very interested in seeing your screen - its one of the "to dos" on my bike. I think the light output from the oem is OK, but not great.


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hi Pete - Just to let you know I am also monitoring the development of your rallye tank's. I have a much modified 2004 950s (owned from new) with pukka rallye headlights (both working DID , like night sun!) and works style fairing which I made, so know how much effort this project takes. You have a really nice concept. Will you have an option for twin rear fillers as the rallye bikes (I always fill my bike on the centre stand to get more fuel in on long trips. Recently completed a 600 mile day coming back from Spain to the U.K. - your right about the bikes abilities/comfort. I love them (you know what I mean). Interestingly I have a very similar set up to you; GPR exhaust. Will the mount for that have to be modified on the footrest hanger? Put me on your list as a contender and best of luck with your ride -enjoy!
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:32 PM   #212
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Cool2 lights/screen

hi Pete- my lights are from the KTM LC4 rallye bike, but sit on top of each other. I got some ideas from looking at pictures on orange crush and made my own lighting mount. I then made a 'plug ' around this/the lights. I added HID bulb units and they are Bright!! Night becomes day.The screen is almost identical to meoni's bike. I only completed the first sceen from the mould three weeks ago and last two weeks going through Spain with it (mountains and deserts) and back home through France in all weathers and its perfect (credit where credits due! ). Mind you I experienced a slipping clutch for the last 150 miles, at night, in heavy rain, but she got me home.The original lights are like candles in comparison. You can fit one Hid to the 'main (lower) h/light but, if you try fitting one to hi beam, the projected beam is to high and is not road legal. sadly, the 'Hi' cannot be adjusted independently of the main. I looked at the touratech units at the bike show here in the U.K. and was not impresssed for the money (no additional room to mount GPS or other items). I have mounted the KTM road book and my speedo unit sits above that. I then made a seperate mounting unit and my Garmin GPS sits above that. Ideal for navigating without taking your eyes of the road/track. I have my exhaust mounted off the footrest bolts and this is very similar to the rally 950. As you know making these things takes a bit of time and effort (and getting dirty/dusty). I have not been successful at up loading photo's but will try again (need a lesson). If you want to send me your e-mail then I will send a picture or two for you to view.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:31 PM   #213
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OK - so Im just about to start moulding the tank. But I can see 1 major problem with the set up/design as it is. Its 1 tank (2 sides joined through the subframe). So if the bike has a "non upright moment" and one of the sides is damaged then all of the fuel within is lost. 2 separate tanks wont do this, ud only lose the fuel in the damaged tank.
Input required from the faithful??? Do I continued or split them now?
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:36 PM   #214
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IMO you've got to split them just for the very reason you've said.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:46 PM   #215
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+1 on splitting them. More work now (unfortunately) but it will pay off in the long term.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:50 PM   #216
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OK - so I have 3 for splitting them (me included). If we get to 5 then its a done deal. Now where are 1stiski and deadly Very important input..
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:08 AM   #217
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OK - so I have 3 for splitting them (me included). If we get to 5 then its a done deal. Now where are 1stiski and deadly Very important input..
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Just a quick thought (and I am happy to be shot down if it won't work or I am completely wrong !)

If you are going to split the tanks is it worth looking at doing it so you can sell a left side tank that will fit an ABS 990 ? So the right side tank can fill the space taken by the abs stuff on the 990 but those of us with 990's can just buy the left side from you ? Potentially opens up a bigger marketplace to sell the tanks ?
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:56 AM   #218
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OK - so I have 3 for splitting them (me included). If we get to 5 then its a done deal. Now where are 1stiski and deadly Very important input..
Pete,

If it's any help I'm up for splitting them too but not because I want to retain the ABS on the 990, it's going too

Sorry I haven't been in touch for a while, is the CF bashie ready to go or are you still waiting on the metal fabrications ?

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Old 07-01-2011, 03:05 AM   #219
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:01 AM   #220
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Pete

Just a quick thought (and I am happy to be shot down if it won't work or I am completely wrong !)

If you are going to split the tanks is it worth looking at doing it so you can sell a left side tank that will fit an ABS 990 ? So the right side tank can fill the space taken by the abs stuff on the 990 but those of us with 990's can just buy the left side from you ? Potentially opens up a bigger marketplace to sell the tanks ?
+1 to Pebble's idea.


I dunno if i need to be on the "list" for my vote to count, nevertheless i vote for splitting them even though it may mean a li'l bit of fuel capacity will be lost.

btw Pete, put me on the list for the dual tanks+bash plate. I am committed to this .
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:39 AM   #221
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I'd say split. I'd also say add a tail tidy kit of some sort with dual lights on the back, ala rally style

An entire new rear end and not just tanks. See how African Queens did theres ? Kind of blended the tanks into the rear fender....very slick.

Whatever you decide is all good though

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Old 07-01-2011, 05:13 AM   #222
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Dont have a KTM Adv but a split style may be more able to be adapted to other bikes also increasing the possible market for these tanks.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:06 AM   #223
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The disadvantage of the one piece sollution is, that you loose the space for the tools
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:08 AM   #224
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:48 AM   #225
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Hi Pete - you cannot argue with the reasoning behind the orignal rallye tanks - in case of a fall you saved some fuel somewhere to get you home! a definate split.
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