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Old 08-23-2010, 09:50 AM   #16
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It would be really nice if you could use the original factory hardware for the main tanks (rubber grommets and al. busings), with the 8mm hex head hardware...all sanno...)
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:40 PM   #17
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Hi Flanny

Thats the plan so no other tools will need to be carried to R+R them other than whats in the baggie already. Ive got some OEM 690 Rallye tanks coming over this week to have a look at to compare/weigh which should be interesting.
Unfortunately the fab is on the go slow atm - doing a CF bashie to protect the low header - cant find one in CF that'll suit or mount up to the OEM points.

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Old 08-30-2010, 12:10 PM   #18
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:33 PM   #19
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:31 PM   #20
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I know, I know. Aust safari is just around the corner and there a couple of things I have to make for some friends.
Gas caps - what are your thoughts, keep it original looking or go flush mount like the main tanks?

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:41 PM   #21
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I know, I know. Aust safari is just around the corner and there a couple of things I have to make for some friends.
Gas caps - what are your thoughts, keep it original looking or go flush mount like the main tanks?

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Acerbis.

Factory flush mounts are really complicated in terms of moulding/venting compared to standard Acerbis-type cap.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:48 PM   #22
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So something like this:
http://www.justgastanks.com/store/in...oducts_id=1132
With a plastic screw cap - as against something like:
http://www.justgastanks.com/store/in...roducts_id=988

I think the 2nd would look better and are vented internally. I understand the OEM parts are a PITA.

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Old 08-31-2010, 04:36 AM   #23
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I'd say flush mount if the venting doesn't complicate things.....on the other hand it sort of takes away from the "replica" look......tough call. If it were me I'd stay true to the replica.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:44 AM   #24
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Hay Pete Ive just made this tank for my 640 Adv and I used a flush mounted cap from a boat shop and there only about $12 each and for the vent I just turned up a nipple and weldered it on.



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Old 08-31-2010, 06:13 AM   #25
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:51 PM   #26
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Thanks Matt - ive been to a couple o chandleries but couldnt find exactly what im after. The screw caps have it - small as per the main on the 640A - can get the acerbis units as per OEM - but now looking for a source for the filler bung if anyone has any contacts. Prefer stainless over ally if possible.
No petcocks - banjo bolts leading to dry break connectors which will "T" before a fuel tap isolating both rears from the fronts. Will intersect the balance tube between the 2 fronts with a small filter inline.
Now back to the shed.

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Old 08-31-2010, 07:17 PM   #27
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Quality Aussie Manufactered Goods.....

Bring it on.....

I'll support a local manufacturer everytime...

I know i'll probably pay more but thats the price for old mate's shed hours/r&d,(at least I get good old Aussie quality tried and tested for this enviroment.)

I've got a 950, and i'm a potential customer....
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:19 PM   #28
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Thanks OZ - I guarantee they wont cost more than the Africa Queens tanks and will fit and be a more authentic replica.
Back to work......

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Old 09-05-2010, 05:47 AM   #29
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