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Old Yesterday, 03:37 PM   #1
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Safari Tanks - help! I can't make a decision!

Hi All, I have the opportunity to get safari tanks for my 990 really cheap.
The tanks for sale don't come with the mounting bolts etc, but I reckon that's not too big of a problem. Can anyone tell me what bolts are needed to install the tanks and what is involved in changing from stock tanks to these ones? Do I need a new fuel pump??
Does anyone out there have any experience with these tanks? What sort of mileage can I expect - my bikes totally stock except for a K & N Air filter. I know nothing about these tanks so what should I be wary of, or should I just go for it? I could definitely use the better fuel range.
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Old Yesterday, 03:45 PM   #2
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Side with caution here. and only for this reason. If they have had fuel in them they have a tendency to expand and once there unbolted from the bike they may not go back on so smoothly. Holes may not realign. However, I love mine on my 950. I traveled across the state of Arizona, around 450 miles and did not need to get fuel. I was also able to put 12.5 gallons in mine. I installed a Rotweiller air filter system on my bike so that I wouldn't have to keep removing the tanks if I needed to work on carbs or valves.
As far as bolts go I was able to pick up mine from a hardware store with no problems.
Good luck.
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Old Yesterday, 04:37 PM   #3
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I love mine as well. They use the stock mounting bolts so that shouldn't be an issues. I was surprised that when they are empty they weigh less than the stock tanks. Full on the other hand........
And you just install your stock pump in em and Go
Topes never seem to make me go any faster.
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Old Yesterday, 06:01 PM   #4
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Sounds like if you don't like them, you won't have an issue making your money back.
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Old Yesterday, 06:55 PM   #5
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Had mine for a few years and give and give them the thumbs up.
They are much tougher and thus no more crappy crash bars to deal with. They do swell a bit but it's not a big deal if you install the tanks and bolts in the right order. Range 300+ in soft off road conditions and hold over 11 gallons.
7 gallons or less is carried better than stock.
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 PM   #6
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Check all the thread inserts are in good nik and not turning. If they turn it is a pain to fix.
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