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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
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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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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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