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Old 07-02-2012, 02:51 PM   #2491
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Fuel Tanks

Does anyone have any recent experience with either of these add-on tanks:

(a) Subframe tank - either the 70 Degree subframe fuel tank, or the version of it supplied by Husaberg

(b) Safari piggyback tank

I'm interested in issues such as build quality, impact on regular maintenance or leakage ...
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #2492
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Fuel Tanks

Does anyone have any recent experience with either of these add-on tanks:

(a) Subframe tank - either the 70 Degree subframe fuel tank, or the version of it supplied by Husaberg

(b) Safari piggyback tank

I'm interested in issues such as build quality, impact on regular maintenance or leakage ...
I have the 2.5 gallon rear safari tank for my 450. It is easy to install and fits well with good solid mounting. You have to cut the part of the rear fender and you have to drill a hole into the fuel pump mounting block. I may sell the tank as I am finding I am not using it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #2493
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anyone else have a false nuetral between 5th and 6th? got me good a few times yesterday, just wanted to see if i was the only one.
Never had a problem. The gearbox has been very solid for me...

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Old 07-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #2494
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Fuel Tanks

Does anyone have any recent experience with either of these add-on tanks:

(a) Subframe tank - either the 70 Degree subframe fuel tank, or the version of it supplied by Husaberg

(b) Safari piggyback tank

I'm interested in issues such as build quality, impact on regular maintenance or leakage ...

I've got the 70 Deg subframe tank and very happy with it. I believe they are working on version 2 with brass inserts for some of the mounting holes - not sure if that's out yet or not. No problems with it, and gets me an extra gallon (50% more than stock). No leakage so far (fingers crossed). Mounted up without any problems.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #2495
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Fuel Tanks

Does anyone have any recent experience with either of these add-on tanks:

(a) Subframe tank - either the 70 Degree subframe fuel tank, or the version of it supplied by Husaberg

(b) Safari piggyback tank

I'm interested in issues such as build quality, impact on regular maintenance or leakage ...
The 70 degree subtank version 2 is not available yet..it has been delayed for months.. good luck finding one anywhere.

There are a few threads around here, on ktm talk and husaberg.org that are discussing how hard it is to get the Safari front tank to fit. Several folks have given up on it.. too bad, it was on my list of needs for when I move out west next year.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:27 PM   #2496
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Where's Waldo....continued

The wrenching adventure continues.

Here is the "don't mess with it" oil screen.



I removed and inspected (again) just to be sure. Nothing....Nope....Nada. So, I don't think I'll bother looking at it again until my next valve inspection in a few hundred hours, or so. But if it makes you sleep better at night, you go ahead and inspect yours at every oil change. Frankly, the bolt is hard to align when putting back in. There is a risk of stripping the threads if you're not extra careful. Then, you'd have a serious problem.

Properly torquing the valve cover upon reassembly required another secret weapon: a swivel joint and my 1/4" torque wrench. Nothing else I had would fit in there. Wish they had left a hole in the frame directly in front of this bolt to easily reach it straight on with an extension.



Not sure how critical precise torque is for this particular valve cover......It feels like a hard plastic cover to me.



Ok....enough with the valves. Have you tried to remove your spark plug? If not, I suggest you give it a go in the garage. Just a hint.

Back to relying on the OEM Toolkit, this was the apparent intended combination wrench:



Keep in mind, my pipe header is absent. This might could possibly be much harder to attempt with the pipe in place. For the record, it didn't work anyway. There is not enough room to turn the wrench before hitting the wall. And, there is nothing else in my kit that fits this spark plug wrench except the big combo axle wrench (which definitely won't work).

This might work, if you happen to be carrying a 1/4" socket driver and a 13mm socket.




Memo to file: Add a 13mm socket & swivel joint to my Toolkit pronto!


With no pipe AND the radiator removed, I tackled it from above, like this:



This is a 3/8" drive with a medium extension. This made plug removal easy. But, that's a lot of stuff to get out of the way just to remove a plug. I'm going to have to try this again after I get my bike all put back together. You might have your hands full out on the trail, if you need to swap plugs (or pump some water out of the cylinder) if you're not prepared in advance. Think I could do it with a 1/4" drive, long extension, swivel joint, & 13mm (which fits the top of the spark plug wrench).

My modified toolkit is quickly shaping up to look a lot different than the OEM. Simply shocking, I know.



My preferred (and more effective) weapons are on the white rag:
1/4" drive with 6, 8, 10, & 13mm sockets, plus extension, swivel joint, and
T-30 & E-8 torx bits

These few things handle about 90% of my wrenching needs on the bike. I'm still wondering why a T-30 was not included in the OEM kit...?? Its the most common bolt on the bike.

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Old 07-03-2012, 12:05 PM   #2497
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My preferred (and more effective) weapons are on the white rag:
1/4" drive with 6, 8, 10, & 13mm sockets, plus extension, swivel joint, and
T-30 & E-8 torx bits

These few things handle about 90% of my wrenching needs on the bike. I'm still wondering why a T-30 was not included in the OEM kit...?? Its the most common bolt on the bike.
Good advice on the toolkit contents.

What were your valves at? Were they in spec, or pretty close?
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:18 PM   #2498
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Good advice on the toolkit contents.

What were your valves at? Were they in spec, or pretty close?

Copied from post #2490 by HF:

My Valves were "In Spec" at:

Intake 0.11mm (range 0.10 - 0.15 mm)
Exhaust 0.13 mm (range 0.12 - 0.17 mm)


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Old 07-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #2499
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Sorry for being a pain in the ass.... can I get the part number for the lower temp fan switch? Got an Enduro this weekend and She's running hot in this heat.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:06 PM   #2500
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Good news, Crankshaft. I just bought one and still have the box sitting right here. Ordered from NAPA, its an FAE brand: Part # 1435003 Thermo Fan Switch 90/95c

Now, the bad news: It took them 3 weeks to get it in. Only 3 were available in the whole NAPA system at the time I ordered it. Seems there's been a run on these whizmos....and the NAPA folks are bewildered.

Anyway, mine was pulled and shipped from a Michigan store.....but it never arrived. Ups apparently damaged the package (badly) and returned it to origin without ever informing destination. Then there were only 2. Took another week or so, and one of those finally arrived in T-town with my name on it.

Then, there was only 1.....

Good luck.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #2501
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Good news, Crankshaft. I just bought one and still have the box sitting right here. Ordered from NAPA, its an FAE brand: Part # 1435003 Thermo Fan Switch 90/95c

Now, the bad news: It took them 3 weeks to get it in. Only 3 were available in the whole NAPA system at the time I ordered it. Seems there's been a run on these whizmos....and the NAPA folks are bewildered.

Anyway, mine was pulled and shipped from a Michigan store.....but it never arrived. Ups apparently damaged the package and returned it to Michigan without ever informing intended recipient. Then there were only 2 remaining. Took another week or so, and one of those finally arrived in T-town with my name on it.

Then, there was only 1.....

Good luck.

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I have a foreign auto parts place up the road, just needed the number to cross reference. It's a fan switch from a bunch of Audi and VW's, so should be easy to source locally. They probably have a 100 of them on the shelf

Thank you!
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #2502
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1986-1987 Audi 4000Q Aux fan switch, 95-90C I'll grab one on Thursday and make sure it fits but I know it will.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #2503
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Water Pump Weep Hole Mod

I decided to do the Weep Hole Mod while I had the pipe off at the coaters. This afforded a better unobstructed view (than previous photos I've seen), not too mention easier access for installation.











As mentioned previously by Cyborg, you can purchase the 1/8" brass tubing and the silicon hose (high temp fuel line) at a Hobby Shop.....the kind that sells remote controlled RC cars, and little gas powered airplanes.

The biggest challenge is sanding down the brass tubing. It started at 3.20mm O.D. and needed to be reduced to 3.0mm to fit in the hole.

I squeezed the Dremmel in my vise (to hold it still) and locked in a short piece of tubing. Turned it on high speed and simply held a piece of emory cloth to the tubing. Didn't take very long. I stopped often to recheck the O.D. with my digital micrometer. Voila....done.

This mod was quite simple to perform, and is supposed to keep dirt out of the water pump chamber, which has apparently caused some premature seal failure. I don't know where it actually ranks in real priorities, but I like the concept.

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Old 07-03-2012, 11:40 PM   #2504
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I decided to do the Weep Hole Mod while I had the pipe off at the coaters. This afforded a better unobstructed view (than previous photos I've seen), not too mention easier access for installation.



As mentioned previously by Cyborg, you can purchase the 1/8" brass tubing and the silicon hose (high temp fuel line) at a Hobby Shop.....the kind that sells remote controlled RC cars, and little gas powered airplanes.

This mod was quite simple to perform, and is supposed to keep dirt out of the water pump chamber, which has apparently caused some premature seal failure. I don't know where it actually ranks in real priorities, but I like the concept.

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Good pix on your valve check HF!
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:50 PM   #2505
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Bar risers. What are y'all using that fits the KTM/Husaberg triples? Integrated with a damper or not, looking at what the options are. Thanks.
From a few pages back in this thread...

BRP's new damper risers with Scotts mount

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