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Old 01-31-2013, 05:46 PM   #3391
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Done it on both my bikes 2009 & 2012 and it's easy, the gray subfram will swell a bit if you leave fuel in it otherwise a quick and cheap solution.

Any thoughts to coating the inside with Coswell, POR-15 or some other fuel tank coating gunk?

Got any pics of the setup? Saving $500 sounds good to me...
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:22 PM   #3392
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Any thoughts to coating the inside with Coswell, POR-15 or some other fuel tank coating gunk?

Got any pics of the setup? Saving $500 sounds good to me...
Ya, I second the request for pics!

The $500 is not the bad part for me; it is the eternal wait for new tanks to be molded and actually available!
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:57 PM   #3393
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I'm all ears on converting the subframe to hold fuel too. If someone could post up a detailed and proven how-to - it would be a great contribution to this thread.

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:38 PM   #3394
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Done it on both my bikes 2009 & 2012 and it's easy, the gray subfram will swell a bit if you leave fuel in it otherwise a quick and cheap solution.

yes, Yes, YEs, YES. Photos and more info please. You sound like that guy who was lauded by Husaberg owners the world over for leading them out of Egypt to the Promised Land of 300km range.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:09 AM   #3395
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Done it on both my bikes 2009 & 2012 and it's easy, the gray subfram will swell a bit if you leave fuel in it otherwise a quick and cheap solution.
How many litres do you get in there?
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:32 AM   #3396
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Any reason why he is not making these anymore and what is the possibility of someone else producing these?
Everyone wants one, but no one wants to pay for it!!!! Don only had four made for the bergs and he was only selling complete cooler kits. This is one adaptor that was left over. I wish he had a cooler.

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:45 AM   #3397
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How about him just selling the CAD CNC file so we can get them made here if he doesn't want to make them?....

I have a great machinist and with that file could get a quote for a group buy...
I was thinking the same thing, I might get in touch and see if he would have ten or so made and take the risk ten berg owners would want them. They should fit any KTM that takes the 77038005000 filter.

If anyone is interested send me a PM. I will get in touch with Don and see what quantity he would need to make it worth while, or if he would even consider selling them separate and not as a cooler kit.

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:53 AM   #3398
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Spoke with him early last year. Something happened with his machinist making them, the cost became too high and then the 70 degree motor was gone.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:24 AM   #3399
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Interesting. Since I've never had my 390 on a battery tender, even at 20F, I've never experienced the fuel pump running on tender issue. The Shorai I have in the 390 holds it's charge even many weeks or months later. Starts right up. That's the nice thing about Lithium batts, they hold their charge for a year easily, with no trickle charger needed.
Yeah.....until they catch fire or explode.

Fabulously interesting Thread (& testing) here: Is Lithium Up to the Challenge

I know Joel....very sharp, professional mechanic.....got to spend time with him one evening over dinner last year. Made me a little nervous, when I heard the details first hand. My fat lead weight has never failed me on my Berg, but I'd like to make that switch if/when it did. BUT, its got me twitchy.

Keeping my eye on you, Cyborg. Recall, I never parked my Berg too close to yours, except for brief photo-ops, during the epic: Bergs Over the Rainbow.

I'd like to put a lithium in the Terra too. But it might cause me to lose some sleep.

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:28 AM   #3400
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from the 70 degree website:

"UPDATE: 12-23-12
I was recently contacted by our current molder after I had emailed and asked when I could pick up the next batch of tanks, and this was the reply I got:

Dale, we have just renewed our product liability insurance and have been notified that we are not covered for products of fuel tanks. Therefore as much as I hate to tell you at this time we can no longer mold your tanks, which is disappointing to us also since Rick has done so much work on your product. Thank You and let me know when you want to schedule to pick up everything or If I can help with anything.

I have already contacted another local molder that makes many of the aftermarket gas tanks for dirt bikes. I will keep you all posted as soon as I hear something. I currently have enough tanks to fill those who pre paid and have been waiting, as well as the warranty tanks. Please watch the thread below for future updates."
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:01 AM   #3401
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from the 70 degree website:

"UPDATE: 12-23-12
I was recently contacted by our current molder after I had emailed and asked when I could pick up the next batch of tanks, and this was the reply I got:

Dale, we have just renewed our product liability insurance and have been notified that we are not covered for products of fuel tanks. Therefore as much as I hate to tell you at this time we can no longer mold your tanks, which is disappointing to us also since Rick has done so much work on your product. Thank You and let me know when you want to schedule to pick up everything or If I can help with anything.

I have already contacted another local molder that makes many of the aftermarket gas tanks for dirt bikes. I will keep you all posted as soon as I hear something. I currently have enough tanks to fill those who pre paid and have been waiting, as well as the warranty tanks. Please watch the thread below for future updates."
That is why I cancelled my order with KTM-Parts.com and ordered the front safari tank.. I surrendered after a year. I figure if he ever gets production going again I can order the subframe tank and then have 5 gallons on the bike... since I am moving to Colorado here in a couple of months I figure I will need all the range I can get.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:08 AM   #3402
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Anyone in the US got a stock rear subframe they'd like to part with?

I see a plumbing project coming.

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:58 AM   #3403
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Anyone in the US got a stock rear subframe they'd like to part with?
No, but if anyone has (or knows of) a stock fuel tank (bike parting out, etc), let me know. I've had insert issues on the stock fuel tank...
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:01 AM   #3404
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prior to the aftermarket tanks,there were a few guys doing that.Try searching the husaberg.org site.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #3405
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Yeah.....until they catch fire or explode.

Fabulously interesting Thread (& testing) here: Is Lithium Up to the Challenge

I know Joel....very sharp, professional mechanic.....got to spend time with him one evening over dinner last year. Made me a little nervous, when I heard the details first hand. My fat lead weight has never failed me on my Berg, but I'd like to make that switch if/when it did. BUT, its got me twitchy.

Keeping my eye on you, Cyborg. Recall, I never parked my Berg too close to yours, except for brief photo-ops, during the epic: Bergs Over the Rainbow.

I'd like to put a lithium in the Terra too. But it might cause me to lose some sleep.

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HF you should know better than to believe what all you see on the internets. LiFePO4 chemistry Lithiums (What Shorai/EarthX, etc uses) are the one type that normally does NOT explode/burn even if you jab a big nail through them. They can swell if charged at too high a current or if directly shorted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium...sphate_battery

"LiFePO4 batteries have somewhat lower energy density than the more common LiCoO2 design found in consumer electronics, but offers longer lifetimes, better power density (the rate that energy can be drawn from them) and are inherently safer."

You can be scaredy about this new fangled tech, but I've been running LiFePO4 batts for a few years now, no safety problems...
but let's not start a battery thread here.

Just in case, I posted up a thread for how to fit the Shorai batt here.
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