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Old 10-19-2011, 05:15 AM   #76
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Just a link

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734953 May be it will help you make a list of what you need for the bikes! Good luck guys!!!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:25 PM   #77
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They made across many rivers!
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:45 PM   #78
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:06 PM   #79
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Photo is exactly what we were discussing with raft thwarts or cataraft pontoons strapped to bikes. Excellent!
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:59 AM   #80
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Theres a company in Africa that sells a sweet set of pontoons like the ones in the photo above and if memory calls they were a reasonable price....I'll do some digging and see if I can find the link again. Alternately someone like NRS sells the pntoons as a part of their cataraft packages but $$$$$

Cheap imitations might not be durable enough.


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Old 10-21-2011, 06:22 AM   #81
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Craigslist

Down here in Seattle on craigslist there's pardon the pun boatloads of them for sale in the boat section, I just used pontoon as the keyword and found a set of 10 footers for a 100 bucks
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:47 PM   #82
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Fishing cats might be an affordable source as well - and then you have a fishing cat, if you're a fisherman! Note the paddle in the photo, no line set up...
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:37 PM   #83
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I checked out craislist. There was many pontoons for sale, but I didn't find any that fit our "bill". Either too big or too small. Im really leaning towards the 13 footers, I think the little 8 foot fisherman ones are just too small and their max load is 1/2 of what we need. The picture of the motosiberia guys is exactly the idea we are going for! great shot of them...

Ive come up with some sketches on the fuel containers. will post soon!

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:19 PM   #84
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interesting to say the least.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:58 AM   #85
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I checked out craislist. There was many pontoons for sale, but I didn't find any that fit our "bill". Either too big or too small. Im really leaning towards the 13 footers, I think the little 8 foot fisherman ones are just too small and their max load is 1/2 of what we need. The picture of the motosiberia guys is exactly the idea we are going for! great shot of them...

Ive come up with some sketches on the fuel containers. will post soon!

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Fuel container on the exhaust side, is that safe?
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:34 AM   #86
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Fuel container on the exhaust side, is that safe?
It would be a similar setup to the rear tank on the KTM 450/690 rally bike where the exhaust muffler is moved further back and the tank sits where the muffler used to be. The muffler would then attach to the tank.

There are no worries about safety, the tank would be made with 3-4mm thick Aluminum Alloy. which would easily handle a spill on the highway and not break open. My primary goal will be to design and build the left side tanks(12L) first because they are simpler and will hold more fuel then the exhaust side(6L).

here are my preliminary sketchs... I have already updated them but i haven't taken any pics yet. this will give you a rough idea.




let me know what you think...
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:09 PM   #87
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a few pictures for inspiration...

















most of the pictures are from Dodo Canyon, nwt... quite close to camp canol.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #88
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That's what its all about. I like that last one.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:04 PM   #89
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That's what its all about. I like that last one.
Did you notice that the last 2 pictures were the same shot? pretty cool,....
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Did you notice that the last 2 pictures were the same shot? pretty cool,....
I know there's probably less water now but maybe they were shot at different times of year. We'll get our own .

Nice work on the tanks, my concern safety wise would be the exhaust heating up the aluminum tank and gasoline inside it. Would the fuel have to be siphoned out?

I'm excited about the WR, there's two in BC for $4800. Low km. Maybe we should get three from the states.
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