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Old 10-26-2011, 10:31 AM   #91
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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.
Don't worry about the heat. There will be a gap of min. 1/2" between the tank and the muffler. The heat transfer from conduction & convection will be negligible. Heat transfer due to radiation will be low, however I would put heat reflective tape on the tank to reflect the majority of heat coming off the muffler. Even without the tape the tank would only become warm to the touch, like if it sat outside in the sun... As for getting the fuel out I heard that CJ Designs has a aluminum filler neck that mates to a vented KTM fuel cap. That's how they will be filled. I noticed that the 4.75gallon IMS tank has a bung on each wing bottom where the vacuum hoses attach to get the fuel out of the wings to the main pump. I plan on tapping into these, therefor eliminating the need to siphon also the tanks will drain evenly then allowing for a more balanced ride while the tanks start to drain...

I'm pumped about the wr too, only shitty thing is I have to sell the xr650r first to fund the wr purchase. I like your idea about a us purchase, probably would only be worth it if we do 3 at once... I was planning on getting a wr250x, they tend to sell for less , plus they come standard with a bigger front brake which I really like, then I can either build a 21/18 combo off those hubs or keep or sell the wheelset and build a dirt set.

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Old 10-27-2011, 06:35 PM   #92
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:50 AM   #93
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check this extra tank, cheap, fast.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=735589

or look at one of acerbis side tanks , you may be able to modify one. they also make a number plate tank that may be mounted on side racks with mods.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:21 PM   #94
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more inspiration for the Trans-Canol 2014










Photos from Ryan Murdock hike across part of the canol.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:27 PM   #95
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:30 AM   #96
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Fuel Tanks

Although the tanks you are suggesting/designing would be super cool I'm wondering if the attached fuel tanks might pose a problem if say were stuck in a boogy section and needed to unload stuff to get it out. If the tanks are easily removable we could potentially walk our gear 1km or so then get the lighter bikes unstuck with less effort. I'm also wondering how much of a mud collector it will be in a boggy situation.

I've been stuck in that situation before and glad I could unload.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:04 AM   #97
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Although the tanks you are suggesting/designing would be super cool I'm wondering if the attached fuel tanks might pose a problem if say were stuck in a boogy section and needed to unload stuff to get it out. If the tanks are easily removable we could potentially walk our gear 1km or so then get the lighter bikes unstuck with less effort. I'm also wondering how much of a mud collector it will be in a boggy situation.

I've been stuck in that situation before and glad I could unload.
Excellent question, the tanks would be attached in 3 points and would certainly be quick and easy to detach them. They will also each have they're own fuel shut off valve so removing them from the whole system is as easy as a flip of a petcock. As for making the bikes easier to handle I will also implement built in handles onto the top sides of the tanks like some rally bikes. While the tanks are attached this will greatly help with lifting or dragging. I don't see them collecting mud anymore then what would already attached to a bike...
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:46 PM   #98
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Really enjoy this thread, here is a another good link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canol_Road
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:44 AM   #99
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Look forward to adding pics and info from your future expedition
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:58 PM   #100
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I was hoping you were going to say that
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:29 AM   #101
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If all goes to plan I may have a poke at the trail next Sept
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:30 AM   #102
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After reading some of those logs and reports, I am getting the urge. Looks totally amazing. The land seems OK but the river crossings seem like it could be a major issue. I am hooked on this thread.....
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:55 PM   #103
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:46 AM   #104
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I love it! Sounds Gordon Lightfootish but more electric
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:09 PM   #105
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After reading some of those logs and reports, I am getting the urge. Looks totally amazing. The land seems OK but the river crossings seem like it could be a major issue. I am hooked on this thread.....
Ah, but you're not seeing photos of the bogs or boulder fields. The photo with the overhead bent pipe in it hints at some of the lumpy areas to bounce over. And some sidehills where the trail has been eroded by a river. Even without the river crossings, this is a major endeavour. My hat's off to those who attempt the entire trail. Me, I'm happy getting as far as Caribou Pass and turning around! I break more readily now.
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