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Old 03-27-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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Das Beast done... for now

I think I finally have her where I want her. Just the stuff I need, no farkle.

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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Nice........tell some more about that tank, please.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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Good lord... what is that, an off-road re-fueling tanker? holy cramoli

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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Original Acerbis 44 liter spun nylon tank. I think HPN sells the same now.

I have had this one since 1990 or so... I forget.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #5
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Original Acerbis 44 liter spun nylon tank. I think HPN sells the same now.

I have had this one since 1990 or so... I forget.
HPN and Touratech sell the Acerbis tanks... always was this way AFAIK

You can also get the tanks directly from Acerbis dealers OUTSIDE the US.... it's on the Acerbis.IT web listing (or was at any rate)
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:41 PM   #6
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More from the wake up:

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Old 03-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #7
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That bladder would certainly outlast mine. Where are you planning to go that you need 44 L of fuel? Even the remotest of areas (at least in the US) have a gas station every hundred miles or so. By a quick calc, assuming 40 mpg, that tank gives a 400 mile range with a gallon or so reserve!
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:21 PM   #8
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HPN and Touratech sell the Acerbis tanks... always was this way AFAIK

You can also get the tanks directly from Acerbis dealers OUTSIDE the US.... it's on the Acerbis.IT web listing (or was at any rate)

The tank was designed by HPN, made by acerbis. Look next to the petcock on one side and you'll see 'HPN' molded into the plastic along with the production year.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #9
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Indeed. All these years, I never looked. It is on the left hand side on mine. Trying to suss out the year...

Ah, October 1991. I guess I was in my 10th year of BMW riding at that point.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:56 PM   #10
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Indeed. All these years, I never looked. It is on the left hand side on mine. Trying to suss out the year...

Ah, October 1991. I guess I was in my 10th year of BMW riding at that point.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:37 AM   #11
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awesome machine loco! and to think, you could have turned it into a cafe bike and made it practically useless!

my /7 has been following a similar path over the years. heinrich tank, alum panniers, beefed up suspension. kinda like a two wheeled pickup.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:07 AM   #12
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Well... I look at that bike and think of it as very easy machine to transform. Put on small tank, "S" fairing, poof. Ersatz sport bike.

It is truly a mongrel. The bars are off an BMW 650 P/D, plastic fantastic whatever rear fender. Airbox is long gone.

It sounds very good after I repacked the exhaust baffeling. What remained prior refurb was pitiable at best. Where it once sounded like a banshee on full wail, it no has a basso profundo boom that is very pleasing.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:16 AM   #13
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OMG is right!
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:44 PM   #14
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Hmm. My petcocks are metal.

Gas cap, not so much. OEM BMW Paris/Dakar tank cap. I lost the key many moons ago. Or maybe it's in the collection of keys I have in an old System I ash tray ceramic I found years ago at a BMW auto dealer - who sold it to me for $10.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:52 PM   #15
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earlier tanks have the metal petcocks.The later plastic ones have levers that turn off in opposite directions.
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