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Old 06-09-2013, 12:52 AM   #46
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$571.92 for a Safari through the Yamaha stealer ... the only licensed supplier of them.
Cant you buy them direct from Safari ;)
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:55 AM   #47
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How easy is it to swap the Safari tank and the stock fuel tank backwards and forwards?


(large fuel capacity for me, small fuel / weight when my young son rides it)
The first answer is that it's a total pain in the arse - you need to swap the mounts and the fuel pump and lines over. If you had two fuel pumps (they're $300+ each) and a second set of mounts, then it wouldn't be too bad a job I guess.

Here's some photos of the Nomad tank on my WRR. I didn't plumb it in, just transferred the fuel manually when I needed to (It's a Nomad No. 1 - 4.2 litres)



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Old 06-09-2013, 01:01 AM   #48
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35 ltrs to cross the Simpson.2x 10 Ltd jerries on the rear foot pegs.will post pics tommorow.
I have an Yam XT 660R now and its as comparable in terms of fuel consumption. easily 20 km/ Ltd and ridden smooth can get up to 25-30 kms/ Ltd.its FI that's the key.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:32 PM   #49
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This may be of help. There are a few different models too.

http://liquidcontainment.com.au/cart...ouring-Bladder
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:13 PM   #50
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I've been looking on Bikesales etc. Crazy prices for stock WR250R, e.g. 2008 bike for $8000. FFS, its nearly 5 years old!!!!
I thought they'd be going for $4-5000 and WITH some farkles.
I thought a bloke I knew traded his at 2 years old for only $4000.
Anyway, I guess I keep looking. (Need to sell the two kids bikes first)
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:13 PM   #51
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:17 PM   #52
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Stormsearcher, what gearing did you run on that trip?
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #53
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the first pic- Amata to Uluru thro the back road. used to ride 120kms in 1 hr 7 mins.that was the track condition with huge corrugations.
2nd pic- finke track
3 and 4,5-simpsons
6-oodnadatta track.

just don't carry a lot of fuel etc. in 2008 there was no safari tank for the bike.
all I did for 30k kms was change tyres/sprocket/chain/oil/filter/ battery (just for peace of mind after 2 yrs).

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:53 PM   #54
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Stormsearcher, what gearing did you run on that trip?
I like top speed. standard gearing. indicated 165kmph on the Birdsville track .sometimes against the wind bike struggled to keep 120kmph.

tried -1/-2.too vibey.-1 might be ok. rather than change gearing rev it to the moon.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:15 PM   #55
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Looks like safari is stiched up with yamaha so no safari tank on sons bike ..I will send my money over to just tanks and get the ims from the states. ....looks like a better tank anyway with more fuel onboard ......another reason why I dont even bother looking in our over regulated over priced country

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Old 06-11-2013, 06:23 PM   #56
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Looks like safari is stiched up with yamaha so no safari tank on sons bike ..I will send my money over to just tanks and get the ims from the states. ....looks like a better tank anyway with more fuel onboard ......another reason why I dont even bother looking in our over regulated over priced country

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Before you do that, and other inmates can correct me, but I've heard feedback on the large WRR thread and other WRR forums that the large IMS tank can (and does) leak from the fuel fittings, and that it can have inconsistencies in its fitting. Something to be aware of/look into before you plonk your hard-earned down. I looked into it and decided that the Safari tank was a much safer bet in terms of reliability, even though I would have liked the extra capacity of the IMS.

Also be aware that you may well be able to buy the Safari tank from Just Gas Tanks in the US and have it delivered cheaper than you can get it from a dealer here if you wished to go down that route.

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Thanks for the heads up dave .....im a bit over safari so would like the ims I will post on the big wrr thread and see what the go is

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Old 06-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #58
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It may be possible to get a factory second, I think they still sell these without Yamaha (don't quote me on that)
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:56 PM   #59
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Thanks for the heads up dave .....im a bit over safari so would like the ims I will post on the big wrr thread and see what the go is

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Issues with fitting some rad guards ... can only get away with the Force guard apparently.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:28 PM   #60
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Sean-0, PM Joe Watson on here as he built up a WRR and rode it for a few years and fitted both Safari and IMS tanks. I remember he had to replace the IMS tanks because of problems with them.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=678192
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