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Old 02-11-2014, 12:38 PM   #316
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Tank is in!!!! All I gotta do is clean the mud from my snow ride and bolt her up. When I got home my new Nikon D7000 showed up, so good pics are in order
Good to hear Chet. Would definitely like to see some pics from your big road trip too
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:34 PM   #317
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Good to hear Chet. Would definitely like to see some pics from your big road trip too
Will do for sure. FWIW, 30 minute install. If all farkles were this easy and well thought out mechanics would go out of business and spend more time riding. Looks much better in person than it does in pics, it just balances out the back side. This is going to make the GL Siskiyou panniers an even better fit.

A note, I am kinda bummed, I had to remove the Blackdog bottle opener from the chain guard, it was a sure bet to hit the tank. I can no longer point to it and call it my only "farkle without a real purpose"
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:36 PM   #318
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Will do for sure. FWIW, 30 minute install. If all farkles were this easy and well thought out mechanics would go out of business and spend more time riding. Looks much better in person than it does in pics, it just balances out the back side. This is going to make the GL Siskiyou panniers an even better fit.

A note, I am kinda bummed, I had to remove the Blackdog bottle opener from the chain guard, it was a sure bet to hit the tank. I can no longer point to it and call it my only "farkle without a real purpose"
Thats ok Chet.
If we end up getting together in AZ, I will show ya how we Danes open one bottle with another one..... He he.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:39 PM   #319
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Will do for sure. FWIW, 30 minute install. If all farkles were this easy and well thought out mechanics would go out of business and spend more time riding. Looks much better in person than it does in pics, it just balances out the back side. This is going to make the GL Siskiyou panniers an even better fit.
When I get feedback like this it makes me feel like all the hours of stressing about details was worth it and it keeps me chugging along with the new stuff in development that is currently driving my CRAZY!
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:07 PM   #320
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When I get feedback like this it makes me feel like all the hours of stressing about details was worth it and it keeps me chugging along with the new stuff in development that is currently driving my CRAZY!
I will take this option over the TT Supertanker all day long, I've ridden the TT tank, indexing/locking in with the knees is not an option, stompgrip helps, but just isn't natural feeling. I don't remember the overall weight of the Camel Tank, but it is far less than the TT and as the saying goes, just because it is empty doesn't mean ya gotta fill it. I will take the weight down low, full or empty over a rack mounted fuel cell. Why I waited so long is beyond me...

For those with the SW Motech QD racks, all I will need to do for hard pannier use is remove the tank itself and forward bracket (10 minutes maybe?) and add the lower right front mount (2 bolts and spacers) and my bike is back to hard panniers for urban use, where fuel range isn't as much of an issue.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:13 PM   #321
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I will take this option over the TT Supertanker all day long, I've ridden the TT tank, indexing/locking in with the knees is not an option, stompgrip helps, but just isn't natural feeling. I don't remember the overall weight of the Camel Tank, but it is far less than the TT and as the saying goes, just because it is empty doesn't mean ya gotta fill it. I will take the weight down low, full or empty over a rack mounted fuel cell. Why I waited so long is beyond me...

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:18 PM   #322
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I just wanted to add the following. Note the forward tank 8mm bolt. I replaced it with another SS M8, and welded the 1/2 inch SS pipe onto the head of the bolt, and that served as a rack mount pass through, sorta like the aft one. Saved my bacon, and now I do not need to bolt it forward to the passenger foot peg.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:31 PM   #323
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I keep looking at this, and thinking this may save me from buying a '14+ GSA. Has there been a verdict on the Wolfman Racks yet?
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:07 AM   #324
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I keep looking at this, and thinking this may save me from buying a '14+ GSA. Has there been a verdict on the Wolfman Racks yet?
The version 1 tank won't work with the Wolfman racks but we will have a solution for you shortly. Will work with SW Motech, Hepco Becker and a bunch of others too.

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Old 02-16-2014, 03:47 PM   #325
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The version 1 tank won't work with the Wolfman racks but we will have a solution for you shortly. Will work with SW Motech, Hepco Becker and a bunch of others too.
When is this model coming? I have Hepco and Becker racks.
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:57 PM   #326
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When is this model coming? I have Hepco and Becker racks.
Early May is expected release.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:45 PM   #327
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Early May is expected release.
Thank you

Don't suppose you would care to speculate on the capacity?
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:18 PM   #328
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Don't suppose you would care to speculate on the capacity?
7L same as the version 1 tank.
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7L same as the version 1 tank.
Sorry, I thought you had to reduce the capacity to get it to fit the rack mounts.

That's good news because it nearly gives a total capacity the same as the 800GS Adventure without being so portly.
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Sorry, I thought you had to reduce the capacity to get it to fit the rack mounts.

That's good news because it nearly gives a total capacity the same as the 800GS Adventure without being so portly.
I assumed it would be less too but we managed to add volume in places we didn't have room before. It's shorter but a bit wider so everything balanced out.

It's important to note that the V2 doesn't replace the original tank, it just covers different pannier racks. The V1 will still be the tank required for bikes with Touratech, factory BMW aluminum cases or bikes with no panniers.
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