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Todd34 08-17-2012 05:30 AM

Aluminum rear tank for the 990?
 
I currently have the ADV rear tank on my 990. I don't like how the brace flexes and the tank moves when I'm riding hard on the trails. The tank brace has rubbed on my swingarm a couple times and the tank itself has been rubbed by my tire a few times. I've considered having the brace reinforced but am thinking a better tank might be the way to go.

I remember seeing a thread where a guy made his own aluminum rear tank for either an ADV or an SE and I think he even painted it orange. I've searched thread after thread and can't seem to find it.

Anyone remember the thread? Anyone know of a rear tank that is made more like a cannister and mounted better than the current ADV tank?

batovif 08-17-2012 06:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Todd34 (Post 19380554)
I currently have the ADV rear tank on my 990. I don't like how the brace flexes and the tank moves when I'm riding hard on the trails. The tank brace has rubbed on my swingarm a couple times and the tank itself has been rubbed by my tire a few times. I've considered having the brace reinforced but am thinking a better tank might be the way to go.

I remember seeing a thread where a guy made his own aluminum rear tank for either an ADV or an SE and I think he even painted it orange. I've searched thread after thread and can't seem to find it.

Anyone remember the thread? Anyone know of a rear tank that is made more like a cannister and mounted better than the current ADV tank?

check this...
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Farkels/a...lly_tanks.html

henryroten 08-17-2012 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Todd34 (Post 19380554)
I currently have the ADV rear tank on my 990. I don't like how the brace flexes and the tank moves when I'm riding hard on the trails. The tank brace has rubbed on my swingarm a couple times and the tank itself has been rubbed by my tire a few times. I've considered having the brace reinforced but am thinking a better tank might be the way to go.

I remember seeing a thread where a guy made his own aluminum rear tank for either an ADV or an SE and I think he even painted it orange. I've searched thread after thread and can't seem to find it.

Anyone remember the thread? Anyone know of a rear tank that is made more like a cannister and mounted better than the current ADV tank?

I think that it would be cool to convert the CJ Designs aluminum tool box into an auxillary tank (or something similar to it, maybe larger?). I am having the same issues with my plastic 2.2 tank and would appreciate a cleaner, better fitting tank.

Todd34 08-17-2012 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by henryroten (Post 19380825)
I think that it would be cool to convert the CJ Designs aluminum tool box into an auxillary tank (or something similar to it, maybe larger?). I am having the same issues with my plastic 2.2 tank and would appreciate a cleaner, better fitting tank.

I thought I saw a thread where a guy had one of CJ's tool boxes converted to a tank.

Todd34 08-17-2012 06:33 AM

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Originally Posted by batovif (Post 19380730)

Those tanks are pretty damn cool but I'm just looking for a tank that replaces the canister on the left but doesn't really change the look of the bike.

DirtyADV 08-17-2012 06:36 AM

I built my own:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtyadv/4844086159/" title="DSC03774 by DirtyADV, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4087/4844086159_33b2af6771_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="DSC03774"></a>

More pictures can be found here.

/Johan

Todd34 08-17-2012 06:40 AM

Nice tank Johan. That's more in line with what I am looking for.

AdvRonski 08-17-2012 07:10 AM

Not painted Orange, but another DIY tank option.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685497


The rear tank mount is very important in stabilizing the fuel tank,
but it is just not an option with the AdvTank.

ktm950se 08-17-2012 02:50 PM

Here's the link to the tank THREAD

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...E/P5150465.jpg

Mine's being shipped out to me today!!! :D

ktm950se

MP5 08-17-2012 05:36 PM

Cant wait to see that on your bike ktm950se. Do you know, or anyone else, what undertail light/kit CJ is using on his SE?

ktm950se 08-17-2012 06:49 PM

I'm not sure which light CJ is running, but here's a thread from a few years back that discusses SE tail-tidys, LINK.

Hattech has some great products, and although their SE tail-tidy is listed, its not shown in pics.

The link to the pics was: http://www.hattech.de/KTM_Superenduro_950_R_KZH.html
but unfortunately just after this page loads, and when you can finally see the tail-tidy, the page then changes to Hattech's homepage.

Perhaps one of our resident IT gurus can stop it from loading and capture a screen shot of the page...

ktm950se

Todd34 10-01-2012 05:55 PM

I just received this from CJ and it's exactly what I was looking for.

http://rtevers34.smugmug.com/photos/...-72HKMrD-M.jpg

http://rtevers34.smugmug.com/photos/...-GVGwG8h-M.jpg

http://rtevers34.smugmug.com/photos/...-FqHfP8Q-M.jpg

what car?? 10-01-2012 10:37 PM

Have you thought about just going with the safari's?? I think that would be the way I would go. I think the weight distribution would be better down lower. Anyone have the weight specs on those tanks, empty/filled? What about weight distribution of the tank on one side and exhaust on the other... I would think the exhaust side would be lighter, how would that affect riding in more technical terrain when balance would be important. I don't have either, safari's or rear tank, but curious what's the opinions.... Not trying to steal the thread, but extra fuel is always a benefit..... And I am curious about the benefits of either or both.....

Todd34 10-02-2012 02:42 AM

Yeah, I thought about the Safari's and I would have went that way had it not been for the price tag. As for the weight, I used to have the ADV tank on that side and didn't really notice. The can I have on the other side will certainly be lighter than the tank when it's full but I don't think they weigh more together than the stock cans. Those things were HEAVY.

NKL 10-02-2012 03:32 AM

This is what I made, Ducati 748 silencer sleeve with a few other bits fabricated onto it, CCM silencer straps, it holds 4.5 litres which gives me 8.5 litres when the fuel light comes on.
http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/RIMG0038.jpg
http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/a...RIMG0036-1.jpg
http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/RIMG0035.jpg
http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/RIMG0040.jpg
Before anybody asks, the cap does have a vent in it, just not in these photos.


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